Webster Wants Part Of FL Districts Redraw

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dan Webster is asking to intervene in the ongoing case that will decide Florida’s congressional districts.

Webster asked the Florida Supreme Court late Thursday to allow him to join what he called an “extraordinary case.”

The Supreme Court is expected next month to decide on new boundaries for the state’s 27 congressional districts. Judge Terry Lewis recommended that the high court adopt a map that would make it nearly impossible for Webster to win re-election from his current central Florida district.

Webster is among hard-line conservatives who pushed John Boehner to resign as speaker.

The Supreme Court in July threw out Florida’s congressional districts because they violated the “Fair Districts” measure adopted by voters.

Legislators failed to agree on a new map during an August special session.