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Florida And Republicans Are Winners In New Allocation Of Seats In Congress

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Zach Gibson
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The U.S. House.

Florida is about to become a more powerful player in national politics based on Census reapportionment numbers released Monday, part of an enormously important redistribution of power.

“We gain clout,” said former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, a Palm Beach County Republican.

First, it will come in the state’s congressional delegation. Florida will gain one seat, for a total of 28 in the 435-member House of Representatives, starting with next year’s elections for Congress. Second, it will come in the number of votes the state gets in the Electoral College, which determines who wins the presidency in 2024.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.