Sunshine State News
By Allison Nielsen April 20, 2016
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., says she will run for reelection after all, despite her congressional district being redrawn last year. Just this week, a group of federal judges rejected Brown’s lawsuit alleging the newly-redrawn congressional districts violate the Federal Voting Rights Act and unfairly disadvantage minority voters. “I am very disappointed in the Federal court’s decision earlier this week,” Brown said in a statement released Wednesday. “Although I still maintain that the new congressional districts will be severely disadvantageous to minorities throughout the state of Florida, I intend to declare my candidacy for the newly drawn Congressional District Five of Florida.” Brown’s candidacy has already caused one other candidate for CD 5 to drop out of the race. Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville, has already said she would forego running for the seat since Brown will be running for reelection.