In an email sent out to supporters this morning, Corrine Brown’s opponent Mike Yost lashes out at the Democratic congresswoman’s decision to continue her lawsuit against Fair Districts Amendment 6.
Amendment 6, which passed last year with a supermajority, could lead to district lines being radically redrawn — a potential problem for Brown, who might have trouble being reelected once her now awkwardly drawn district changes. Brown and fellow Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, joined in a suit against the amendments, which they say will lead to less minority representation in the state.
Though opinion on the Fair Districts issue generally falls along partisan lines, Brown and Yost have both proved to be enigmas. Yost, a Republican, has said he doesn’t necessarily support or oppose Fair Districts, but he would certainly stand a better chance of taking District 3 should it be redrawn to include more Republicans.
“When politicians want to keep their power more than they want to Represent the people they are supposed to serve, then there is obviously no concern for what the PEOPLE said in 2010 about Fair District boundaries,” Yost writes in his new email. “Instead of running on her record, she once again wants to choose her voters and not let the voters choose her. Isn’t that why there are so many people who live in this District who really does feel ‘unrepresented’ in Washington?”
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, told reporters yesterday that the House plans to join Brown and Diaz-Balart in their suit that seeks to block Amendment 6 from taking effect. Critics have called on Cannon to stop wasting taxpayer dollars to fight an amendment that a majority of Floridians support.