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Saying Goodbye: Corrine Brown returns to Tallahassee

Supporters of Cong. Corrine Brown are saying their goodbyes to the veteran lawmaker after nearly 20 years of service to the Central Florida community.

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With the handwriting on the wall clearly established after losing her legal battle opposing the current redistricting lines,  Congresswoman Corrine Brown has announced that she will run for re-election in the new 5th District in Jacksonville.  Brown fought a good fight to keep her old congressional district which incorporated both Jacksonville and Orlando.  The most recent judicial rejection on the threshold of a new election forced the veteran politician to choose between running in Jacksonville or running in Orlando.

“Although I am extremely disappointed in the Federal court’s decision earlier this week, I am declaring my candidacy for the newly drawn Congressional District Five of Florida,” Brown said in a prepared statement. “And with respect to the redistricting lawsuit, I will continue to explore my options regarding a possible appeal, and am still reviewing the ruling with lead Attorney William Sheppard and his legal team in Jacksonville.”

In deciding to run in Jacksonville, Brown cleared the way for a run for the Orlando seat by Val Demings, former Orlando Chief of Police, and wife of Orange County Sheriff, Jerry Demings.

“I have a lot of unfinished business to address in Washington, and I look forward to providing a strong voice in Congress for the citizens in the new 5th Congressional District,” Brown said.


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