Republican challenger, redistricting expected to shake up North Florida Senate race

Republican challenger, redistricting expected to shake up North Florida Senate race

North Florida Democratic Senator Loranne Ausley is likely facing tougher race this year than when she ran in 2020. The district’s new boundaries, national politics and a high-profile Republican challenger are three factors expected to make Senate District 3 more competitive this year.

Lawmakers removed Calhoun County from District 3 and added Lafayette, Suwannee and Dixie Counties. The district also became less Blue.

President Joe Biden won the district by 9 percentage points.

An analysis of the newly-drawn district, showed Biden with a three percentage point lead over former President Donald Trump in 2020. Former Leon County Democratic Chair Jon Ausman says this change is likely to shape ho...

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