In a year that promises heavy turnover in the House, the Sunshine State could set the pace for political upheaval. With the June 8 announcement by veteran Democratic Representative Charles E. Bennett that he won't seek a 23rd term, 9 of Florida's 23 congressional districts will have no incumbent running. Four are newly created districts, while five members are retiring. The election could also see a further shift to the Republicans, who hold a 10-9 edge among Florida members. The influential Cook Political Report shows the gop leading in 10 districts, with five rated toss-ups.
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