FL-15 spans from the suburbs of Tampa in the West to the suburbs of Orlando in the East. It follows I-4 with Plant City and Lakeland near the geographic center and Temple Terrace, Progress Village, Clermont, and Valrico shaping the borders.
Yes, it’s gerrymandered, but this seat actually became closer for Dems after redistricting. Senator Nelson won it the last time he was on the ballot here and it has gotten bluer every election since 2008.
This is the most flippable US Congress seat in Florida outside of the Miami area, it’s certainly the closest near Tampa and Orlando, and it’s a top-40 pick-up for Dems nation-wide.
This is going to be a front-line target for Dems to retake the House in 2018. It’s “PVI” rating is R+6, but with polling nationally in the D+13 range FL-15 has never been more within reach.
I try not to go after Ross for leading the vote to take away healthcare from EVERY American with a pre-existing condition or even for being one of only a handful of non-family members on Trump’s Transition team… My problem is in 7-years in Congress Ross has only enacted one bill into law (he renamed a Mulberry Post Office). Don’t take it from me though.