By Javier Manjarres
***Update- Adam Hasner has just formally announced that he will run for Congress.
Former Florida House Majority Leader and now former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Adam Hasner will announce that he is running for Congress in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, currently held by Congressman Allen West, who just announced yesterday that he will be running for re-election in congressman Tom Rooney’s congressional district, according to a source close to West.
That same source close to Congressman Allen West has confirmed the following to the Shark Tank:
Congressman Tom Rooney will be running for re-election in a newly proposed congressional district that stretches from Martin County to Charlotte County on west coast of state.
“Congressman Allen West is in full support of Adam Hasner running for Congressional District 22, and a full endorsement is forthcoming.”
But the more important developing story concerns what we previously reported about the “Screw Allen West campaign” that originated in the Florida Legislature. This story was discussed by Rush ‘El Rushbo’ Limbaugh, who excoriated Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford as well as Mark Levin, who joined Rush in following the bread crumbs straight to the top of the Florida Senate.
Our trusted source in Tallahassee tells us that “the powers that be” are infuriated with our reportage of this story and its subsequent fallout, and inexplicably, are now considering changing up the redistricting lines again. But this possible move would not only cause further confusion amongst incumbents and or candidates across the state who have already announced their intentions to run in their respective districts, it would also potentially undermine what everyone has publicly stated they would not do in regards to Amendments 5 & 6, which is to draw congressional and legislative districts that protect incumbents or favor either political party.
Has redistricting unfortunately become riddled with personal agendas within the Florida Legislature? For example, there is some serious bad blood that remains between Senate President Mike Haridipolos and Adam Hasner. When Haridopolos dropped out of the U.S. Senate race early last year he stated that, “I can tell you one thing: I will not be supporting Adam Hasner for the Senate.”
Their feud stems back from an alleged personal agreement that the two men had prior to Hasner’s announcement for the Senate last year, where they agreed not to run against each other for Congress.By the way, has anyone noticed that the Democratic Party have been extremely quiet about the proposed redistricting lines that have been made public? Not even a peep from Congresswoman/DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz- no one has expressed any opposition to the lines. This fuels the speculation that, as we’ve reported before, Democrats were involved in both the process and the final “deal” all along.