Florida prepares to rumble yet again over redistricting

CAMPAIGN ROUNDUP — Florida’s Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book rolled out endorsements for her reelection bid on Tuesday, but what was notable is that she did not have full backing from members of her own caucus. Book is suddenly in a primary fight with Barbara Sharief, a former Broward County commissioner who unsuccessfully ran for Congress. Eleven Senate Democrats endorsed Book, but the list did not include Sens. Gary Farmer, Audrey Gibson, Rosalind Osgood and Annette Taddeo. Both Farmer, who was pushed out as Senate Democratic leader before Book moved into the job, and Osgood represent parts of Broward County … 

… Amanda Makki, a Republican candidate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, announced on Tuesday that she had gathered the nearly 2,600 petitions needed to qualify for the ballot so she doesn’t have to pay a qualifying fee … Democratic state Rep. Michele Rayner was endorsed nine legislators including state Sens. Shevrin Jones and Bobby Powell in her bid for Florida’s 13th District.