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Mayor Curry sides with DeSantis on redistricting

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Mayor Lenny Curry.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry stepped into the heated redistricting battle by joining Gov. Ron DeSantis in asking the Florida Supreme Court for an advisory opinion on keeping a congressional district that stretches from Jacksonville to west of Tallahassee.

Curry's filing Monday with the Supreme Court puts him at odds with U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, who lashed out at DeSantis last week for seeking an opinion on whether the 5th Congressional District must continue to link minority populations in Jacksonville and the Tallahassee area.

Lawson renewed his criticism Monday in response to briefs filed with the Supreme Court.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.