http://shark-tank.net/2012/01/27/24717/ Weatherford Confirms Redistricting Will Leave Allen Westâs Congressional Seat Vulnerable Jacksonville,FL- After last nightâs Republican Presidential debate, the candidatesâ respective spinmeisters made their cases to the media as to why their guy won the debate. One of Governor Mitt Romneyâs spokesmen was Florida Representative Will Weatherford, and during the course of his remarks in the âSpin Roomâ, he shed a very dim light on the ongoing redistricting process in the Florida Legislature. Over the past several weeks, many Republicans have voiced their disappointment towards the Republican legislature after the release of the preliminary redistricting maps. Much of the ire concerns the proposed boundaries of Congressman Allen Westâs 22nd Congressional District that would be redrawn to include far more registered Democrats. Westâs congressional district inexplicably sheds the most Republican electoral support, in comparison to all other incumbent Republican and Democrat Congressman. A few weeks back we quoted an unnamed legislator saying that, âAllen West was screwedâ, a statement which was originally made about made five months before the proposed maps were made public, leading insiders to believe that the fix was in against Allen West. But in light of Weatherfordâs comment (VIDEO), it is increasingly clear that this is a fait accompli. (Read more-Allen West is Screwed) According to Weatherford, those preliminary maps will not change- at the most, any additional changes would be minimal, and those changes would not make any appreciable difference from the preliminary maps. In addition, Weatherford stated that a deal was struck between him, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, and Senator Don Gaetz to finalize these maps and push them through as soon as possible. Weatherford also said that the proposed maps are in legal compliance with both the Voting Rights Act and Amendment 6. So based on Weatherfordâs comments, the 22nd Congressional District is now very much in play for the Democrat Party, and West is at an even larger disadvantage than he was previously- it will be a very difficult and expensive seat for Republicans to defend.