A Judge knocks down Amendment 7; More Tampa City Council candidates get in the mix, and King James is now a Floridian: Mitch Perry Report 7.9.10

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A Tallahassee Judge yesterday threw out Amendment 7, the measure supported by incumbent lawmakers that would neuter Amendment 5 and 6, which would make the drawing of political districts in the state seemingly fairer.

As more Tampa City Council candidates apply for the interim decisions to be decided in 9 days, one of those applicants has an intriguing idea on how to avoid this situation in the future;

Meanwhile, as predicted, Hillsborough Republicans are challenging those city council members who screwed up in filing their paperwork on time;

Charlie Crist called for a special session on offshore drilling yesterday. Republicans don't like it.

And LeBron James is now a Floridian.  Read our take on the madness here.

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