It's ugly as redistricting pits GOP vs. GOP

Associated Press

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Redistricting is forcing Republican House incumbents to challenge each other.

In central Florida, 10-term Rep. John Mica is facing first-term Rep. Sandy Adams. Mica is the powerful chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Adams is a tea party-backed freshman who says her rival is "the personification of all that went wrong with our Republican majority."

The same internal fight is playing out in southern Louisiana, where four-term Rep. Charles Boustany will probably face first-term Rep. Jeff Landry. The two already are trading charges about conservative purity and budget votes.

In Arizona, a race is taking shape between two GOP freshmen — Ben Quayle and David Schweikert. Illinois settled one bitter GOP primary in March when first-term Rep. Adam Kinzinger knocked off 10-term Rep. Donald Manzullo.