Daniel Webster Opts to Run in Redrawn District

Webster said Monday he will run for re-election in Florida's new 11th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., said Monday he will run in the state's new 11th District, two months after a court imposed a new map  that morphed the Orlando-area district he now represents in the favor of Democrats.  

In an email to the Tampa Bay Times , Webster said he was running for another term because more was to be done to "reform the process and fix what is broken in Washington."  “For the past five years, I have fought to change the power based, staff-driven congressional process into one based upon principles," he told the paper. Touting his own conservative credentials, he added, "Last year, I ran for speaker against John Boehner and the powerful Washington establishment because I believe that our country deserves a legislative process that works.”  

Florida Republican to Retire From Congress

Nugent is retiring in 2016 after serving three terms. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 4 p.m. |  Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla., will retire from Congress after just three terms, he announced Monday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.  

Nugent, 64, leaves vacant a safe Republican seat based in northwestern Florida. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney won it in 2012 by a 19-point margin — meaning the Republican primary is likely to produce the next member from this seat.