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Florida's 6th congressional district
United States House of Representatives, Florida District 6 map.png
Current Representative Cliff Stearns (R)
Area 3,026 mi²
Distribution 69.4% urban, 30.6% rural
Population (2000) 639,295
Median income $36,846
Ethnicity 78.9% White, 11.9% Black, 2.2% Asian, 5.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+10

Florida's 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida.

The district stretches from the St. Johns River and Jacksonville, sweeping through North Central Florida, encompassing portions of Gainesville and Ocala, meandering down to the northern tip of the Greater Orlando area, in Lake County. It includes all of Bradford and Gilchrist and portions of Alachua, Clay, Duval, Lake, Levy, and Marion counties.

The district contains over 525,000 registered voters, of whom just over 39% are Democratic, while slightly more than 41% identify as Republican. 80 percent of the District is white, with 9.7 percent identified as black and 3.1 percent Hispanic. John McCain received 61% of the vote in this district in 2008.

The district is currently represented by Republican Cliff Stearns. Rep. Stearns was re-elected in 2008 with 61% of the total vote, with Democratic challenger Tim Cunha earning 39%.



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