Joined at the hip. That’s how Sarasota and Manatee Counties are politically and that’s how they’ll stay if a new Florida Congressional redistricting map is approved. The State Senate rejecting a plan that would have split the two counties that now make up the 13th Congressional District into two separate districts.Proponents of the plan had suggested each county could serve as an economic and political anchor for a new district but state senators gave it the thumbs down.