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The GOP's electoral mapmaking may win elections, but it also subverts the Constitution

The Supreme Court this week refused to hear Republican lawmakers' attempt to block a new map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania. That means that Republicans' extremely partisan gerrymander of the state is out. A new, less partisan map is in. Many news outlets, including Reuters, framed...

ILLINOIS: Nazi Wins GOP US House Primary

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Newsweek reports: Arthur Jones, a Holocaust denier and “long-time neo-Nazi” whose website promotes anti-Semitic material, is the Republican Party’s official candidate in a congressional district spanning areas of Chicago after he ran unopposed in a primary. Show More Summary

Anti-LGBT Democratic Congressman Bests Progressive Challenger in Illinois

Dan Lipinski was declared winner of the Democratic primary in the Third Congressional District shortly after midnight.

Conservative Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski narrowly beats back his progressive challenger in a bitter Illinois primary battle with national implications

Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski narrowly managed to beat back his progressive challenger in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday with 50.9% of the vote. Marie Newman, a first-time candidate, campaigned against Lipinski's conservative...Show More Summary

Former GOP Senator admits he donated to Conor Lamb in PA-18: ‘Too many Republicans have drunk Trump-Aid’

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Gordon Humphrey, a former two-term Republican senator from New Hampshire, said he donated to Democratic candidate Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district special election held last week—the first time in 50 years he’s given money to the opposing party. In an op-ed for USA Today,...

Why Do Pennsylvania's Voters Have More Rights Than North Carolina's?

On Monday, the Supreme Court said it wouldn’t get involved in Pennsylvania’s redistricting case. That means the state’s voters will go to the polls this fall using re-drawn congressional districts that aren’t illegally gerrymandered by the GOP. Show More Summary

GOP Losing Ground In Republican-Held Districts

First Read: “Our latest NBC/WSJ poll finds Democrats with a 10-point lead in congressional preference, with Dems holding the advantage in enthusiasm and among independents, and with college-educated white women breaking heavily against the GOP. But there’s another ominous sign [...]

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 20, 2018

TODAY’S THE DAY -- TO FINALLY DUMP DAN LIPINSKI IN ILLINOIS: HRC is on the ground in Chicago with staff, volunteers and coalition partners to mobilize HRC members in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District to turn out today for Marie Newman -- the pro-equality insurgent who is challenging Lipinski, the most anti-equality Democrat in Congress. Show More Summary

Democrat Ben Hanson Hangs up House Campaign

North Dakota Democratic congressional candidate Ben Hanson speaks during district conventions in Fargo Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. John Hageman / Forum News Service Former Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider may have won the endorsement...Show More Summary

Is Nancy Pelosi unpopular because she’s a woman — or because she was speaker of the House?

On March 13, Conor Lamb delighted most Democrats with his apparent upset win in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. But one of Lamb’s campaign promises had raised eyebrows: The candidate openly endorsed replacing Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats, perhaps because she has long been unpopular. Show More Summary

‘He’s ahead. Wake up.’ Kansas Republicans fear defeat in 2018 congressional race

The KFC bucket came with a side of Republican panic. Anxiety over the GOP's weakened grasp on Kansas’ 2nd congressional district, which includes Topeka and Lawrence, was on full display … Click to Continue »

PA, accountability, non-accountability and Farrakhan and the Women’s March

We talked about the PA Congressional race that went to Democrat Conor Lamb during the podcast.  Essentially the fact that he won had more to do with him knowing his district better than his foe and his campaign manager not succumbing to the advice and pressure of the DCCC to run her candidate a certain […]

The Supreme Court Is Now Republicans’ Only Hope of Restoring Pennsylvania’s Gerrymander

A federal court threw out a Republican challenge to Pennsylvania’s new electoral map on Monday, dealing a blow to GOP efforts to get rid of congressional districts that are friendlier to Democrats. Now all eyes are on the US Supreme Court, the only court that could halt Pennsylvania from holding its 2018 midterm elections under the […]

The Conor Lamb Model

With a slim margin of just a few hundred votes, Conor Lamb is the presumptive winner of the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18 th Congressional District. Lamb’s victory—an upset on the order of Doug Jones’ win in Alabama—is important...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Rejects Pennsylvania GOP Attempt To Block Redrawn US House Districts Map, Dem Pickups Likely

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The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from Pennsylvania Republican legislative leaders to block the implementation of a redrawn congressional map that creates more parity between the political parties in the state. Show More Summary

PENNSYLVANIA: Saccone Still Won’t Concede Loss To Lamb, Launches New Campaign In Another District

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Though he hasn’t conceded a loss to Democrat Conor Lamb in the 18th Congressional District, Republican Rick Saccone has officially secured the number of petitions needed to run in the newly-redrawn 14th District, his campaign announced Monday. Show More Summary

Breaking: Supreme Court, With No Noted Dissent, Refuses to Intervene in Pa Redistricting Case Just Hours After Lower Court Rules

BREAKING: #SCOTUS will not stop PA’s new congressional districts from going into effect, denying Pa Republicans’ request for a stay of the PA Supreme Court decision. There were no noted dissents. — Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) March 19, 2018 I … Continue reading ?

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: March 19, 2018

HRC WORKING TO RID CONGRESS OF ILLINOIS’ ANTI-LGBTQ DAN LIPINSKI: HRC is on the ground in Chicago with staff, volunteers and coalition partners to mobilize HRC members in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District to turn out this TuesdayShow More Summary

Northam endorses Wexton in primary to challenge Comstock

The Democratic governor won in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in last year’s election.

SALENA ZITO: For Republicans, A Lesson for 2018. “One of the biggest advantages Conor Lamb had in …

SALENA ZITO: For Republicans, A Lesson for 2018. “One of the biggest advantages Conor Lamb had in his victory last week in the special election for Western Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was that his campaign manager lived in his district. Abby Nassif Murphy did not have an office at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; she […]

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