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The Florida Republicans Who Couldn't Draw a Map

GOP leaders have tried—and failed—to come up with new congressional districts after the state’s highest court ruled their last effort was too favorable to their party.

Democrat Bullwinkel says she'll run for Duckworth seat

Villa Park Village President Deborah Bullwinkel announced plans Tuesday to run for the Democratic House nomination in the 8th Congressional District.

“Florida Legislature ends special session with no agreement on new congressional districts”

Miami Herald: A special legislative session to fix Florida’s flawed congressional district lines ended in chaos Friday as senators staged a walkout and the House rejected Senate requests to extend the session into a third week. Lawmakers ended the session … Continue reading ?

“Legislature at impasse over how to draw Florida’s congressional districts”

Tampa Bay Times: A divide over how to shape Tampa Bay’s congressional districts is creating uncertainty over whether the Legislature will be able to finish its job in a court-ordered special session on time. While a legislative impasse is hardly … Continue reading ?

“Documents reveal secret Florida Senate process to draw district maps”

Tampa Bay Times: The shadow redistricting process that brought down the congressional map also was in full swing in the state Senate’s efforts to redraw its own districts in 2011 and 2012, depositions and email documents submitted as part of … Continue reading ?

Rob Woodall Talks About Congressional Success Stories

Seventh District Rep. Rob Woodall used an appearance at the Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon today to talk about some of the bipartisan success in passing substantive bills in Congress. He pointed out that while most people can cite the latest quote from Donald Trump, or the issues Hillary Clinton has with her […]

“Prison population affecting Florida’s redistricting fight”

Miami Herald: Florida’s prison population is fast becoming a point of contention in the Legislature’s attempt to redraw the state’s congressional districts. The last Census counted more than 160,000 people in Florida correctional facilities, and they cannot vote. But they … Continue reading ?

Neighborhood Joint: Charlies Bar & Kitchen Is a Pioneering Dining Option in a Poor Bronx Neighborhood

Mott Haven, in the nation’s poorest congressional district, is rapidly developing, and a restaurant in a former piano factory built in 1886 is an example.

Florida House approves new map for congressional districts

The House on Tuesday voted 76 to 35 for a map that will upend the state's political landscape. Several incumbents would likely lose their seats if the map is adopted by the full Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott.

Honor Social Security’s 80th By Backing Eric Kingson For Congress

NY-24, the congressional district centered on Syracuse, New York, is the bluest district (D+5) in the entire country represented by a Republican-- thanks in no small part to the deranged insistence from the DCCC that only conservative DINOs should run there. Show More Summary

“Lawmakers offer flurry of amendments to proposed congressional districts map”

Miami Herald: After days of listening to how their staff redrew Florida’s 27 congressional districts in relative seclusion, state legislators Wednesday started taking their own turn at re-mapping the state. By the end of the third day of the 12-day … Continue reading ?

Florida congresswoman tries to block changes to district

The lawsuit comes as legislators are holding a special session to adopt a new map for the state's 27 congressional districts. Voters in 2010 approved the "Fair Districts" measures that mandate legislators cannot draw districts intended...Show More Summary

NYC + U2 + ONE: The end of an amazing tour

Barbra Barrar wrote this blog for us. As a Congressional District Leader, she is a dedicated ONE volunteer and we were delighted to have her with us for the NYC shows. To close out the North American leg of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015, U2 took up residence at New York City’s famed Madison…

Little House Seat on the Prairie

Melissa Gilbert, who became famous as a child actress in the role of Laura Ingalls  in Little House on the Prairie, is running for the House seat in Michgan’s 8 th congressional district. She appears to be, I despair to report, a conventional...Show More Summary

Swing House Seat in New Hampshire May Have Another Rematch

New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, one of the few genuine swing districts left in the country, has recently bounced back and forth between the same two candidates, and they are gearing up to face each other again.

“Study: Law Discouraged More Than Those Without Voter ID”

Texas Tribune: Texas’ strict voter identification requirements kept many would-be votersin a Hispanic-majority congressional district from going to the polls last November — including many who had proper IDs — a new survey shows. And the state’s voter ID law – coupled … Continue reading ?

Josh McKoon Proposes State Version of First Amendment Defense Act

State Senator Josh McKoon was one of the speakers at Saturday’s 8th Congressional District GOP Fish Fry in Perry. While most of his speech was devoted to his effort to pass a state version of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Sen. McKoon also announced his intention of introducing a state version of a proposed […]

Florida launches 3rd attempt to redraw congressional map

(AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, still angry at being forced into action by the state's highest court, launched yet another bid on Monday to reshape the state's congressional districts. Legislators returned to the...Show More Summary

Texas voter photo ID requirement discourages turnout

A new study examines the impact of the controversial Texas law in US Congressional District 23.

“Corrine Brown seeks to stop redistricting in court, says it dilutes minority voting”

Orlando Sentinel: Implying that a secret, racist agenda may be in play to eliminate Congressional districts drawn to represent black voters, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to stop Florida’s redistricting effort. On Wednesday the Florida … Continue reading ?

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