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3 former California governors back independent redistricting

Three former California governors are wading in to an Arizona elections case before the Supreme Court that could have major implications on how California draws its congressional and legislative districts.

Republicans Say 'Incompetent' Democrats Are Blowing It In A Key House District

Republicans are pouncing after Democrats failed to land their top pick to run in a high-profile New congressional special election in New York. In a sarcastic statement emailed Monday, a spokesman for the House Republicans' campaign arm thanked his Democratic counterparts at the DCCC for being "incompetent as ever" in their recruiting. Show More Summary

More Americans Pro-Life Than “Pro-Choice” in the Last Five Gallup Polls

Ramesh’s comments yesterday on the latest NARAL poll were spot on: the poll, which purports to show strong support for legal abortion in four congressional districts, is deceptive. That NARAL increasingly feels the need to conduct its own polls at all is a striking shift in and of itself. But it’s the change in the questions […]

Rep. Jody Hice Gives His First Remarks From House Floor

Representative Jody Hice, the newly sworn-in Republican Congressman from Georgia’s 10th Congressional District recently gave his first speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. You can watch Representative Hice’s comments in the video clip below: Although Rep. Show More Summary

Why Does Clay Aiken Think His Congressional Run Failed?

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

‘Districts are gerrymandered beyond recognition,’ he says. Aiken’s still got his upcoming reality show to fall back on. read more

GOP Minority Outreach Continues in Earnest

Bless there hearts: District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been selected as the Republican Party candidate on Staten Island for the empty congressional seat. Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Show More Summary

Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island District Attorney who failed to indict the killer of Eric Garner,

Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island District Attorney who failed to indict the killer of Eric Garner, was selected on Saturday as the GOP nominee for the empty congressional seat left by fellow Republican Michael Grimm, who pled guilty to felony tax fraud last month. Read more...

District attorney in Eric Garner case will seek Michael Grimm's seat

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The district attorney who oversaw the investigation into the police-involved death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., announced Friday that he would run for the congressional seat vacated by Michael G. Grimm, who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.

Mr. Loudermilk Goes To Washington

Republican Congressman Elect Barry Loudermilk seems to be all set to assume his new responsibilities as Congressman Phil Gingrey’s successor from Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. The former State Senator from Cassville, GA discusses his transition experiences in a recent interview with the Marietta Daily Journal. Show More Summary

D.C.'s New Attorney General Says Congress Has Not Blocked Legal Marijuana in the Nation's Capital

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

Karl Racine, the newly elected attorney general of Washington, D.C., recently old The Washington Post that a congressional spending restriction aimed at stopping the District from legalizing marijuana does not actually accomplish that. Show More Summary

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - December 30, 2014

4 weeks agoOdd : Happy Place

1. One Legislator Unlucky Enough To Get Caught Being Corrupt Resigning From Congress 1/535th of the U.S. Congress's corruption problem was solved today, when Michael Grimm—who represents New York State's 11th congressional district—announced that he will resign from office, after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Show More Summary

Memo to GOP: Dropping Steve Scalise is a no-brainer

If the people of the Louisiana 1st Congressional district want Steve Scalise to represent them in Congress, they can have him. But after the revelation that Rep. Scalise (R) spoke to a group organized by former Ku Klux Klan leader and all-time racist gadabout David Duke in 2002, the party should dump him as majority whip. Show More Summary

The Prosecutor At The Center Of The Eric Garner Case Is Considering A Congressional Bid

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is "very seriously" considering a campaign for outgoing Rep. Michael Grimm's (R-New York) seat. Grimm pleaded guilty to a felony tax evasion charge last week and subsequently announced his intent to resign on Monday night. Show More Summary

Comparing The Two Most Republican Houses In 70 Years

Before Christmas, Arizona finished its 2nd Congressional District recount, showing Republican Martha McSally beating incumbent Democrat Ron Barber by 167 votes. This means there will be 247 Republicans in the

The Wildest Story In The Republican Party Right Now

By January 2016, the last Republican congressional seat in New York City may very well be occupied by an admitted tax fraudster, a district attorney at the center of the nationwide controversy over alleged police brutality, or one of the GOP's most promising rising stars. Show More Summary

Martha McSally: Gabby Giffords House Seat Won By Pro Gun Air Force Vet

Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally has won the Arizona House seat in the Tuscon area formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords, thereby flipping the Second Congressional District from Democrat to Republican. The election went to a recount,...Show More Summary

Final 2014 House Race Settled After Recount

The last unresolved congressional race of the 2014 midterms was settled on Wednesday, when an Arizona court declared Republican Martha McSally the victor in the state's second district by 167 votes.

Complete Repudiation: Pro-Gun Candidate Wins Gabby Giffords' Former House Seat

On December 17, pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared the winner in the race for Arizona's second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.) Arizona's second district...Show More Summary

Arizona Republican wins narrowly against Gabby Giffords aide

Martha McSally won Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District seat, beating an aide of retired Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Where campaign spending was highest, disdain for it is bipartisan

The priciest congressional election in the country wasn't a slugfest in some silk-stocking district or free-for-all on the pricey Westside of Los Angeles. It was fought here in Northern California, where the American River winds from Folsom through the workaday suburbs of Sacramento.

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