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Torturer on the Ballot

Michigan’s First Congressional District is cold enough to freeze spit. Half of it is disconnected from the rest of Michigan and tacked onto the top of Wisconsin. A bit of it is further north than that, but rumored to be inhabited nonetheless. In the recent Congressional elections, incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Benishek was reelected to [...]

Debbie Dingell Makes History

Democrat Debbie Dingell's commanding victory on Election Day in Michigan's 12th Congressional District marked the first time in electoral history that a non-widowed female candidate will directly succeed her husband in either legislative chamber. (John Dingell is retiring in January...

Guess Who Really, Really Likes Obamacare?

Many Liberals love Obamacare, as long as they aren’t the ones paying for it. Obama and Congressional Democrats (at least the ones in safe Districts who haven’t lost their seats)

This Republican Admits Rising Seas Are Swallowing His District. But Can He Say That in Washington?

"Drilling = Jobs" Don't expect much drama when Louisiana voters go to polls again next month—especially in the 6th Congressional District. After fending off an eclectic field of challengers, Republican Garret Graves is facing former Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

McSally’s sally

(Scott Johnson) When they finished counting the votes in Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District — the one formerly represented by Gabrielle Giffords — Republican challenger Martha McSally led incumbent Democrat Ron Barber by 161 votes. Show More Summary

Slaughter Wins House Race Against Assini

After widening her lead in the final round of ballot counting Wednesday, Rep. Louise Slaughter now has the votes she needs to retain her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 25th congressional district for a 15th term. After an additional 2,800 ballots were tallied Wednesday, Slaughter’s lead over Republican challenger Mark Assini grew to... Continue Reading

Marge Roukema 1929-2014

Eight days ago, the strip of solid blue across New Jersey's middle that is the 12th Congressional District elected to send Bonnie Watson Coleman to the House of Representatives, the first woman we will send to Congress from New Jersey since Marge Roukema retired in 2003. Show More Summary

Alan Grayson Wraps American Flag Around His Liberal Agenda

Love him or hate him, but liberal Democrat Alan Grayson is doing the right thing by announcing that he would be providing “American-made flags” to high schools in his congressional district. “Some of our schools are buying flags made in China because they’re less expensive,” Grayson stated in a press release announcing his flag-donation plan. Show More Summary

Peters Credits Distance from Obama for Victory in CA-52

Democratic congressman Scott Peters, 56, looking like the likely winner in California’s 52nd congressional district over GOP candidate Carl DeMaio, claims that he won the close race partly because he put daylight between himself and Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Gerrymanderers and the Dark Art of Redistricting

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Republican Party is in control of both the House and Senate, and the redrawing of Congressional districts is one of the tools that led America to its current fate. The Atlantic follows Tom Hoffeler, a Republican consultant responsible for the bulk work of the redistricting strategy. Read the rest

SAN DIEGO: Rep. Scott Peters Takes Vote Count Lead Over Homocon Carl DeMaio

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via NBC San Diego: An updated tally puts U.S. Rep. Scott Peters ahead of challenger Carl DeMaio by 861 votes in the tight race for the 52nd Congressional District. A final, certified winner will not be announced until Monday. After Election...Show More Summary

Carl DeMaio Loses Lead to Scott Peters in CA-52

SAN DIEGO, California -- Democrat incumbent Congressman Scott Peters overtakes Carl DeMaio lead in California’s 52nd Congressional District seat upset by a margin of 861 votes in a Thursday afternoon update, a change from DeMaio's Wednesday morning lead of 752 votes. Show More Summary

CA-26: Gorell-Brownley Race Still Too Close to Call

California's 26th congressional district race between incumbent Democrat Julia Brownley and Republican challenger Jeff Gorell is still too close to call. According to California's Secretary of State's website, Brownley leads Gorell by exactly 530 votes, or a 50.2-49.8% margin. Show More Summary

Republican Candidate Known As 'Meltdown Mike' Wins IL Congressional Seat Not Held By GOP in 70 Years

Your feel-good story of the day: Republican candidate Mike Bost Tuesday won the U.S. House of Representative seat for Southern Illinois’ 12th Congressional District. Bost, a state representative since 1995, ousted Democratic incumbent Bill Enyart in a tightly contested race. Show More Summary

Update: Col. Martha McSally Builds Lead in AZ Congressional Race

Retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally (R-AZ) continued to build on her lead late Wednesday in Arizona’s District 2 race! Martha E. McSally is a pioneer. She is the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, and first to command a … Continue reading ?

A Ray Of Light

Casting about for a reason to get out of bed for the next two years, I found a reason to put at least one foot on the floor. It was out in Nebraska's Second Congressional District. Republican incumbent Lee Terry, who is perhaps the Keystone XL pipeli...

Stephen Colbert Just Had A Cringe-Worthy Interview With A California Congresswoman

Comedian Stephen Colbert took his "Better Know a District" series to California's Oakland-based 13th Congressional District on Wednesday night — and it was awkward. For the majority of the 8-minute interview with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California), Colbert asked one inappropriate question after. Show More Summary

Assini-Slaughter Race Still Too Close To Call

The official winner of New York’s 25th congressional district is still unknown but incumbent Democrat Louise Slaughter leads Republican challenger Mark Assini by 651 votes and has declared victory. Slaughter, a microbiologist who gives...Show More Summary

Mia Love, First Black Republican Woman Elected to Congress Declares, 'I Wasn't Elected Because of The Color of My Skin'

Mia Love, 38, the daughter of Haitian-American parents who became the first black Republican woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress Tuesday night when she was elected to represent Utah's 4th Congressional District, celebrated and pushed back at critics who focused on the color of her skin.

Newswire: Clay Aiken loses Congressional bid but wins a docuseries

Clay Aiken may have been defeated in his bid for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District seat, but his efforts will be chronicled in a new docuseries. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire Network will premiere the four-hour series in early 2015. Show More Summary

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