Former Montgomery County Council and school board member Valerie Ervin announced her candidacy for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat Wednesday, becoming the sixth entrant into next April’s Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D).Read full article >>
Politico: The Supreme Court may have knocked out the best-known challenge to existing congressional districts in a number of states on Monday, but maps still remain in flux for 2016 in three important, large battleground states: Florida, North Carolina and … Continue reading ?
Just a note to those California Democratic Party leaders who have been spending the last few months sketching new congressional districts in anticipation of Monday's Supreme Court ruling in a case out of Arizona: Put down your pencils and put away your maps. The court rejected a challenge to Arizona's...
States where Democrats could gain from redistricting reform ballot initiatives, with current congressional district counts Republicans have successfully used redistricting to all but ensure they'll keep control of the House of Representatives short of a 2006-style wave for Democrats. Show More Summary
This is a really big deal. SCOTUS rules in favor of the people of Arizona vs. their own state government. In response to complaints that the state legislature was engaging in partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, Arizona voters approved an independent commission to draw district lines in a 2000 ballot initiative. Show More Summary
In a victory for opponents of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of an independent commission to draw Arizona's congressional districts. Writing for a narrow majority in the 5-4 ruling, Justice Ruth Bader...Show More Summary
In one of its final decisions this term, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the legality Arizona's citizen redistricting commission, which is responsible for redrawing congressional and legislative district lines. The case was closely watched by legal and political experts in California, some of...
The U.S. Supreme Court “bolstered efforts to make federal elections more competitive, upholding an independent commission set up by Arizona voters to draw congressional districts,” Bloomberg reports. “The 5-4 ruling is a setback to Arizona Republicans, who had hoped to [...]
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission and rejected a constitutional challenge from Republican lawmakers. Continue reading ? The post Justices uphold Arizona’s system for redistricting appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in a bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The court, split 5-4, ruled that the ballot initiative did not violate the U.S. Show More Summary
Ruling against the Republican-led legislature, the justices said a referendum that stripped lawmakers of the power to map congressional districts was constitutional.
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I spoke with Mark Brodie of KJZZ about the case expected to come down Monday. … Continue reading ?
Another Democrat has emerged to challenge Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) in next year's election for the last Republican-held congressional district in Los Angeles County.
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt: Political Offices Are Not Meant to Be Family Heirlooms Ace of Spades, making his case for his friend Mike Flynn in the special House election in Illinois’ 8 th Congressional District, made an interesting point in an aside: Mike Flynn’s opponent is not a bad man, I imagine. Show More Summary
Where Mike Flynn and Darin LaHood should do their best, and where the game will be fought. I took some time to warp this Romney+25 Congressional District for the Decision Desk, which will be providing live returns on 7/7. LaHood,...
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So retreating to his old congressional district in suburban New Orleans, perhaps the only place in America where he's held in high regard, the one-time wonder boy of American politics,...
The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations. Both candidates mentioned a letter from Pope Francis calling on Catholics to make combating climate change a top priority. Show More Summary
The other day we brought you new data from Families USA that hinted at the political chaos that could unfold if the Supreme Court guts subsidies for millions. The data, broken down by Congressional district, showed that in key swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Virgina, many House GOP districts are home to tens […]