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Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Kyrsten

(Paul Mirengoff) Kyrsten Sinema represents Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is said to be the first openly bisexual woman elected to Congress, as well as the only openly non-theist or atheist member of the current Congress. Show More Summary

The Worst Ad of the 2018 Elections Is Already Here

The contest for Virginia’s 10 th District House seat is generally considered one of the 2018 congressional races to watch. Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock could be vulnerable given Donald Trump’s unpopularity in Northern...Show More Summary

House Republicans’ political arm targets Democrats on national security

The National Republican Congressional Committee is launching a six-figure digital ad buy designed to cast Democrats running in key House districts as soft on national security. The spots, set to … Click to Continue »

Voting Rights Roundup: Supreme Court stays orders to redraw racially gerrymandered Texas districts

Leading Off ? Texas: In a major blow to voting rights, the Supreme Court ruled five-to-four along ideological lines on Tuesday to stay two recent lower court rulings that had ordered Texas Republicans to redraw their congressional and state House districts. Show More Summary

Bogus: Virginia Democrats consider eliminating primary in favor of a convention for key House race

Well, this is garbage. Democrats in Virginia's 10th Congressional District—a highly educated seat in the D.C. suburbs that swung sharply against Donald Trump last year—have been enjoying a surge in progressive energy, as at least four different serious candidates have all stepped up to challenge the incumbent GOP congresswoman, Barbara Comstock. Show More Summary

The Racist Map Wins

On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court blocked two rulings by a federal district court that would have required Texas to redraw its state and federal congressional districts. The lower court had ruled that the Texas Legislature illegally gerrymandered these districts along racial lines and ordered new maps for the 2018 election. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Gives Texas Republicans a Big Boost in 2018 and Beyond

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court waded into the legal battle over Texas’ redistricting maps, allowing the state to retain congressional and state House district lines that were found discriminatory by a lower court. The court’s decision, issued over the dissent of the four liberal justices, means that districts that appeared set to become […]

Supreme Court Puts Redrawing Of Texas Electoral Maps On Hold

In August, a federal court struck down two GOP-drawn congressional districts saying they were discriminatory.

Supreme Court blocks lower court rulings on Texas districts

A divided Supreme Court is blocking lower court rulings that ordered Texas to redraw some congressional and legislative districts. The 5-4 order issued late Tuesday means the state almost certainly … Click to Continue »

Democrat Liegeois challenging GOP US Rep. Gallagher

A Democratic assistant district attorney is challenging first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher for a northeast Wisconsin congressional seat. Beau Liegeois (LEE-Joyce) of Allouez launched his candidacy for the 8th … Click to Continue »

Maryland Challengers to Partisan Gerrymandering Seek Supreme Court Review

Jurisdictional statement in Benisek v. Lamone: This case is a First Amendment challenge to the partisan gerrymander of a single federal congressional district. Plaintiffs allege that state officials responsible for Maryland’s 2011 congressional redistricting plan targeted them for vote dilution … Continue reading ?

Consolidate Congressional Districts to Make Elections Fairer

Multi-member congressional districts would lead to more proportional representation and political moderation.

Ex-lawmaker Kirkpatrick running for McSally's House seat

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords is endorsing Ann Kirkpatrick in the Democratic primary for southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. Friday's move by Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, gives … Click to Continue ...

Here Come the Republican Retirements

First Read: “Looking ahead to next year’s congressional midterm elections, maybe the biggest political development over the past week has been the back-to-back retirements from moderate House Republicans who represent swing districts.” “Democrats need to net a gain of 24 [...]

Republican Dave Reichert will retire from swing seat, giving Democrats a big pickup opportunity

Democrats got some huge news on Wednesday when GOP Rep. Dave  Reichert announced that he would not seek re-election to Washington’s 8th congressional district, a competitive seat in suburban Seattle. Reichert is a former King CountyShow More Summary

“David Daley: Sen. Flake is right about dangers of gerrymandering Congressional districts”

Arizona Daily Star oped: What’s gone less noticed, however, is that Flake – and a growing chorus of Republicans – have begun calling for reform of the very mechanism that helped give rise to Trump and ensured the Republican dominance … Continue reading ?

Florida Crowd Chants: “Lock Her Up” at Mention of Wasserman Schultz’s Name

Republican Carlos Reyes kicked off his campaign last week against Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the District 23 Congressional race. The Republican crowd chanted “Lock her up!” after Wasserman Schultz was mentioned by name. Crowd responds...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Blocks Order to Redraw Texas Voting Districts

The U.S. Supreme Court stayed an order that would have forced legislators to redraw two congressional districts in Texas, pending a decision about whether the boundaries discriminate against minorities. Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. issued the one-page order in Abbott v. Perez, giving the plaintiffs until Sept. 5, 2017, to......

“Judges: NC lawsuit over partisan gerrymander will proceed”

WRAL: A federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional districts will move forward, a panel of federal judges decided Tuesday, instead of being put on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court tackles issues relevant to the case. Common Cause v. Rucho … Continue reading ?

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