WaPo: By virtue of money in the bank, state Sen. Jamie B. Raskin and former WJLA anchor Kathleen Matthews are the clear front-runners in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat. And with front-runnerhood comes increased scrutiny and … Continue reading ?
The GOP's goal was to render congressional elections little more than political theater, an annual ritual that would produce the same 8-3 delegation every single time. The post Virginia Republicans Admit They Rigged The State’s Congressional Districts To Elect GOP Lawmakers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
John Lewis said he is running for reelection for the 5th Congressional District representing Atlanta. Speaking to the AJC on Wednesday and surprising perhaps no one, Lewis said: “Yes, yes. I’m doing it. I’m doing it. I know there are a few people who think: ‘Oh, maybe he’s going to give it up.’ But I’m not […]
Lyle Denniston for SCOTUSBlog: The Supreme Court on Monday afternoon told lawyers involved in a new case on the constitutionality of a congressional election district in Virginia to file new briefs on whether the case can go forward in the … Continue reading ?
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My hometown House member, Representative Randy Neugebauer of the 19 th Congressional District in Texas, a pretty good guy who has been from time to time rated the most conservative member of the House, is retiring. You may remember him...Show More Summary
Interactive map of Virginia's current congressional districts Virginia's congressional districts will be redrawn this year after a federal court struck them down over racial gerrymandering, which was impermissible under the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Show More Summary
Remember Kyrsten Sinema? Democratic Rep from Arizona's 9th congressional district who first came to public prominence as an Iraq War opponent and generally a darling of left-liberal Democrats. After the jump, her pretty tortured explanation for why she's voting against the Iran Deal. Pretty amazing... Read More ?
The District of Columbia's congresswoman on Thursday introduced a bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist.
A U.S. judge said on Wednesday congressional Republicans could proceed with parts of a lawsuit that alleges executive overreach by President Barack Obama’s administration in implementing his signature healthcare law. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, appointed by former President George...
Baltimore Sun: A little-noticed lawsuit brought by a Maryland man challenging the state’s contorted congressional districts will be heard this fall by the Supreme Court — where it has the potential to open a new line of constitutional attack for … Continue reading ?
Congressman Ken Buck is a Republican in Eastern Colorado's extremely conservative Fourth Congressional District (CD4). Buck received 66% of the vote in 2014. Why would anyone run against him? On Wednesday, August 27, I announced my intention to challenge Ken Buck (R-CO) in the 2016 election. Show More Summary
Tampa Bay Times: The legal team that uncovered the shadow redistricting process that invalidated Florida’s congressional and Senate districts didn’t rely just on maps and cloak-and-dagger emails to prove that legislators broke the law. The best clues came in the … Continue reading ?
Washington's 8th Congressional District is the only CD in Washington state that is considered flippable. It is the only district in the state-- and one of only 17 nationwide-- that President Obama carried in 2012 but has a sitting Republican congressman. Show More Summary
Parties have until Friday to propose special masters, until Sept. 18 to submit redrawn district boundaries.
Farm Progress Show is in the Congressional district of Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and he stopped by Wednesday to visit. “I’m blessed enough to represent Decatur and host this event every two years,” said Davis. “You got billions of dollars of equipment sitting out here. It really shows what agribusiness and agriculture means, not only to Illinois and Iowa, but... Read More
ABC: Back in June a federal court ruled that Virginia’s third congressional district had been illegally packed with black voters to make surrounding districts safer for Republican incumbents, ordering the lines be redrawn by September 1. “The Virginia General Assembly … Continue reading ?
On Monday, August 31, I went to the City Club of Chicago to see a speech by Democrat Mike Quigley, who represents Illinois' Fifth Congressional District in Congress. I went for three reasons: to support a vigil outside the talk by supporters...Show More Summary
In principle, there’s nothing wrong with gerrymandering. The process of creating congressional districts that are more favorable to the party in...
With Loretta Sanchez running for the U.S. Senate, Orange County's 46th congressional district is will be an open seat in 2016. It's a solidly blue district (D+9) and Obama won it with 59% in 2008 and with 61% in 2012. The district includes...Show More Summary