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Cullerton out in 8th Congressional District Democratic race

State Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park announced Thursday morning he was withdrawing his bid for the Democratic nomination in the northwest and west suburban 8th Congressional District race for the seat being given up by Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications...Show More Summary

Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is serving his second term as representative of North Central Florida’s 3rd Congressional district which encompasses 13 counties, including two of the largest peanut growing areas of the state – Lafayette and Suwanee counties. Show More Summary

Democrats will benefit when Florida's most twisted district gets blown up, but they'll also suffer

A map showing hypothetical new 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts in Florida (click to enlarge) For those wondering why so many observers are confident that Florida's 2nd District will get redder following the upcoming round of court-ordered...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

“If Picasso were alive today, he could get a lot of artistic fulfillment just by drawing congressional districts.” — Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), quoted by Roll Call.

How Florida's congressional districts might change after court-ordered re-redistricting (with maps)

Interactive hypothetical nonpartisan Florida congressional districts Full-screen version • District summary stats Current Map: Drawn by: Republican governor and legislature Delegation: 10 Democrats, 17 Republicans 2012 Vote: Obama 50,...Show More Summary

Virginia's U.S. Senate race portends a close battle for its state Senate this fall

Our project to calculate statewide election results by congressional and legislative districts returns to Virginia, which was the site of an unexpectedly tight Senate race last year. We're pleased to present the results of last year's...Show More Summary

Longtime Md. education expert joins 4th Congressional District race

Alvin Thornton, who helped shape Maryland public school funding formulas, joins a crowded field.

Congressional candidates lining up big dollars in Maryland

The second-quarter numbers show a tightening race in a large field for the 4th Congressional District.

Kathleen Matthews reports $500,000 raised for Md. congressional seat

Kathleen Matthews draws on strong Beltway ties for fundraising in Maryland’s 8th District.

A court decision in Florida could upend elections in 2016's biggest swing state

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A court decision rejecting many of Florida's congressional district maps last week has turned up the temperature in an already hot election year, adding more uncertainty in the largest U.S. swing state in the 2016 presidential elections. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: America's most gerrymandered district is about to get flambéed

Florida's current 5th Congressional District, in all its snake-like glory Leading Off: • FL-05: While we know much less than we don't know as far as the fate of Florida's congressional map is concerned, one thing's for sure: Democratic Rep. Show More Summary

"Is it even possible to draw congressional districts in Florida that do not favor Republicans?"

The NYT asks, laying down this unexamined assumption: "In a perfectly unbiased electoral system, a party winning 50 percent of the statewide votes would earn 50 percent of the congressional seats." If that's the standard, then Florida...Show More Summary

Really Terrible Ideas Do In Fact Generate Bipartisanship. See: Obama, President Barack

Ahhh…bipartisanship. The unicorn of Washington, D.C. So many Ponce de Leons seek this Fountain of Youth. Like de Leon, most finally give up - and just retire in Florida. Congressional gerrymandering has rendered so many districts so very partisan. Show More Summary

Rep. Young joins Indiana Senate race to succeed Coats

Young, a three-term congressman whose 9th Congressional district in southeastern Indiana runs north to the suburbs south of Indianapolis, announced his candidacy through a video released online Sunday. Young said he was encouraged by...Show More Summary

John Lewis Cosplays as Himself During the March from Selma

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Top Shelf Productions) Congressman John Lewis represents Georgia's fifth Congressional district. 50 years ago, he was a leader of the African-American civil rights movement and participated in the famous March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Show More Summary

Morning Digest: Florida's Supreme Court strikes down the GOP-drawn congressional map

Florida's current congressional districts Leading Off: • FL Redistricting: On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court struck down the state's GOP-drawn congressional map and ruled that eight seats need to be redrawn for the 2016 election. The...Show More Summary

Florida Court Finds Politics Determined District Lines

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A State Supreme Court ruling calls for eight congressional districts to be redrawn within 100 days, finding evidence of political gerrymandering at work.

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