Voting districts

Former US Rep. Pete Sessions speak to the McLennan County Republican Party Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Waco, Texas as he runs to fill the seat of Bill Flores who is stepping down (Jerry Larson/ Waco Tribune-Herald, via AP)
October 12, 2019 - 12:48 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions' climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas district he lost last fall to try to get elected in a far more rural and politically safe one. Now...
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Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., pets her cat, Bijous, during an interview in her home in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Luria recently joined a group of other Congresswomen to call for the impeachment of President Trump. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 07, 2019 - 12:35 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, "Firearms Not Allowed." And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, U.S. Rep Pete Sessions, R-Texas, opens a meeting of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol in Washington. Former congressman Sessions of Texas is expected to run again for Congress in 2020 but not in his longtime Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. A former aide to Sessions didn’t return a message seeking comment Tuesday night, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:32 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will...
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September 27, 2019 - 1:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina House member is returning to the General Assembly as a senator to fill out Dan Bishop's term because he was elected to Congress. Mecklenburg County GOP leaders in the 39th Senate District chose Rob Bryan on Thursday to complete Bishop's two-year term...
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September 27, 2019 - 10:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's congressional map is being challenged again on accusations that Republican lawmakers fashioned districts to maximize GOP seats. Democratic and independent voters sued Friday in Wake County court, alleging extreme partisanship in how the 13 districts were drawn...
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Former congressman Darrell Issa, left, speaks with a reporter after a news conference Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in El Cajon, Calif. Issa, a former congressman, announced he will attempt a return to Congress to replace fellow Republican and longtime-U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is running for re-election while under indictment on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 26, 2019 - 6:37 pm
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Wealthy former congressman Darrell Issa says he retired from the U.S. House of Representatives because the Southern California district he served for 18 years had grown too moderate and no longer fit him. But Issa says he now sees an opportunity to return to Congress in a...
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Ron Smith poses Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at his home in Eagan, Minn. House Democrats are charging toward impeachment, bringing millions of wary voters for the ride at considerable political risk. The Associated Press interviewed more than 50 voters across nine states, largely in congressional districts held by freshman Democrats on the frontline of the fight. The responses _ ranging from frustration, sadness, anxiety and relief _ illustrate the challenges Democrats face (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 26, 2019 - 1:56 pm
EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Evie Burt has long thought Donald Trump deserved to be impeached, even before the allegations that the president tried to squeeze a foreign leader for damaging information about a political opponent. But that doesn't mean Burt, a 23-year-old independent in this wealthy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters as he leaves a House Judiciary and Oversight Committee closed-door interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa, the former California Rep. plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 25, 2019 - 7:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa is poised to return to politics a year after he retired ahead of a Democratic wave that turned over seven Republican-held California districts. Issa scheduled a news conference for Thursday and will announce he's seeking the seat held by fellow...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:49 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans leading the North Carolina General Assembly say state judges should sign off on new legislative boundaries that the judges directed be drawn when they ruled 2017 maps were skewed illegally by GOP bias. Attorneys for Republican lawmakers filed a legal memorandum...
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North Carolina 9th district Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop celebrates his victory in Monroe, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
September 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections — including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party — became members of the House on Tuesday. The swearing-in of Dan...
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