Voting districts

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama shakes hands with members of the audience as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
September 22, 2018 - 12:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Republican Mark Tweedie, center, is congratulated by campaign treasurer Tim Devanney victory in the Connecticut House 13th District race in Manchester, Conn. Rep. Tweedie has been making the case for change of the Democratically controlled General Assembly as he challenges Democratic Sen. Steve Cassano in the November 2018 general election, in a potentially pivotal race for control of the chamber. (David Butler II/Hartford Courant via AP, File)
September 22, 2018 - 10:42 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congressional candidate Tom Malinowski speaks during a rally against President Donald Trump at Clarence Dillon Public Library, not far from Trump National Golf Club, where Trump is staying this weekend, in Bedminster, N.J. One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall. Malinowski said taxes are the top issue voters raise on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 19, 2018 - 8:11 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that...
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File-This May 2, 2018, file photo shows actress Diane Neal posing at a diner, during an interview in Kingston, N.Y. Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100 signatures on Neal's petition to get on the ballot in the 19th Congressional District. On Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, the state Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled in Neal's favor in her challenge of the decision. Democrat Antonio Delgado is challenging Republican Rep. John Faso to represent the district north of the New York City metro area. Neal portrayed Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on "Law and Order: SVU." She hasn't held political office and lives in the Ulster County village of Hurley. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District, poses for a photo in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018. The congressional race in southwest Washington has drawn national attention in a year Democrats see a chance to take control of the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
September 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd...
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This 2018 photo provided by the Jessica Ramos campaign shows Jessica Ramos, a former staffer for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running against the incumbent Jose Peralta in New York's Democratic Party primary for State Senate in District 13, in the Queens borough of New York. Peralta is among the eight Democratic state senators who now face primary challenges after breaking with their party to join the IDC, which supported Republican control of the chamber, a schism was little noticed outside Albany until President Donald Trump's election galvanized liberals. (The Jessica Ramos Campaign via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Jessica Ramos, a community organizer and former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), has beaten an incumbent Queens state senator in the Democratic primary. Ramos on Thursday ousted...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, New Hampshire Republicans Stewart Levenson, left, and state Rep. Steve Negron participate in the 2nd Congressional District debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Levenson conceded the race to Negron in the Sept. 11 Republican primary. (Thomas Roy/The Union Leader via AP, Pool, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:13 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the New Hampshire primary election (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A state lawmaker who served in the Air Force and worked in the defense industry has won the Republican nomination for the state's 2nd Congressional District and will face Democratic incumbent Annie...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Eddie Edwards, Republican hopeful for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District smiles during a debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Edwards won the Republican primary on Tuesday, Sept. 11. He would be state's first black congressman if elected in November. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:27 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration won the Republican nomination Tuesday in New Hampshire's toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was...
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Former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
September 09, 2018 - 7:48 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn'...
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September 06, 2018 - 12:14 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is playing out in this year's midterm elections. A lawsuit challenging the current districts recently...
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