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Special elections set for 3 open state representative seats

Dec. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Special elections have now been set for three vacant seats in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont set aside Jan. 21 for a special election in the 151st Assembly District, which consists of portions of Greenwich. The seat was held by former Republican...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

North Carolina Rep. Holding won't seek 2020 reelection

Dec. 6, 2019 12:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. George Holding announced on Friday he won't run for reelection — the victim of a congressional map redrawn following a court order that now makes his district lean to the left. Holding represents the Triangle-area 2nd Congressional District,...

Duncan Hunter's exit unsettles US House race in California

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has indicated he's on his way out of office after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a break for California's beleaguered GOP that increases the chances the party keeps one of its few remaining House seats in the heavily Democratic state. ...

6 apply for Missouri's nonpartisan redistricting post

Dec. 5, 2019 2:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state...

NC lawmaker may challenge Sen. Tillis after district redrawn

Dec. 4, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tillis for the party's Senate nomination next year or might run against either of two GOP House colleagues in their primaries, a spokesman for Walker said Wednesday. Walker was faced with the decision after the North...

Court fight begins over redrawing of Nevada voting districts

Dec. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court battle has begun over a League of Women Voters of Nevada effort to amend the state constitution to have an appointed commission, instead of the state Legislature, redraw congressional and legislative voting districts following the 2020 U.S. Census. League President Sondra Cosgrove...

Former N Carolina Senate candidate Ross to run for Congress

Dec. 3, 2019 9:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Senate nominee for North Carolina Democrats in 2016 is now running for Congress in a Raleigh-area district newly redrawn to favor her party. Deborah Ross of Raleigh said Tuesday that she’ll seek the 2nd Congressional District seat covering a portion of Wake County after...

Alaska redistricting planning committee set to begin meeting

Dec. 3, 2019 9:39 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The committee that will plan Alaska’s redistricting that occurs every 10 years is set to begin meeting, officials said. The state’s Redistricting Planning Committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday in Anchorage, KTOO-FM reported Monday. Redistricting...

Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

Dec. 2, 2019 9:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t time to scrutinize the boundaries further for any left-over extreme partisan bias. The three-judge panel...