- Florida Legislature will return to redraw Senate maps Updated: Jul-28-15 5:50 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Legislative leaders announced Tuesday they will hold a special session to redraw the state's 40 Senate districts after the chamber acknowledged it violated the state constitution by creating maps that benefit Republicans and incumbents.
- Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016 Updated: Jul-28-15 5:22 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - 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 for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars.
- Howard enters race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District Updated: Jul-23-15 2:26 pm
LAYTONSVILLE, Maryland - A former Republican candidate for Maryland's state Senate has announced his candidacy for the state's 6th Congressional District.
- Senators want to change how Ohio draws congressional lines Updated: Jul-23-15 4:23 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bipartisan proposal in Ohio seeks to overhaul how the swing state draws its congressional districts.
- Democrats look to regain House seat in southern Illinois Updated: Jul-21-15 1:00 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A Belleville labor lawyer is the first 2016 challenger to a new Republican congressman who won a U.S. House seat that had been in Democratic control since World War II.
- Clive Democrat announces for 3rd Congressional District seat Updated: Jul-21-15 7:41 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Clive resident has become the first Democrat to announce that he'll try to unseat incumbent Republican David Young in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.
- Florida Legislature to redraw congressional lines in August Updated: Jul-20-15 6:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature, dealing with the fallout of a sharply critical decision by the state's highest court, will hold a nearly two-week special session in August to draw up new congressional districts.
- Tentative special session date set for Va. redistricting Updated: Jul-14-15 5:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set a tentative date for a court-ordered special legislative session to redraw Virginia's congressional boundaries.
- Republican Danny Tarkanian announces bid for Congress Updated: Jul-13-15 7:17 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Danny Tarkanian announced Monday that he'll run for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by fellow Republican Rep. Joe Heck.
- City of Greensboro, 6 residents sue over redistricting Updated: Jul-13-15 6:28 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The city of Greensboro and six residents are challenging in federal court a city council redistricting that legislators approved earlier this month.
- Panel to consider redrawing Montana's judicial districts Updated: Jul-13-15 3:08 pm
HELENA, Montana - A newly appointed panel will consider whether to redraw Montana's judicial districts for the first time in more than 80 years.
- Redistricting court battle costs Arizona taxpayers $1.5M Updated: Jul-11-15 2:34 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona taxpayers paid more than $1.5 million on the legal fight over a voter-approved system for redrawing congressional district lines, newly released records show.
- GOP members pick ex-district judge to run for Senate vacancy Updated: Jul-11-15 1:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans in western Pennsylvania have chosen a former district judge as their nominee to fill a state Senate vacancy.
- Florida's congressional districts rejected as gerrymandered Updated: Jul-09-15 2:35 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's congressional maps don't meet the requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party. The court ordered the Legislature to try drawing the maps again.
- Group of Wisconsin Democrats sue over 2011 redistricting Updated: Jul-08-15 4:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of Democrats is asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin's legislative Assembly district map, claiming the 2011 lines were drawn to the advantage of Republicans and therefore are unconstitutional.
- Trial continues challenging Va. House of Delegates districts Updated: Jul-08-15 4:19 am
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - The chief architect of a Republican legislative redistricting plan is expected to testify in a lawsuit that claims the plan unconstitutionally packs black voters into a dozen legislative districts.
- Democrat Steele aims to unseat McSally in 2nd District Updated: Jul-07-15 7:42 pm
PHOENIX - State Rep. Victoria Steele announced Tuesday she will seek the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District next year and hopes to take on Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the general election.
- State Sen. Carroll to challenge Coffman in Colorado's 6th CD Updated: Jul-07-15 8:26 am
AURORA, Colorado - Democratic state Sen. Morgan Carroll will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th Congressional District.
- Michigan groups eye redistricting ballot drive after ruling Updated: Jul-04-15 12:08 am
LANSING, Michigan - Advocates of overhauling how Michigan draws legislative and congressional seats plan to raise public awareness about redistricting in preparation for a potential 2016 ballot initiative.
- Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes Updated: Jun-30-15 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.
- Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting Updated: Jun-30-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
- Ohio lawmakers won't adjust redistricting ballot issue Updated: Jun-30-15 9:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's Senate president says a fall ballot issue proposing changes to Ohio's system for drawing legislative districts won't be revisited to include congressional lines as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- US Supreme Court upholds Arizona congressional maps Updated: Jun-29-15 4:01 pm
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to throw out Arizona's voter-approved system for redrawing congressional district lines - a major loss for Republicans in the Arizona Legislature that keeps the current maps in place for seven more years.
- Court upholds redistricting in Montana, 12 other states Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld independent redistricting commissions in Montana and 12 other states, though members of the Montana panel say their work would not have changed regardless of how the court ruled because the state has just one congressional district.