Voting districts

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, supporters of Missouri's redistricting ballot measure hold signs behind former state Sen. Bob Johnson as he serves as their spokesman during a press conference outside the Cole County Courthouse in Jefferson City, Mo. Proposed state Constitutional Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot would require Missouri state House and Senate districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and "competitiveness." (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. While they differ in how to do that, the proposals in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, offers the podium to Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., right, at a GOP fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. The freshman congressman is running in a district intentionally drawn to favor Republicans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 28, 2018 - 10:13 am
As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district. He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. President Donald Trump's national disapproval ratings...
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HOLD FOR STORY - In this Oct. 25, 2018 photo, Brendan Kelly, Democratic candidate for Illinois' 12th congressional district, shakes hands with a voter at a town hall at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
October 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Democrat Brendan Kelly listened as the people crowded inside a Southern Illinois University conference room talked about how trouble at the Carbondale campus has brought trouble for the whole region. Decreasing enrollment means jobs aren't filled when employees quit or...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 image, California U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher speaks to supporters at party offices in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Thirty years ago, Rohrabacher campaigned for Congress as the face of the Reagan revolution. This year, locked in a tight race in a Southern California district much changed from the one where he first was elected, even a Republican Party mailer makes no mention of him being a Republican. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
October 24, 2018 - 1:40 pm
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Thirty years ago, California U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher campaigned for Congress as the face of the Reagan revolution. The conservative campus activist and surfer known for his libertarian streak had worked for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns and later as a White...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is interviewed on Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev., is pictured during an interview during a break in the trial of Denny Edward Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, that Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 17, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to a supporter at a campaign stop at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, in St. Louis. Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. McCaskill reported $7 million in net contributions that includes $4.6 million in itemized individual contributions and another $2.18 million from non-itemized, small-dollar contributors. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 16, 2018 - 6:09 pm
Democrats dominated Republicans in money races across the House map and in key Senate contests with three weeks left before midterm elections. Money is no guarantee of electoral outcomes, but the numbers suggest that Democratic voters' enthusiasm continues unabated in 2018, with small-dollar donors...
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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, shows the Capitol at sunrise in Washington. Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from Arizona to Colorado to Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players are shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 15, 2018 - 1:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most powerful players this midterm season are actively...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2018, file photo, Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier, a Democrat, is running against Republican Dino Rossi in an open and true toss-up race for the seat to succeed retiring incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert. The district includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountain region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 11, 2018 - 4:27 pm
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Democrats are trying to flip an open U.S. House seat in Washington state that's been in GOP hands since it was created nearly three decades ago, running a political newcomer and national party favorite against a well-known Republican in a race that could be critical to...
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This June 2018 photo provided by the Katie Hill Campaign shows Katie Hill on her ranch in Agua Dulce, Calif. Hill running as a Democrat wants to advance her party's plans to take control of the House by replacing Rep. Steve Knight, who's seeking a third term in what's become a lonely GOP outpost , the last Republican-held House seat in strongly Democratic Los Angeles County. (Ben Steinberger/Katie Hill Campaign via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 12:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman. Democrat Katie Hill is promising to end politics as usual in a...
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