Virginia’s new map would make Forbes’ district more Democratic. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
A federal three-judge panel selected a new congressional map for the 2016 elections Thursday.
The map is one of two proposed maps that a court-appointed special master — in this case a political science professor at University of California, Irvine — released in November 2015 that would give Democrats a shot at picking up another seat. Currently, Democrats hold three of the state’s 11 congressional seats. Full story