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March 6, 2012

New York: Court Releases Draft Congressional Map

A federal magistrate judge released a draft Congressional map late Monday that drew some Members together and riled Empire State politics, putting immense pressure on the long-deadlocked state Legislature to find a redistricting solution of its own.

On first take, analysts of both parties saw freshman Reps. Chris Gibson (R), Kathy Hochul (D) and Bob Turner (R) in the biggest trouble under the new map. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D), who was drawn into the same district as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D), appears to have a district to run in, though it won’t be the one he lives in. He is not expected to run against Israel.

Hochul’s home appears to have been drawn into four-term Rep. Brian Higgins’ (D) district, setting up the potential of a Member-vs.-Member primary. The district that is most similar to the one she currently represents remains difficult turf for any Democrat. Full story

February 27, 2012

California: Blong Xiong Making Rounds in D.C.

Fresno City Councilman Blong Xiong told Roll Call on Monday that he has meetings scheduled on Capitol Hill today and Wednesday regarding his potential bid for California’s new 21st district. Full story

February 21, 2012

California: Democrat Julia Brownley Enters New 26th District Race

California Assemblywoman Julia Brownley announced Monday that she is running in the new 26th district, which will be hotly contested by both parties in November.

“I’m thrilled to announce my candidacy for Congress in a district I’ve represented for over five years,” the Democrat said in a statement. “It’s clear that we need to end the partisan gridlock in Washington and start representing the interests of the voters who elected us.”

Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett, who was the Democrats’ frontrunner before he dropped out of the race on Feb. 11, immediately endorsed Brownley. She faces three other Democrats and at least two Republicans, including state Sen. Tony Strickland, in the June 5 jungle primary. Full story

February 14, 2012

California: Steve Bennett Drops Congressional Bid

Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett dropped out of the race for California’s new 26th district, leaving a gaping hole for Democrats hoping to pick up the seat.

Bennett, who raised $241,000 in the fourth quarter, announced his decision over the weekend at the state party convention in San Diego. He had been the Democratic favorite since entering the race on Nov. 16.

In his place, the Ventura County Star reported that Assemblywoman Julia Brownley said she will take a serious look at the race. Full story

January 30, 2012

California: State GOP Chairman Backs Tony Strickland

State Republican Party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro endorsed state Sen. Tony Strickland in California’s new 26th district, which both parties are targeting.
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