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Posts on ‘January 11th, 2018’

Interview with James Cargas

One of the themes of this year’s election is the large number of people who are new to electoral politics getting involved. That has led to a huge number of first-time candidates throwing their hats into every ring imaginable. That’s not true for everyone you’ll see on your ballot – some have done this before, […]

How many more women are we likely to have in Congress next year?

Probably at least two, and more are possible. No freshman woman has come to Congress from Texas since Granger’s election 1996, with the exception of former U.S. Rep. Shelley Sekula Gibbs, who served as a placeholder for less than two months in late 2006. (Hutchison, who left the Senate in 2013, is now U.S. ambassador […]

Yet another ruling against North Carolina’s Congressional map

Because redistricting litigation is always of interest. A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina‚Äôs congressional map on Tuesday, condemning it as unconstitutional because Republicans had drawn the map seeking a political advantage. The ruling was the first time that a federal court had blocked a congressional map because of a partisan gerrymander, and […]

Texas blog roundup for the week of January 8

The Texas Progressive Alliance knows where the really big buttons are as it brings you this week’s roundup.