Articles by Aaron Navarro Jan 25, 2022

Nancy Pelosi to run for 18th full House term
Aaron Navarro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California announced Tuesday she'd run for her 18th full term in Congress, saying there's more work to do "for the children" on healthcare, climate change, gun violence and the economy. "Our Democracy is at risk because of assaults on the truth, the assault on the US ca . . .

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Democratic Representative Jim Cooper to retire after Republicans push map that splits up Nashville
Aaron Navarro

He's the 29th House Democrat to announce their retirement or run for another office this cycle. Republican legislators on Monday in Tennessee advanced a map that would crack Cooper's reliably Democratic district and Davidson County, which encompasses all of Nashville, into three districts that favor . . .

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Federal court orders Alabama redraw Congressional map and create a second majority Black district
Aaron Navarro

Federal judges on Monday blocked Alabama's Congressional map and ordered the Republican-majority legislature to redraw a new map that matches the state's demographics, and has two Congressional districts with a substantial amount of Black voters. "Black voters have less opportunity than other Albami . . .

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Ohio Supreme Court orders redrawing of GOP-friendly map
Aaron Navarro

Ohio's Supreme Court ordered a redrawing of the state's enacted congressional and legislative lines this week and said the Republican-friendly maps violate Ohio's constitution and redistricting reforms that passed last decade. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican member on the redistri . . .

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GOP Congressman John Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, announces retirement
Aaron Navarro

New York Republican John Katko announced his retirement on Friday, becoming the third House Republican who voted to impeach former President Trump to forgo a reelection campaign. Though his seat has been a frequent target for House Democrats, Katko had held his swing upstate New York district for th . . .

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Oregon Supreme Court to review decision to reject Nicholas Kristof's candidacy for governor
Aaron Navarro

Earlier this month, Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, a Democrat, said Kristof had not been a resident of the state for at least three years before the election. Kristof immediately appealed the decision to the state supreme court. The court will receive briefings from Kristof and Fagan in the . . .

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North Carolina court upholds GOP-drawn maps
Aaron Navarro

In a unanimous decision, North Carolina judges upheld maps drawn by Republican legislators and rejected claims of "extreme partisan gerrymandering" made by Democratic-leaning voting rights groups. In the ruling, the panel of three superior court judges say redistricting "is an inherently political p . . .

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The first 2022 congressional election is underway
Aaron Navarro

The first congressional election of the year is taking place Tuesday in Florida's 20th Congressional District. House Democrats are likely to get a slight boost in their majority, and fill a seat that's been vacant since April 2021. Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is the front runner in the speci . . .

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Over 30 people who rallied in Washington on January 6, 2021 are running for state and federal offices
Aaron Navarro

The candidates are running in 19 states, and 11 of them have been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Michigan, a crucial battleground state that swung from Trump in 2016 to Joe Biden in 2020, has six candidates running in 2022 who made the trip to Washington on January 6. Congressional candi . . .

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Oregon election officials rule former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is ineligible to run for governor
Aaron Navarro

Oregon's election officials said Thursday that Nicolas Kristof, a former columnist at the New York Times who launched a bid for the Democratic nomination in Oregon's governor's race, hasn't lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run for governor. "The rules are the rules and they apply equ . . .

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