Nonetheless, Raoul said his committee would do its best to respect the spirit of that conversation, even as it continues to push for changes to the process in future rounds of redistricting.
His Republican counterpart, state Sen. Dale Righter of Mattoon, said he would watch for progress on that front. I think its important for the public to insist that the majority put actions behind the rhetoric, Righter said, citing public interest groups in Illinois that have pushed for redistricting changes.
Brady credited strong GOP candidates and campaign coordination at the state and national level for Republican gains in 2010, and he hopes for a repeat in 2012. I think particularly at the Congressional level we had such outstanding candidates that I think thats going to bode well for us, he said.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.