Feb. 12, 2016


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With Safe Districts Gone, Two Florida Lawmakers Taking Their Time on 2016 Decision

In Florida, where a court imposed a new map in December, two lawmakers who had their safe seats swept out from under them have yet to announce their electoral plans ahead of a June 24 filing deadline.

Political Wrangling Over 'People's Pledge' in New Hampshire

Just days after Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 60 percent of the vote — a presidential race in which he’s made campaign finance a big issue against Hillary Clinton — the Granite State’s vulnerable GOP senator came out with a surprising campaign finance proposal of her own.

National Republicans Side With Indiana's Todd Young in Fight Over Ballot Access

The Indiana Democratic Party’s decision to challenge Rep. Todd Young’s petitions to be on the Senate primary ballot amounted to voter deprivation, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday.

Lewis on Sanders' Civil Rights Activism: 'I Never Saw Him'

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., hit Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders’ past activism during the civil rights movement while throwing his support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

DCCC Names First 16 Candidates to 'Red to Blue' Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday its first round of 2016 candidates in the “Red to Blue” program, which highlights strong Democratic candidates running in open seats and districts held by Republicans that the DCCC hopes to flip.

The Politics of Lead Poisoning

The mayor of Flint, Mich., appeared on Capitol Hill on a panel Wednesday that received a standing ovation before House Democrats. The governor of Michigan is facing a recall campaign back home. And lawmakers from other states are realizing that the contaminated water crisis in one community could have political costs elsewhere.

Could Trump, Cruz Victories Cause GOP Problems Down-Ballot?

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have demonstrated anew to conservatives how to take on — and defeat — the GOP establishment. If they’re not careful, Republicans might soon feel the consequences of their victories beyond the presidential race.

Congressional Black Caucus PAC to Endorse Clinton

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for president and will make an official endorsement Thursday, CBC Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said Wednesday.

As Intraparty Divisions Fade, New Hampshire Gears Up for Next Competitive Race

Presidential campaign signs are piling up at New Hampshire’s transfer stations (more colloquially known as dumps), their temporary place of rest until called up for their next mission — a deployment to Massachusetts’ or Maine’s nominating contests, perhaps, or a repeat Granite State tour in November.

New Hampshire Results Winnow Presidential Field

And then there were seven. The results of another presidential nominating contest Tuesday night in New Hampshire brought with them another round of suspended campaigns.

Quiz: Who Wore This Campaign Fashion Better?

You can admit it. You’ve thought about presidential candidate’s clothing choices.

Redistricting Case Could Delay North Carolina's Primary

By moving up all its primaries from May to March 15, North Carolina thought it would be playing a more pivotal role in this year’s presidential election. But a recent federal court ruling invalidating two of the state’s congressional districts threatens to delay this year’s earlier-than-normal primary and upend elections in which early voting is already under way.

What We Learned From New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders scored big wins in New Hampshire but the campaign for each party’s nomination turns south and west, where the real race begins, according to political analysts and strategists Roll Call asked to analyze the Tuesday’s results.

Trump, Sanders Win Huge in New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders lodged a solid complaint against both parties’ establishments with their victories in New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary on Tuesday.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the New Hampshire Primary?

You’ve been following the New Hampshire primary for the 2016 presidential election pretty closely. But have you been following closely enough?

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