congressional district


Definition of congressional district 

: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected

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Furthermore, in February the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional districts. The Economist, "We think the Democrats are favoured to take the House," 26 May 2018 New York’s 15th congressional district is the safest Democratic seat in the House of Representatives, according to the Cook Political Report, which analyses elections. The Economist, "The L wordWho is a Democrat?," 12 July 2018 As expected, Democrats nominated Max Rose in Donovan’s Staten Island/Brooklyn 11th congressional district, but the incumbent will have the advantage. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "A Good Primary Night for Progressives," 27 June 2018 In a deeply divided ruling, the court upheld three of the four congressional districts. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Supreme Court Punts on Partisan Gerrymandering as Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas Set Sights on Dismantling Voting Rights Act," 25 June 2018 As unappealing as that may sound, DiMasi hopes for the chance to experience exactly such a transformation in service to the voters of the first congressional district. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "Physicist hopes the evidence is clear in bid for New York congressional seat," 20 June 2018 New Mexico’s 1st congressional district is solidly blue, meaning there’s a high likelihood Haaland will secure the seat in November, against the uncontested GOP candidate Janice Arnold-Jones. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Deb Haaland Will Likely Be the Country’s First Ever Native American Congresswoman," 6 June 2018 For the June 5 California primaries, local Democratic activists are focusing on eight Republican congressional districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter, "California Primaries: 2 Congressional Races Hollywood Cares About Most," 1 June 2018 While research has shown that rural communities benefit from SNAP at significant rates, the merging of these two programs has often been understood as a way of bridging the schism between rural and urban congressional districts. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Farm Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Congress," 18 May 2018

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1812, in the meaning defined above

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: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected

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