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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The concentration of the non-white voters in cities has allowed Republicans to maximize their strength among white voters by shaping congressional district maps to help them hold majorities in 32 statehouses and the U.S. House. CBS News, "Border chaos inflames GOP split with Latinos," 23 June 2018 The group will also hit all 27 of Florida's congressional districts. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Parkland High School Students Hitting the Road for Voter Registration & Gun Control Tour," 4 June 2018 He co-owns a home with his mother in his congressional district and will have spent 39 days in Indiana from March 1 to the May primary, his campaign said. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "This is, quite literally, the most childish attack in Indiana's Senate race," 25 Apr. 2018 But others are welcome: This week’s offering will be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old democratic socialist who unseated the Democratic incumbent in a New York’s 14th congressional district last month. New York Times, "Margaret Hoover and John Avlon on their Post-Partisan Marriage," 11 July 2018 Ocasio-Cortez surprised New York and the nation by picking up a 4,000-vote victory in New York’s 14th congressional district. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "2018 Midterm Primaries: New York, Utah, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Colorado," 27 June 2018 Deb Haaland, a Native American lawyer, single mother, former Democratic party chairperson and Obama campaign worker, has won the Democratic primary in New Mexico’s first congressional district. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "The U.S. Could Be Getting Its First Native American Congresswoman in November," 7 June 2018 Murray was a top adviser to Rep. Debbie Lesko in her successful bid to win the April special election for Arizona’s 8th congressional district. Eliza Collins, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Immigration dominating GOP candidates' TV ads in House contests across the country," 29 May 2018 In all, seven of Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts will have new representatives next year. Jonathan Tamari,, "Analysis: Pennsylvania primary results reflect both sides of the Trump divide," 16 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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