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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O’Rourke, a Democratic congressmen from El Paso, has served as a U.S. representative for the state’s 16th congressional district since 2013. Taylor Crumpton, Teen Vogue, "Beto O'Rourke Won With Texas's Black Women Because We Are Still the Moral Compass of United States Politics," 12 Nov. 2018 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez swept the votes in New York's 14th congressional district and became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 29. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Here's How Many Women Will Head to Congress in January," 7 Nov. 2018 Both Democrats' comments came after Tuesday's primary win by progressive, Democratic Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley for New York's 14th congressional district. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill de Blasio echo progressive calls to 'abolish ICE'," 29 June 2018 Harley Rouda, a Democratic candidate in an Orange County congressional district, wins the early bird award. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "California politicians waste no time asking for cash for fall campaign," 7 June 2018 The congressional district is mainly located in Delaware County, but includes parts of Philly. Holly Otterbein,, "Inside the messy fight to lead Delco's Democratic Party - and a possible compromise | Clout," 1 June 2018 Those results were consistent statewide, even in the congressional district where the project would be located. Ted Sickinger,, "Survey: Oregonians oppose Coos Bay gas export project," 26 May 2018 More than half of the Democratic gains came in congressional districts Mrs. Clinton had carried for the party in 2016. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Voting in 2018 Threw Rifts Into Stark Relief," 16 Dec. 2018 As Vox’s Tara Golshan wrote, Democratic returns on election night were diminished in part because of the firewall Republicans built with partisan gerrymandering in many congressional districts, which made winning extremely difficult. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Progressive Democrats running in competitive House districts had a bad night on Tuesday," 7 Nov. 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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