Democrats who had previously announced their candidacy in the 7th District are former Central Intelligence Agency officer Shelly Chauncey, attorney Dan Muroff, bioengineer Molly Sheehan, Realtor Elizabeth Moro, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, Julie Eble, former U.S. Attorney Ashley Lunkenheimer, Mary Gay Scanlon and state Sen.
Less than two weeks later, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court invalidated the 2011 Pennsylvania congressional map on the basis of the state constitution - which has no explicit language addressing the drawing of congressional district lines. And Luzerne County is split to provide more Democrats in the 8th Congressional District, where the incumbent would be Democrat Matt Cartwright, Toomey said.
Landau said the redrawn map makes the county competitive for Democrats.
State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.
The new map also features districts that are more compact.
In a rare visit to Harrisburg, Republican US Senator Pat Toomey made clear his strong opposition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw the state's congressional maps.
The order called for congressional districts to be "composed of compact and contiguous territory; as almost equal in population as practicable; and which do not divide any county, city, incorporated town, borough, township, or ward, except where necessary to ensure equality of population". The overall shift is modest: According to our projection methodology in Monopoly Politics, compared to the old map, this map would give Democrats one additional seat in an even, 50-50 year, and it would give them two additional seats in a year that favors Democrats by more than half of a percent. When they got the chance, no surprise, they tossed the Republican map and replaced it with their own, Democratic-friendly map.
Just like other supposedly nonpartisan redistricting efforts, the Supreme Court's creation succumbed to the inherently political nature of congressional mapmaking. Delaware County Republican Party Chairman Andy Reilly said he supports that endeavor. The GOP had won 13 of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional seats in each of the three elections held under that map.
The current districts that Republicans want to keep were a partisan gerrymander under the state Constitution, says Levine, and the state Supreme Court was right to strike them down.
Turzai called that move "a usurpation of democracy".
While the new map is not as blatantly gerrymandered as the 2011 Republican map, it makes a lot of small, subtle choices meant to nudge congressional districts toward the Democrats, as The New York Times' Nate Cohn demonstrates.
The first group of refugees on the list will be repatriated once their prior residence in Myanmar has been verified. The government says they are Bengali migrants from Bangladesh living illegally in the Buddhist-majority country.
That begins in America's neighborhoods, where the courageous men and women of law enforcement have the President's full support. But this is an indication that a call for action after so many mass shootings- is being heard.
In 2015, Nigeria scored 26/100 and was ranked 136 - although only 168 countries and territories were surveyed then. It has chapters in over 100 countries in the world, with its global secretariat office in Berlin, Germany.
Meltdown and Spectre have been recently discovered as two critical security vulnerabilities especially in Intel chipsets. So, if the update is not available on your machine now, don't worry, it should be available in the coming days.
Btim Corp increased Cheesecake Factory Inc/The (NASDAQ:CAKE) stake by 17,539 shares to 473,461 valued at $19.94M in 2017Q3. Nonetheless, Walmart stock dropped 7.02% in premarket trading Tuesday on worries about profit and e-commerce slowdowns.
Machine to machine refers to direct communication between devices using any communications channel, including wired and wireless. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ( BSNL ) tweeted on Wednesday to clarify some reports spreading in the social media.
She emphasized that the USA has the right, like any other nation, to choose the location of its embassies. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations , Danny Danon, is expected to respond to Abbas's comments.
History weighs heavy on Furyk and his vice captains, with Team USA winless on European soil since 1993, the year Spieth was born. Steve Stricker , a 12-time major victor , has also been named as a vice-captain under team captain Jim Furyk .
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BC Budget Strong on Social Funding
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Relx (REL) Receives Buy Rating from Liberum Capital
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MSU downs Illini to clinch
Penn State has covered in its last two after a loss and their defense is giving up just 62.2 per game at home . Nebraska owns the tiebreaker for the No. 4 seed via a win over the Wolverines in Lincoln earlier this season.
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