Tag: U.S. Congress

  • Signatures submitted for North Dakota initiative creating age limits for congressional candidates

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    The campaign Retire Congress North Dakota submitted 42,000 signatures for a ballot initiative on Feb. 9, 2024. The ballot initiative would be the first to propose age limits for congressional members. The campaign is targeting the ballot for June 11, 2024, which is the state’s primary election. The ballot initiative would prohibit a person from…

  • Five U.S. House seats are open in North Carolina this year—a decade high

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in North Carolina was Dec. 15, 2023.  Sixty-four candidates are running for North Carolina’s 14 U.S. House districts, including 15 Democrats and 49 Republicans. That’s 4.6 candidates per district, less than the 7.14 candidates per district in 2022, the first election after the number of congressional…

  • Eleven candidates are running in the Democratic primary in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

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    Eleven candidates are running in the Democratic primary election for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Six candidates lead in local media attention: Napoleon Bracy Jr. (D), Merika Coleman (D), Anthony Daniels (D), Shomari Figures (D), Juandalynn Givan (D), and Jeremy Gray (D). The primary is taking place in the context of court-ordered…

  • Republican primary for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District to feature two incumbents: Jerry Carl and Barry Moore

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    Incumbents Jerry Carl (R) and Barry Moore (R) are running in the Republican primary on March 5, 2024, for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District. The election became an incumbent vs. incumbent primary following the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama’s approval of new congressional districts on Oct. 5, 2023. The new map redistricted…

  • Incumbent Steve Womack (R) and Clint Penzo (R) are running in the Republican primary in Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District

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    Incumbent Steve Womack (R) and Clint Penzo (R) are running in the Republican primary election for U.S. House in Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Womack has represented the district in the U.S. House since being elected in 2010. He earlier served as mayor of Rogers, Arkansas, and on the Rogers City Council.…

  • Ten candidates are running in the Democratic primary in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District

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    Ten candidates are running in the Democratic Party primary election for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District on March 5, 2024. Julie Johnson (D) and Brian Williams (D) lead in endorsements and fundraising. The Dallas Morning News described the two as “pulling away from the pack in the scramble for Rep. Colin Allred’s Dallas-based congressional seat.” Johnson is an…

  • House committee issues more subpoenas related to ESG practices

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    The House Judiciary Committee issued more subpoenas last week in its ongoing investigation into whether some finance companies may have violated antitrust laws through their ESG investing practices. The subpoenas include requests for information from the heads of BlackRock and State Street, specifically. Ballotpedia tracks support for and opposition to the environmental, social, and corporate…

  • Forty members of Congress have announced they will not seek re-election in 2024—more than at this point in previous cycles

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    Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 18, eight U.S. House members announced they will not seek re-election in 2024. The eight House members include six Democrats and two Republicans.  Including the announcements above, 40 members of Congress—seven U.S. Senators and 33 House members—have announced they will not seek re-election in 2024. Thirty-six members of Congress had…