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2012 Congressional Elections

Friday, January 20th, 2012

State asks federal court to speed up redistricting decision

The state is asking federal judges in San Antonio to speed up their schedule and try to get new political maps in place by the end of the month, so that the political parties can proceed with primary elections on April 3.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Supreme Court nixes judge-drawn redistricting maps

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out court-drawn Texas redistricting maps on Friday morning, saying a panel of federal judges should have used the Legislature's maps as their starting point.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Castro, switching races, won’t run in CD-35

State Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, who planned to run for Congress in CD-35, one of Texas' four new U.S. House districts, confirmed Friday evening that he will instead run to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez,...