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Reuters PoliticsMay 23, 2018
Democratic voters challenge Ohio congressional district map
(Reuters) - A group of Democratic voters asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a Republican-drawn map of Ohio's 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts, saying the boundaries were devised to entrench Republicans in power in violation of the voters' constitutional rights.

The Daily BeastMay 23, 2018
Kentucky Math Teacher Beats GOP House Leader Who Voted to Cut His Pension
Wade Payne/APHigh school math teacher R. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated Kentucky's Republican House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell on Tuesday night—a stunning upset indicative of the political strength of teachers in the state.

Brenda had never run for public office before his bid for the state's 71st House District, but was animated by teacher angst against a pension bill signed into law back in April.

Shell, according to the Lexington Herald Leader, played an instrumental role in getting the controversial reform measure passed in the legislature. The bill sparked a massive teacher protest in the state, on the heels of other teacher movements in states like West Virginia.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



Yahoo PoliticsMay 23, 2018
Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race
In Tuesday's Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.


Democracy NowMay 23, 2018
DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party Should Stay Out of Primaries, Let Voters Decide
Voters in Georgia, Texas, Arkansas and Kentucky headed to the polls Tuesday to determine a number of key primaries, and it was another big night for female Democratic candidates. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win a major party's nomination for governor in the U.S. If Abrams wins in November, she will become the first African-American governor in the Deep South since Reconstruction. Meanwhile in Houston, Texas, Lupe Valdez made history by becoming the first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major-party nomination for Texas governor. For more, we speak with Minnesota Democratic Congressmember Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee.

CNN PoliticsMay 22, 2018
Sexual harassment legislation deal reached in the Senate, a vote could come this week
A deal has been struck among Senate negotiators on the long-stalled sexual harassment legislation that would overhaul how complaints are made and handled on Capitol Hill and would hold lawmakers personally responsible for paying sexual harassment settlements out of their own pocket, rather than taxpayers.

Fox PoliticsMay 22, 2018
Florida congressional candidate slammed for saying displaced Puerto Ricans shouldn't 'be allowed' to vote in state
A Republican U.S. congressional candidate is facing backlash after a video surfaced of him saying Puerto Ricans shouldn't be allowed to vote in Florida.

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