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More 2012: The Goodman Dynasty

CALIFORNIA: “California Members will get the first glimpse into their political futures later this week, when the state’s independent redistricting commission releases its first draft of the new Congressional district maps,” Roll Call writes. The maps will be released Friday.

COLORADO: “Michael Hancock proved Tuesday that Denver voters love an underdog and are willing to forgive missteps from a likable guy,” the Denver Post writes. “The city councilman parlayed a rough childhood into a stunning success story and defeated former state Sen. Chris Romer to claim the job of Denver mayor that he boldly predicted as a teenager he'd one day hold.” He won 58%-42%.

NEVADA: “In her first bid for elected office, Carolyn Goodman crushed a politically experienced rival Tuesday and established a Goodman dynasty at Las Vegas City Hall,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes. She won 61%-39%.

OKLAHOMA: “Representative Dan Boren, Oklahoma’s only Democratic member of Congress and the son of one of its most powerful men, said yesterday that he will not seek a fifth term next year because he is tired of campaigning and wants to spend more time with his family,” AP writes.