Roll Call is continuing Twitter Q-and-A sessions, and the latest edition was with Politics Editor Lauren Whittington. She’s a walking encyclopedia of facts about Congressional races and knows a lot about sports, too.
Follow her: @l_whittington
Since it was on Twitter, of course, her answers were kept to under 140 characters. A transcript follows.
Read our previous Twitter Q&A transcripts with Steven T. Dennis here, Jennifer Bendery here, Steve Peoples here, John Stanton here, Stu Rothenberg here, Paul Singer here, the talented photo department (Tom Williams, Bill Clark, Doug Graham and Andrew Satter) here, Ambreen Ali here and Kate Ackley here.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.