Dec. 20, 2014
The @RollCallPols Blog

N.H. Democrats Prep Kelly Ayotte Challenge

N.H. Democrats Prep Kelly Ayotte Challenge
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New Hampshire is set to play a far more pivotal role in deciding Senate control next cycle than it did in the midterms.

14 Congressional Republicans Jeb Bush Helped Last Cycle

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.

House Democratic Losses Deplete Bench of 2016 Senate Recruits

House Democratic Losses Deplete Bench of 2016 Senate Recruits

Sweeping House losses have not only pushed Democrats into a historic minority, they’ve depleted the bench of potential Senate recruits for the 2016 elections.

Exit Interview: John Barrow Laments Partisan Congress

Exit Interview: John Barrow Laments Partisan Congress

Defeating Georgia Rep. John Barrow, the last white House Democrat in the Deep South, may have been one of the House GOP’s biggest feats in last month’s near sweep of the 2014 elections.

Congressman Mum on Illinois Senate Race

Congressman Mum on Illinois Senate Race

One of three politicians who Democrats say is considering a challenge to Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., stayed mum about his plans in an interview with CQ Roll Call last week — but he did not rule out the possibility either.

Wisconsin Democrat: Russ Feingold Would Clear Primary

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., told CQ Roll Call she thinks former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., will run for Senate in 2016, adding “no one would primary him.”


Exclusive: DSCC Chairman Makes Recruitment Pitch

Exclusive: DSCC Chairman Makes Recruitment Pitch

Montana Sen. Jon Tester sees a world of opportunity when he looks at the 2016 Senate map — and a mountain of work to capitalize on it.

Congressman 'Very Interested' in David Vitter's Senate Seat

Congressman 'Very Interested' in David Vitter's Senate Seat

Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is “very interested” in running for Senate in 2016 if Republican Sen. David Vitter is elected governor next year.

House Conservative Faces Primary Peril in 2016

House Conservative Faces Primary Peril in 2016

One of the House’s top troublemakers could be in trouble in 2016.

Lame Duck Offers Brief Fundraising Respite, Sort Of

A handful of Democratic House female members did an absurdly normal thing together one night last week: Instead of splintering off to fundraisers, the group of perennially vulnerable incumbents met for a laid-back dinner at a Thai restaurant on Barracks Row after evening votes.

What's Next for Michelle Nunn?

What's Next for Michelle Nunn?

Despite an 8-point loss to Sen.-elect David Perdue, the first-time candidate had brought in more than $14 million by the end of the campaign and her retail skills were polished enough to impress operatives in both parties.

Democratic Staffer Killed by Truck During Louisiana Canvass

Democratic Staffer Killed by Truck During Louisiana Canvass

SeDestini Fields, a staffer for the Louisiana Democratic Party, died on Dec. 6 after a motorist struck her while she was canvassing for the Pelican State’s runoff elections, officials announced in a statement.

Pennsylvania Democrats Hesitate on Sestak Senate Bid

It’s been more than four years since former Rep. Joe Sestak narrowly lost his bid for Senate — and the Pennsylvania Democrat hasn’t stopped running since. After his 2010 loss to Republican Patrick J. Toomey, Sestak continued to traverse the state to raise cash before officially filing for a rematch against the senator in September.

DCCC With $12 Million Debt After Midterms

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ended the midterm election cycle $12 million in debt, $3.2 million more than its Republican counterpart.

Congressman Considering Rob Portman Challenge

Congressman Considering Rob Portman Challenge

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said he is considering a challenge to Republican Sen. Rob Portman in 2016.

Democratic Leaders Court Candidate for House Rematch

Democratic Leaders Court Candidate for House Rematch

Former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain is on Capitol Hill this week being recruited by House leadership to run again in 2016.

NRCC Names New Executive Director for 2016

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee has promoted Rob Simms to serve as executive director in 2016.

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