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David M. Drucker

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David M. Drucker is a staff writer for Roll Call covering the Senate and broad, national political trends. David helped lead Roll Call’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s drive to pass historic health care reform legislation, after previously working on the newspaper’s Politics team reporting on Congressional campaigns. A Malibu, Calif., native, David came to Roll Call in August 2005 from the Sacramento, Calif., bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the politics and policy of California government, including the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall campaign that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger advance to the governor’s office. David graduated from UCLA in June 2001 with a bachelor's degree in history, and before returning to UCLA in 2000, he spent eight years working in sales and marketing.

Drucker no longer works for Roll Call.

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Republicans' Finger-Pointing Aimed at Themselves

Jan. 28, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republicans are surprisingly unified around the GOP’s need to undergo major overhauls to stay competitive in future elections, despite their internal policy divisions and an ongoing split between their party’s establishment and grass roots.

Stop Obsessing Over Budget, Jindal Tells Hill GOP

Jan. 25, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stop obsessing over the federal budget and start focusing on policies that benefit the middle class and stimulate economic growth. That’s the message Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has for congressional Republicans as the GOP charts a path forward post-2012.

Priebus Easily Re-Elected RNC Chairman

Jan. 25, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Reince Priebus was re-elected as chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday, garnering the near unanimous support of the 168 RNC voting members.

RNC Report to Address Candidate Recruiting

Jan. 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Improving candidate recruitment at all levels is a key focus of a Republican National Committee project to overhaul GOP operations and position the party to better compete in the 2014 and 2016 elections.

Nevada Ron Paul Supporters to Nominate Priebus

Jan. 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Reince Priebus, running unchallenged for re-election as Republican National Committee chairman, has secured the support of Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald and Silver State RNC committeeman James Smack, sources said Thursday afternoon.

Hands-On McConnell Helps Round Out NRSC

Jan. 22, 2013

Rob Collins was initially asked to help new National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran find an executive director for the 2014 cycle. But ultimately Collins was hired for the job, at least partly because of his back-channel connection to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Obama Co-Opts Tea Party Rallying Cry to Sell Second-Term Agenda

Jan. 21, 2013

President Barack Obama in his second inaugural address did more than just signal his intent to lead the United States toward an unmistakably progressive future; he attempted to recast the meaning of the nation’s founding principles to support his vision of an expanded, activist Washington, D.C.

Conservative Groups Start New Congress With Dose of Reality

Jan. 15, 2013

The same conservative activist groups that continue to cause the GOP establishment so much heartburn are approaching the 113th Congress and the 2014 election cycle with what might appear to be a surprising level of sobriety and realism.

Reid's Move Away From Spotlight on Cliff Deal Could Shield His Caucus

Jan. 2, 2013

A consummate legislative tactician, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid emerged largely unscathed from the fiscal cliff battle of 2012, and his deft maneuvering helped protect his caucus from the ire of unhappy progressives.

Priebus: GOP Must Improve Community-Based Outreach

Dec. 18, 2012

Maybe there’s something to this community organizing thing after all.

Rehabbing Nevada GOP a Priority for Priebus in 2nd RNC Term

Dec. 17, 2012

As Reince Priebus sketches his agenda for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, rehabilitating a set of dysfunctional state parties has emerged as a top priority, particularly in key battlegrounds such as Nevada.

GOP Fears Voters' Long Memory on Taxes

Dec. 15, 2012

As Republicans traverse the fiscal cliff, a contentious vote they took four years ago and a midterm election still two years away are casting long shadows.

How Much Do Fact-Checkers Matter?

Dec. 12, 2012

Media “fact-checkers” held President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accountable for their campaign promises and, in the process, had a major effect on the 2012 elections.

South Carolina: Haley Considers Politics of Appointment

Dec. 11, 2012

Gov. Nikki R. Haley’s 2014 re-election bid is expected to weigh heavily on whom she appoints to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican insiders told Roll Call Tuesday afternoon.

Tea Party Favorites May Jockey to Fill DeMint's Role

Dec. 7, 2012

Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah could move to fill the void left by South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced plans Thursday to resign from Congress to take the reigns of The Heritage Foundation.

In 2012, 'Blame Bush' Worked Again

Dec. 3, 2012

Republicans insisted that President Barack Obama couldn’t win a second term by blaming George W. Bush for the lackluster economy. The 43rd president left office nearly four years ago, and blaming high unemployment and stagnant growth wouldn’t fly with voters in 2012, they argued.

McConnell's Unseen Hand at the NRSC

Nov. 28, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blessed Sen. Jerry Moran’s bid to helm the National Republican Senatorial Committee only after the Kansan agreed to a restructured NRSC that calls for him to share power with two vice chairmen.

After Elections, Pollsters Take Stock

Nov. 16, 2012

Driven by an unprecedented volume of polling that often proved unreliable and contradictory, even victorious Democrats lost sleep over the reliability of their data in the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign.

Priebus Running for Another Term as RNC Chair

Nov. 16, 2012

Reince Priebus is running for a second two-year term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, he announced in a letter to RNC members.

Polls This Year Have Been Anything but Clear

Nov. 5, 2012

Rather than providing a clear snapshot of the state of a campaign, the unprecedented barrage of presidential and Congressional race polling this year has generated conflict and uncertainty among the political class.

Congressional Leadership Fund Reports $8.7M on Hand

Oct. 25, 2012

Congressional Leadership Fund reported raising $3.1 million Oct. 1-17, to close the period with $8.7 million in cash on hand.

Raising the Presidential Debate Stakes

Oct. 16, 2012

This evening’s presidential debate could have significant implications for downballot races across the country — a political dynamic that has Republicans hoping for a repeat performance from GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Democrats guarding against another lackluster showing from President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Tangle in Heated Second Presidential Debate

Oct. 16, 2012

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fought to a draw Tuesday in their second debate, but it was bloody, with each candidate scoring points in several heated exchanges.

Mitt Romney Looks to Close Ground-Game Gap

Oct. 10, 2012

As Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney moves to capitalize on his October surge in the polls, his campaign is relying on ground-game and social-media strategies that aides believe have been underestimated.

New Mexico: Could Third-Party Candidate Play Senate Spoiler?

Sept. 28, 2012

Updated 4:45 p.m. | A new poll conducted for former Rep. Heather Wilson (R) shows the New Mexico Senate race could be more competitive than currently believed — if a third-party candidate does well on the November ballot.

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