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David M. Drucker


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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Stories by David M. Drucker:

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.

Obama Venue Change Means Different Backdrop, Little Else

Sept. 6, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech has been moved from a football stadium to a basketball arena, disappointing Democratic convention delegates but likely causing minimal political fallout.

Counting on Voters in the Battlegrounds

Aug. 29, 2012

Talk to Mitt Romney's closest friends and associates, those who have known him throughout his business and political career, and you will hear affection, pride and reverence typically reserved for family members and lifelong childhood chums. But voters do not feel the same way, according to public opinion polls, and if they did, it is unlikely the battle for the White House would be so close, given the economic headwinds facing President Obama's re-election bid.

Focus on Economy or Broaden the Message? GOP Poll Has Clues

Aug. 28, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. — After a few days here talking to GOP insiders, it’s clear that there are quite a few of what I would call nervously optimistic Republicans.

GOP Finalizes Prime Time Convention Line-up

Aug. 24, 2012

TAMPA, FLA. — After a flurry of juggling today, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign and Republican convention organizers signed off on the speakers who will appear in prime time during next week’s GOP convention in Tampa.

Mitt Romney Targets Anti-Obamacare Democrats in Ohio

Aug. 16, 2012

Trailing President Barack Obama in Ohio throughout the summer, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is looking to turn the tables by using "Obamacare" as a political weapon to make inroads with traditionally Democratic voters.

RNC Spends $17 Million on TV Since Mid-July

Aug. 7, 2012

The Republican National Committee over the weekend reported spending another $3.8 million on independent expenditure television advertising to bolster Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, bringing its total to more than $17 million in less than a month.

Mitt Romney, RNC Raise $101 Million in July

Aug. 6, 2012

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign announced this morning that it raised $101.3 million in July and closed the month with $185.9 million in cash on hand.

Ohio: Steven LaTourette Jolts GOP; Democrats Are Hopeful

July 31, 2012

Both parties scrambled Tuesday to assess their prospects in the 14th district in the wake of Rep. Steven LaTourette’s surprise retirement.

100 Days From Election Day: Not What it Used to Be

July 27, 2012

On Sunday, the Nov. 6 elections will be just 100 days away.

Mitt Romney's Fundraising Boost Stems From Unique Tactic

July 27, 2012

Fueling Mitt Romney’s fundraising surge has been a widely used but less understood tool enabling supporters to direct more money to his presidential effort than federal limits would suggest possible.

GOP Strategists: Mitt Romney Should Embrace Bain

July 20, 2012

Mitt Romney might or might not cave and release more than the two years of tax returns he’s promised; and whatever his decision, it might or might not damage his White House prospects.

Florida: Connie Mack IV Beefs Up Fundraising Team

July 16, 2012

Rep. Connie Mack IV (R) has hired veteran Washington, D.C., fundraisers in an effort to bolster his Senate prospects, hoping to capitalize on recent polls that have shown him running competitive with Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

American Crossroads’ $70 Million Senate Blitz

July 10, 2012

American Crossroads and its sister organization are poised to inject up to $70 million into the battle for the Senate on behalf of Republicans.

After Health Care Ruling, Law Still Politically Toxic

July 2, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law is a historic policy victory for his administration and the Democrats who lost control of the House and their filibuster-proof Senate majority pushing the reform through Congress in the face of united GOP opposition.

Barack Obama Lauds, Mitt Romney Pans Health Care Ruling

June 28, 2012

President Barack Obama used the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold his landmark health care law today to tout its benefits and appeal to the country to move forward, even as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney reiterated his pledge to repeal it if he defeats the president in November.

Rob Portman Holds a Key to Ohio for Mitt Romney

June 19, 2012

Sen. Rob Portman could help put Mitt Romney over the top in Ohio, a potential boost that has nothing to do with him joining the Republican ticket as Romney’s running mate.

Ohio Duel: What Obama, Romney Speeches Revealed

June 15, 2012

Despite complaints from journalists and pundits that Thursday’s dueling Ohio speeches offered nothing new, the events actually revealed quite a bit about President Barack Obama’s strategy and the state of the race between himself and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

New American Crossroads Ads Target Six States

June 13, 2012

American Crossroads is targeting six Senate races in a new round of television ads set to hit the airwaves today.

Wisconsin Recall Offers Strategic Lessons for Mitt Romney

June 10, 2012

In five months, Republicans will learn whether Gov. Scott Walker’s victory foreshadowed something big for the party beyond Wisconsin.

Mitt Romney Outraises Barack Obama in May

June 7, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney raised $76.8 million in May, easily surpassing the more than $60 million raised by President Barack Obama during the same period.

Nevada Republicans Work Around State Party

June 4, 2012

Even before supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) grabbed headlines by winning control of the Nevada GOP, top Silver State Republicans had moved to build a separate organization to boost down-ballot candidates.

Quiet on Veep, Paul Ryan Preps to Help Mitt Romney

May 31, 2012

If Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is angling to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, he’s nailed the art of campaigning for the job.

Texas: Silvestre Reyes Ousted in Democratic Primary

May 30, 2012

Updated 2 a.m. | Rep. Silvestre Reyes was defeated Tuesday by former El Paso City Councilman Beto O’Rourke in the 16th district Democratic primary.

Several Texas House Races Headed for Runoffs

May 29, 2012

Updated 2:10 a.m. | HOUSTON — With few House incumbents facing competitive primaries Tuesday in Texas, most of the action was in a handful of contests for safe open and new seats. As expected, almost all of those crowed races will be decided by July 31 runoffs after no candidate was able to get at least 50 percent of the primary vote.

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