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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:

Ron Johnson Pivots Toward Political Focus

April 2, 2012

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said today that he expects few staff changes as he shifts his immediate focus from legislation to political messaging.

Romney's Chief Whip Roy Blunt Has a Good Week

April 2, 2012

By all accounts, the end of March and the beginning of April have been kind to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the leader of Mitt Romney’s effort to secure Member endorsements.

The Man Behind Massachusetts’ Republicans

March 31, 2012

At this time next year, it’s possible Eric Fehrnstrom’s telephone number will be among the most valuable commodities in Washington, D.C. The Republican consultant is serving as a senior political adviser to presumptive GOP White House nominee Mitt Romney and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

Blunt Seeks Better GOP Messaging

March 30, 2012

Sen. Roy Blunt wants to lay the foundation for a Republican Congress that is ready to govern come January 2013. The Missourian is using his position as GOP Conference vice chairman to streamline communications and coordination between House and Senate Republicans.

Burr Abandons Whip Bid

March 30, 2012

Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.) has abandoned his bid for Republican Whip today, leaving National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) as the only declared candidate.

Rubio on Romney: 'I'm Excited About My Support for Him'

March 29, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio explained in greater detail today why he waded into the Republican presidential primary to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Rubio: Convention Fight ‘Recipe for Disaster’

March 28, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio said all of the things you’d expect in a TV interview explaining his decision to back Mitt Romney for president.

GOP Likes What It Is Hearing in Court

March 27, 2012

Skeptical questioning of the individual mandate at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul by the Supreme Court’s conservative bloc, and swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy in particular, raised the hopes of top Republicans on Tuesday that the court will overturn the law.

Charles Schumer: Health Care ‘Off the Table’ if Mitt Romney Is Nominee

March 27, 2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued today that the 2010 health care law would be “off the table” in the fall campaign if Mitt Romney wins the Republican presidential nomination.

Democrats: Insurance Mandate Was Birthed by GOP

March 27, 2012

Senate Democrats today fought back against attacks on President Barack Obama’s health care law, insisting the Supreme Court would uphold the legislation while attempting to tie Republicans to the most controversial element: the mandate to purchase insurance.

Mitt Romney Earns GOP Health Care Truce

March 26, 2012

Even as Rick Santorum steps up his attacks on Mitt Romney over health care, Senate Republicans are expressing confidence in the GOP presidential frontrunner and his ability to lead their party on this crucial issue come November.

Rick Santorum Attacks Mitt Romney at Supreme Court

March 26, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum joined the fray at the Supreme Court today, telling reporters from the front steps that frontrunner Mitt Romney is too compromised to lead Republicans on the most important issue of the 2012 elections.

Obama Campaign Staffs Up Biden Team

March 26, 2012

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign has hired senior staff to aid Vice President Joseph Biden.

Mitch McConnell Promises More Open Process

March 23, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has a message for his Conference: Prepare to take tough floor votes beginning next year if Republicans win control of the chamber this November.

McConnell: Even With GOP Majority, Health Care Repeal Tough to Pass

March 23, 2012

Legislation to roll back President Barack Obama’s health care law will be the first order of business next January if Republicans win the Senate this fall, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said this week in an interview with Roll Call.

DeMint: I’m Comfortable With Romney

March 22, 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said today that Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney doesn’t have to prove his conservative bona fides to him and hinted that it might be time for former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) to consider exiting the race.

Mitt Romney Does Hill Meet and Greet With Jim DeMint

March 22, 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Capitol Hill this morning, an event described by sources as a courtesy call that occurred at the former Massachusetts governor’s request.

Once Endangered, Orrin Hatch Battles Back in Utah

March 19, 2012

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is expected to emerge from next month’s state party convention either with the nomination in hand or in a stronger primary position than most imagined just a few weeks ago.

Getting Them While They Are Young and Conservative

March 16, 2012

Motivated by President Barack Obama’s success with younger voters, George P. Bush and a collection of Bush/Cheney alumni have launched Maverick PAC, a political action committee designed to spur activism among young Republican professionals.

Kelly Ayotte, John Thune Raise Money for Mitt Romney

March 15, 2012

Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) and John Thune (S.D.) are scheduled to help raise money for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to an invitation to a March 27 fundraiser obtained by Roll Call.

Senate Republicans Dread Drawn-Out GOP Primary

March 13, 2012

Waiting until the late August convention in Tampa to select a GOP presidential nominee would essentially hand a second term to President Barack Obama, prominent Senate Republicans said Tuesday.

Republican Donors in Limbo

March 12, 2012

The extended Republican presidential primary has left many GOP donors paralyzed — unsure of whether to invest in the upcoming battle against President Barack Obama or focus on Congressional races.

For the GOP, It's Back to the Future

March 9, 2012

Given the protracted battle for the Republican presidential nomination and the regional, ideological and political underpinnings of the four remaining candidates, one might think the GOP is engaged in a pitched battle for the direction, future and soul of the party.

Jim DeMint In Line for Commerce Chairman

March 7, 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint is set to become the top Republican on the Commerce Committee — a promotion that could cause heartburn among GOP leaders but one they appear unlikely to block.

Super Tuesday Analysis: The Long Slog Continues

March 7, 2012

Several hours removed from the final Super Tuesday contest being called in Alaska for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the long, drawn-out, momentum-less Republican presidential primary campaign appears as protracted as ever.

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