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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.
Sen. Orrin Hatch acknowledged Thursday that his re-election campaign had been raising the specter of moderate Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) becoming Finance chairwoman to boost his prospects in Utahs upcoming GOP nominating contest.
When the history books are written, this week may go down as a seminal point in the 2012 battle for control of the Senate. Despite a multitude of vulnerable Democratic-held seats at the start of the cycle, it's increasingly possible that Republicans' inability to stem their own losses could allow Democrats to hold their narrow majority.
With Sen. Olympia Snowes startling Tuesday announcement that she would retire, the GOP now must grapple with a key question: Did the centrist Republican lose interest in her Conference or did her Conference lose interest in centrist Republicans?
Call it the Cornhusker question mark. Word leaked Monday that former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) is strongly reconsidering a comeback Senate bid in Nebraska, eliciting a mixture of reactions from Capitol Hill to Lincoln about a decision that could take a sure pickup off the table for Republicans.
As the volatile Republican primary drags on, party operatives are growing concerned that their presidential nominee could be woefully unprepared to wage a national campaign against President Barack Obama.
What should be a consensus effort on a Senate bill to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity is in danger of devolving into partisan turf war.
Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.) is the new underdog in the race for Republican Whip, having displaced Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) as Sen. John Cornyns foil in the Texans bid for the No. 2 GOP leadership post.
Sen. Mike Lee hopes over time to use his Constitutional Conservatives Fund political action committee to join Sen. Jim DeMint in helping to boost the ranks of anti-establishment conservatives on Capitol Hill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blocked Republicans today from offering a proposal to repeal an Obama administration rule that requires religious-affiliated institutions to offer employees health insurance that covers birth control.
Two weeks removed from leadership, Sen. Lamar Alexander has shifted 180 degrees from politics to policy attempting to parlay his newfound freedom and influence as a respected, tenured Member into legislative action and a more bipartisan Senate.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) doesnt appear as concerned as other veteran Republicans that a drawn out presidential primary campaign will put the eventual GOP nominee at a disadvantage against President Barack Obama in the fall.
Through his large email list of political supporters, Sen. Al Franken has quietly become one of the most prodigious fundraisers among Democratic Senators outside of leadership. He and other Senators are stepping up to help the Democrats protect their thin, four-seat majority.
Senate Armed Services ranking member John McCain and four Republican colleagues are scheduled Thursday to unveil legislation that would replace with other spending reductions the sequestered defense cuts mandated by the failure of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s leadership political action committee, Reclaim America PAC, reported raising $563,000 in its first four months of existence. The PAC ended December with more than $275,000 in cash on hand and no debt.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said today that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney needs to backtrack and reframe comments in which the former Massachusetts governor said he was worried about the middle class and not concerned about the very poor.
Sen. Marco Rubio's star was already on the rise, but the brawl for Florida between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney solidified Rubio's status as a national figure in the 2012 presidential contest and as heir to the Republican crown in the Sunshine State.
The stakes are high and the challenges many as a new Senate Republican leadership team attempts to find its bearings and lay a foundation for winning the majority in November.
Republicans focused on House and Senate races are growing anxious that former Speaker Newt Gingrich might win the GOP presidential nomination.
As Newt Gingrich surges again, Congressional Republicans remain fearful that the former Speaker would lose to President Barack Obama and sink the whole GOP ticket in the process if he were nominated.
While House and Senate Republicans might be eager to have the GOP presidential primary wrapped up as soon as possible, theyre not holding their breath for a quick resolution and claim a protracted fight for the right to take on President Barack Obama will not affect their own electoral and legislative efforts.
Sen. Rand Paul was detained at an airport in Nashville, Tenn., this morning after refusing to submit to a body pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration screener, the Kentucky Republicans office has confirmed.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich easily carried South Carolina's crucial Republican presidential primary on Saturday, coming from behind to defeat Mitt Romney after losing badly in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Like a slowly budding romance, advocates of bipartisan seating at the State of the Union insist Capitol Hills latest feel-good exercise is more than just empty political symbolism and helps lawmakers develop lasting, effective cross-party relationships.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman exited the race for the Republican presidential race today, telling reporters in Myrtle Beach, S.C., that it is time for the GOP to unite behind frontrunner Mitt Romney.
Sen. Jim DeMint appears to have closed the door on endorsing a candidate in the Republican presidential primary.