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Jackie Kucinich


Jackie Kucinich joined Roll Call in December 2008 and covers House leadership. Before joining Roll Call, she covered House Republicans for the Hill newspaper. Her byline has appeared in Capitol File Magazine, the Washington City Paper, CQ Politics and Washingtonian magazine. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Jackie covered local politics in Maryland for the Prince George's Sentinel. Jackie, a native of Columbus, Ohio, received her bachelor's degree in communication from American University.

Kucinich no longer works at Roll Call.

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Stories by Jackie Kucinich:

Cantor Endorses Hensarling, Runs for Majority Leader

Nov. 3, 2010

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Rep. Jeb Hensarling to succeed Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) as the Republican Conference chairman on Wednesday, moments after making his own bid for the Majority Leader slot official.

Pence Is Out at GOP Conference; Hensarling Declares Candidacy

Nov. 3, 2010

Rep. Mike Pence, who is rumored to be eyeing a presidential or gubernatorial bid in 2012, announced Wednesday that he will step down as chairman of the House Republican Conference, kicking off a race to succeed him at the job.

Cantor Promises Vote to Strip Health Care Law Funding

Nov. 3, 2010

Presumptive House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has the health care reform bill in his sights.

Walden to Lead House GOP Transition

Nov. 2, 2010

House Republican leadership on Wednesday will tap Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.) to lead the GOP transition team, according to GOP aides.

Boehner Set to Become Speaker

Nov. 2, 2010

Minority Leader John Boehner is about to get a huge promotion.

The fall of the Democratic majority means the Ohio Republican is poised to become Speaker, completing a decade-long climb back to power after he was cast out of the GOP leadership in the aftermath of the 1998 elections.

GOP Wants Insiders to Staff Outsiders

Oct. 25, 2010

In anticipation of major GOP gains in next week’s elections, House Republican leaders have put together a list of experienced Washington hands to help fill top staff positions for the surge of newly elected outsiders.

For Murtha’s Old Seat, a Surprising Sameness

Oct. 20, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Few Congressional candidates get the chance for a rematch less than six months after a loss. That makes Republican Tim Burns’ strategy of employing the same campaign playbook he used during his unsuccessful bid to replace the late Rep. John Murtha (D) all the more curious.

Republican Centrists Fight for Relevance

Oct. 4, 2010

Big GOP gains this November are likely to bolster the conservative wing of the party. But members of the Tuesday Group, a band of moderate House Republicans, insist centrists will continue to wield significant power.

Battle Begins Over Republican Pledge

Sept. 29, 2010

House Republicans failed in their first attempts this week to implement a portion of their new “Pledge to America” but are sending their Members back to their districts to tout the agenda as a road map for the next Congress.

Nation: Boehner’s Challenge Nets $4 Million in a Day

Sept. 29, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) on Wednesday told his Conference that he would give $1 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee, but only if those in the room gave an additional $3 million right then and there.

RNC Kills Program to Deploy Hill Staffers

Sept. 28, 2010

The Republican National Committee has decided against sending Congressional staffers out on the campaign trail for traditional get-out-the-vote efforts, focusing its resources instead on mailings and other last-minute pre-election efforts, the committee confirmed Tuesday.

GOP Frets Again Over Committee Term Limits

Sept. 27, 2010

While their leaders have discouraged House Republicans from publicly talking about a GOP takeover in November, some senior Members are already lobbying for the party to relax its term limits for Members in top committee positions.

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