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Matthew Lowe


Matthew Lowe covers political campaigns and elections for Roll Call. He was born in New York, but now spends most of his time in Massachusetts, where he is a member of the class of 2014 at Harvard College and studies political theory. He has written for the Harvard International Review and The Crimson, the daily student newspaper.

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The D.C. Intern's-Eye View: Happy Hours, Happy Prices

July 24, 2013

Washington, D.C., is a drinking town. Those new to the Beltway learn quickly that hours logged after work can be as important as any. For the benefit of all interns spending their first summers here, this Roll Call intern has been conducting research on how some of Capitol Hill’s favorite bars cater to the fresh-faced and unpaid at happy hour.

Ellmers Raises Small Sum in Second Quarter

July 15, 2013

Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., raised $158,000 in the second quarter — a relatively small haul for anyone thinking about running for Senate.

Capito Raises $770,000 in Second Quarter #WVSEN

July 11, 2013

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she raised about $770,000 in the second quarter for her Senate campaign.

Patience Required for Kansas Congressional Hopefuls | Farm Team

July 10, 2013

Up-and-coming politicos looking at higher office in the Sunflower State may have to be patient — at least for a few election cycles.

Landrieu Raises Big Bucks for Targeted Re-Election Race #LASEN

July 9, 2013

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., announced Tuesday that she raised $1.7 million for her re-election campaign during the second quarter.

Gary Peters Raises $1M for Senate Race #MISEN

July 8, 2013

Rep. Gary Peters has raised more than $1 million as a Senate candidate in Michigan, according to his campaign.

Rounds Rebounds in Second-Quarter Fundraising

July 2, 2013

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds raised more than $600,000 for his Senate campaign in the second quarter of this year, confirmed a spokesman for the Republican’s campaign.

GOP Primary Looms in North Carolina Senate Race

July 1, 2013

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is a critical target on the GOP’s road map to capture the Senate in 2014, but Republicans’ first major hurdle in North Carolina could come from within their own ranks.

Ellmers Delays Senate Decision Timeline #NCSEN

June 28, 2013

Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has pushed back her timeline to make a decision about the Senate race for another couple weeks.

Quayle Rules Out 2014 Run for Anything

June 27, 2013

Former Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., is not running for public office anytime soon — especially next year.

Feinstein Gets a New Chief, Loses Trade Adviser | Hill Climbers

June 26, 2013

The office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is undergoing several transitions this month. On Monday, the senator announced that Chris Thompson, her longtime chief of staff, will be returning to California. He will be replaced by Jennifer Duck.

Final Poll: Markey Leads by Double Digits in Special Election #MASEN

June 24, 2013

Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., leads by 10 points in a new poll released one day before the Bay State special election for Senate.

Top House Republican Won't Run for Senate #MISEN

June 14, 2013

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., announced Friday that he will not run for retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin’s seat.

Illinois Congressional Democrats Avoid Toxic Gubernatorial Race

June 13, 2013

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is one of the most unpopular governors in the country, with abhorrent approval ratings in Illinois.

A Gem State in the Rough for Ambitious Republicans | Farm Team

June 5, 2013

After decades of GOP dominance, the ambitions of Idaho pols rest on the unlikely chance that Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will retire next year.




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