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Bridget Bowman


Bridget Bowman is a campus reporter for Roll Call, covering the Capitol Hill community, House and Senate administration, legislative agencies and congressional oversight over the District of Columbia.

Prior to covering the Capitol campus, Bridget worked as a Roll Call intern where she contributed to “Hill Life” and assisted the House, Senate and politics teams. Bridget was a broadcast desk assistant at PBS NewsHour before joining Roll Call. She worked with the politics unit to coordinate broadcast segments and contributed to the “Morning Line,” a daily political newsletter.

Bridget’s other journalism experience includes internships at NBC's "Meet the Press" and WBBZ-TV’s "Political Buzz," a weekly political talk show in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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Stories by Bridget Bowman:

New Member Orientation Welcomes New Class of Lawmakers

Nov. 10, 2014

Getting to know fellow freshmen, attending panels about the institution, and posing for a class photo are staples of orientation during the first year of college. The same goes for the first year in Congress.

Raul Ruiz and His Wife Are Expecting Twins

Nov. 7, 2014

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., had two reasons to celebrate on Election Night. Well, technically three.

Norton and Bowser Optimistic About GOP Congress

Nov. 6, 2014

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon to meet with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and discuss how they will coordinate with each other and lawmakers in the new Republican-controlled Congress.

'HillVets' Pub Crawl to Benefit Homeless Children

Nov. 6, 2014

A group of congressional staffers who served in the military are hoping to use attention focused on them this Veterans Day weekend to bring fellow veterans together and give back to their Capitol Hill community.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan Resigns

Nov. 5, 2014

The District of Columbia’s Attorney General, Irvin B. Nathan, tendered his resignation Wednesday, effective Nov. 17. Nathan’s resignation comes the day after D.C. voters elected attorney Karl A. Racine to succeed him.

D.C. Faces Statehood, Marijuana Challenges With Republican Congress

Nov. 5, 2014

The Republican wave didn’t crash in the District of Columbia, but that doesn’t mean the victors won’t have to contend with the GOP Congress.

What Happened to 2014's Most Vulnerable Senators?

Nov. 5, 2014

Three members on Roll Call’s ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators will definitely not be returning to Congress next year, along with a slew of other incumbents.

What Happened to the 10 Most Vulnerable House Members? (Updated)

Nov. 5, 2014

Updated 3:17 p.m. | Only two of the 10 most vulnerable House members will be returning to Congress next year — and both survivors are Democrats who withstood a Republican wave Tuesday night.

Republicans Sweep the Senate (Updated)

Nov. 4, 2014

Updated Nov. 5, 7:23 a.m. | Republicans swept the Senate races Tuesday night, and come January, they will control the chamber for the first time in eight years.

Roll Call's Guide to Election Results

Nov. 4, 2014

Join us Tuesday at 6 p.m. as we kick off Roll Call Presents: Midterm Elections 2014 as the first polls will be closing. You can follow along with Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni and Politics Editor Shira T. Center via the live stream below, and here is a handy cheat-sheet to keep as election results pour in.

Election Day Rituals: Movies, Meals and Mass

Nov. 4, 2014

At party headquarters on Ivy Street in March, a few Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee staffers gathered for a good-luck ritual: They posted signs from past special-election victors on windows — and destroyed the losers’ election mailers.

The Other House Race in Louisiana

Nov. 3, 2014

Though the fate of the “kissing congressman” in Louisiana is garnering some attention outside of the Pelican State, a crowded race to the south with its own colorful characters is wide open — at least on the Republican side.

D.C. Elections: What to Watch

Oct. 31, 2014

An upside-down flag on the District of Columbia’s official voter guide set election season off to a rocky start, but the Board of Elections is promising a successful result on Nov. 4.

The Recount Rules Guide for 2014

Oct. 31, 2014

After the polls close Tuesday, it’s likely at least a handful of House and Senate races will be too close to call.

How Mary Landrieu and Kissing Congressman's Fates Are Tied

Oct. 31, 2014

Vulnerable Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and embattled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, also known as the “Kissing Congressman,” have something in common on Election Day.

CITIZENFOUR: Snowden's Side of the Story

Oct. 30, 2014

“In the end if you publish the source material, I will likely be immediately implicated. I ask only that you ensure this information makes it home to the American public. Thank you and be careful, Citizenfour.”

'Smitty' Vying to Become D.C. Attorney General

Oct. 30, 2014

Through the drizzling rain on a gray October morning, blue signs emblazoned with “Smitty” are visible in the windows of a three-story red brick building in Shaw. In a small office upstairs, campaign staffers are working to make sure the signs’ namesake becomes D.C.’s first elected attorney general.

Ted Cruz Endorses 'Duck Dynasty' Kin Over Vance McAllister

Oct. 29, 2014

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed fellow Republican Zach Dasher, who is challenging embattled Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.

Convicted Murderer Endorses Lee Terry

Oct. 29, 2014

Vulnerable Rep. Lee Terry received an emphatic endorsement Wednesday, but the Nebraska Republican is not likely to tout this show of support on the campaign trail any time soon.

Massive Senate Campaign Reports Slow Down FEC (Updated)

Oct. 28, 2014

Updated 3:47 p.m. | If you’ve been searching through Senate campaign finance reports recently, you’ve probably noticed an unusual message at the top of the Federal Election Commission website.

Cedric Richmond's Pitching Arm Threatened by Shoulder Surgery

Oct. 27, 2014

Democratic baseball star Cedric L. Richmond will undergo surgery after Election Day to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder, threatening the golden pitching arm that has led the Democrats to victory since his first Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Cedric Richmond Has 'Every Intention' of Pitching Next Year

Oct. 27, 2014

Despite impending shoulder surgery, Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, D-La., said he plans to return to the mound for next year’s Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game and help Democrats hold onto the coveted Roll Call Trophy.

'Duck Dynasty' Star Launches Ads in Louisiana Race

Oct. 27, 2014

Wielding a bible and an AR-15 rifle, the patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan has once again waded into political waters.

Ebola Roundtable Sparks Divisions Over District's Preparedness

Oct. 24, 2014

Though national attention turned to a congressional hearing on Ebola preparedness Friday, two members of D.C. Council Committee on Health also met to assess how the District is preparing for the virus, resulting in clashes between lawmakers, hospital officials and nurses.

Florida Redistricting Case Heads to State Supreme Court

Oct. 23, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court voted Thursday to hear a case challenging Florida’s congressional map, setting oral arguments for March.

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