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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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Army Veteran Shane Scherer Joins Roskam's Staff as Constituent Advocate | Hill Climber

Aug. 28, 2014

As President Barack Obama addressed the American Legion Wednesday and stressed the importance of regaining veterans’ trust after the Veterans Affairs health care crisis, retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Scherer was in the middle of his second week as a congressional staffer.

In D.C., African-Americans Ask After Ferguson, What's Next?

Aug. 28, 2014

A young African-American girl sat on the winding stair case at Busboys and Poets on K Street Wednesday, peering through the railing at the crowd gathered below. She might have been wondering what all the fuss was about. She might not have realized it was about her.

Democrat Describes Race as Party's Best Pickup Opportunity (Video)

Aug. 26, 2014

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar called his bid for California’s 31st District the Democrats’ best chance to pick up a Republican seat in the midterms.

Candidate Interview: Pete Aguilar (D) CA-31

Aug. 26, 2014

The mayor of Redlands, Calif., who is running for the open seat in California's 31st District, visited Roll Call on July 16.

With No Recount in Wisconsin Primary, Grothman Becomes GOP Nominee

Aug. 22, 2014

After a week and a half of uncertainty, the Republican nominee to represent Wisconsin’s 6th District will be state Sen. Glenn Grothman.

Judge OKs New Florida Congressional Map for 2016

Aug. 22, 2014

A state judge upheld the Florida legislature’s newly revised congressional map Friday, ruling the redrawn House districts should apply to the 2016 elections.

Mary Rose Wilcox Vies for Arizona's 7th District (Video)

Aug. 22, 2014

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, a Democrat, hopes her community ties and political experience will boost her to victory in Tuesday’s primary in Arizona’s 7th District.

Candidate Interview: Mary Rose Wilcox (D) AZ-07

Aug. 21, 2014

The former member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors who is running for the open seat in Arizona's 7th District, visited Roll Call on July 24.

Veteran Staffer to Head Port of Pittsburgh Commission | Hill Climber

Aug. 19, 2014

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s deputy staff director is leaving Congress to become executive director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.

Joni Ernst Tells TIME She Was Sexually Harassed in the Military

Aug. 15, 2014

Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst told TIME Friday that she was sexually harassed in the military. Separating herself from many of her fellow Republicans, Ernst also said she would support taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command.

Revised Election Schedule Submitted in Florida Map Case

Aug. 15, 2014

The Florida Secretary of State submitted an alternative election schedule Friday to a state judge who is considering whether or not a redrawn congressional map should apply to the midterms.

Hanabusa Files Lawsuit Against Hawaii Office of Elections

Aug. 13, 2014

With the Democratic Senate primary in Hawaii too close to call and several thousand votes on the line, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, has sued the state’s Office of Elections to postpone Friday’s special election date.

Wisconsin Primary Now Too Close to Call

Aug. 13, 2014

The Associated Press has rescinded its call in Wisconsin’s 6th District GOP primary after announcing that state Sen. Glenn Grothman won the GOP race last night.

Wisconsin Primary Results: Republicans Nominate Grothman in 6th District

Aug. 12, 2014

Updated 6:40 a.m. | State Sen. Glenn Grothman has won the GOP primary by a slim margin in the only open House district in Wisconsin.

Portraits of Committee Chairmen: They're Up the Wall

Aug. 12, 2014

A House chairman usually ends up hanging around the committee room years after he or she retires.

Florida Legislature Approves New Congressional Map

Aug. 11, 2014

The Florida Legislature approved a new congressional map Monday evening and sent it to the governor’s desk, although it’s still unclear whether the new House district boundaries will past muster or take effect for the 2014 elections.

Antonia Ferrier Settles Into New Role at Forbes-Tate | Downtown Moves

Aug. 11, 2014

Veteran Capitol Hill staffer Antonia Ferrier is still adjusting to her new role as a lobbyist.

Liberal Allies Rallying for Schatz in Election Overtime

Aug. 11, 2014

Liberal allies are rallying around Sen. Brian Schatz after damage from a hurricane extended voting for the deadlocked Democratic primary in Hawaii.

Wisconsin GOP Primary Is Wide Open

Aug. 11, 2014

Four candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in Wisconsin’s only open House district, with no clear front-runner in the Tuesday primary.

4 End-Game Scenarios for the Florida Map Chaos

Aug. 6, 2014

It’s back to the drawing board for Florida lawmakers, who must return to Tallahassee this week for a rushed redraw of the state’s congressional map.

Capitol Hill Langar Highlights Sikh American Community

Aug. 5, 2014

Updated 11:19 a.m. | While the week before August recess included some late nights for members of Congress, a few lawmakers and scores of staffers were able to take a break from the final votes to attend the first langar on Capitol Hill.

Gene Callahan, Father of Rep. Bustos and Former Senate Chief of Staff, Dies at 80

Aug. 4, 2014

Era Eugene “Gene” Callahan, father of Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and former chief of staff to the late Sen. Alan Dixon, passed away early Monday morning at the age of 80.

Sessions, Cruz Helped Sink Border Bills

July 31, 2014

Updated, 9:32 p.m. | Two southern Republican senators — Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas — played outsized roles sinking border supplemental bills on both sides of the Capitol as they demanded a push to end President Barack Obama’s “administrative amnesty.”

VA Health Care Deal Clears Senate, Heads to President's Desk

July 31, 2014

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the agreement to address the Veterans Affairs health care crisis just a few hours before the August recess.

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