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Alexis Levinson


Alexis Levinson covers Senate campaigns for Roll Call. Prior to that, she spent three and a half years as a political reporter at The Daily Caller, after graduating from Princeton University with a degree in Comparative Literature. She competes in triathlons and has a deep and abiding fear of pigeons.

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The 7 Most Interesting First-Quarter Fundraising Facts

April 16, 2015

Updated April 17, 10:30 a.m. | With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.

Democratic Candidates Are Ready for Hillary Clinton

April 15, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy for president became official Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.

Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid Creates Open-Seat Scrum (Updated)

April 13, 2015

Updated 6:19 p.m. | Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.

Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge to McCain (Updated)

April 9, 2015

Updated 8:57 a.m. | Arizona Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign announcement Tuesday was just one of a handful of moving parts that will determine whether Democrats can make this race competitive.

Catherine Cortez Masto Running for Harry Reid's Seat

April 8, 2015

Updated 4:47 p.m. | Catherine Cortez Masto, the preferred Democratic successor of retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, will run for the minority leader’s seat.

Rand Paul 2016 Getting Started in Louisville

April 7, 2015

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making it official Tuesday: He will seek the Republican nomination for president.

Two Former Members Announce Comeback Bids

April 2, 2015

Two former House Democrats ousted in 2014 announced Friday they’re giving it another go.

Grassley Strives for Seventh Term, Always Wanting More

April 2, 2015

Updated 9:35 a.m. | He has never won re-election with less than 64 percent of the vote. His approval rating is 67 percent.

Bill Clinton Endorses Strickland in Ohio

March 31, 2015

Former President Bill Clinton made his first endorsement of the 2016 cycle Tuesday, backing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.

Titus Senate Bid Could Shake Up Nevada Races

March 30, 2015

Updated 9:38 p.m. | If Nevada’s lone Democratic House member decides to run for Senate, she could scramble the state’s Democratic field up and down the ballot.

Harry Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

March 27, 2015

Longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election, he said Friday.

Reid, who sustained face and rib injuries earlier this year in an exercise accident, made the announcement in a video to supporters.

"This accident has caused Landra and I to have a little downtime," he said. "I have had time to ponder and to think. We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that I’m not going to run for re-election."

Reid Plans Senate Exit: Not Running for Re-Election (Video)

March 27, 2015

Longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election, he said Friday.

Vulnerable Senators Switch Votes on Paid Sick Leave (Updated)

March 26, 2015

Updated 9:20 p.m. | Two of the most vulnerable Republican senators, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, switched their votes Thursday on an amendment that would allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick time annually.

Vote-a-Rama Presents Political Peril for Vulnerable Incumbents

March 26, 2015

Senators aren’t making law as they complete work on the budget resolution, but for those facing the voters in 2016, the affair is riddled with political landmines, often set deliberately by the other party.

Coats Retirement Sparks Hoosier State Free-for-All

March 24, 2015

An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier State’s congressional delegation showing interest.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

March 23, 2015

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the party’s quest for the House majority.

NRSC Raised $3.8 Million in February

March 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in February, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats' Maryland Senate Circus

March 19, 2015

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — When Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement last month, she instructed fellow Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to brace himself.

With Horsford Out, Nevada Democrats Look Down Line (Updated)

March 18, 2015

Updated March 19, 10:40 p.m. | Former Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford’s decision not to seek his old House seat next year has set off jockeying on the Democratic side for one of the party’s top pickup opportunities.

Potential Thune Challenger Bows Out

March 18, 2015

The son of a former senator who was considered one of Democrats’ best chances to challenge Sen. John Thune told CQ Roll Call he has no plans to run for political office in 2016.

Wasserman Schultz Won't Run for Senate

March 17, 2015

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek re-election to her House seat and will not run for Senate, she confirmed to Roll Call Tuesday in the halls of Congress.

Thune Hires Campaign Manager

March 17, 2015

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has hired Joshua Shields to be his campaign manager, the aide confirmed to CQ Roll Call Tuesday.

Democrat Rules Out Maryland Senate Run

March 12, 2015

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will not run for Senate in Maryland, he told CQ Roll Call Thursday.

Ben Cardin Weighs in on Maryland Senate Race

March 12, 2015

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., pledged to remain “neutral” in the Democratic primary to succeed his retiring colleague, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

Donna Edwards Replacements Start Lining Up (Updated)

March 10, 2015

Updated March 11, 4:04 p.m. | Rep. Donna Edwards’ Senate bid sounded the starting bell Tuesday for a competitive primary for her House Seat.

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