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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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Top Democratic Campaign Staffers Chart 2016 Paths

March 3, 2015

With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the party’s House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILY’s List event Tuesday.

Long List of Possible Barbara Mikulski Successors

March 2, 2015

Updated 2:48 p.m. | There is a long list of candidates who might run to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who announced Monday she would not seek another term.

Mikulski Will Not Seek Another Term (Updated)

March 2, 2015

Updated 1:12 p.m. | BALTIMORE — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she will not seek another term in the Senate.

Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run in Ohio

Feb. 25, 2015

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, announced Wednesday morning he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016.

Democrats Skeptical Ted Strickland Will Face Primary

Feb. 24, 2015

Updated 4:48 p.m. | Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who is expected to announce a bid against Republican Sen. Rob Portman Wednesday, may get a clear shot at the nomination.

Wyden Accidentally Crashes Republican Lunch

Feb. 24, 2015

On Tuesday, like most Tuesdays, Sen. Ron Wyden headed to the Senate Caucus lunch. But on this day, he accidentally walked in on the wrong party’s gathering.

Russ Feingold Hints at Senate Bid in Final State Department Speech

Feb. 24, 2015

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., hinted at a possible comeback bid in his final speech as an U.S. envoy to Africa for the State Department.

DSCC Raised More Than NRSC in January

Feb. 20, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised more than its Republican counterpart in January, bringing in $4.5 million as it begins its efforts to take control of the Senate in 2016.

NRSC Raised $2.5 Million to Kick Off 2016

Feb. 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee kicked off the 2016 cycle by raising $2.5 million during January, according to information from a committee aide.

Brendan Johnson Discusses His Future in South Dakota (Updated)

Feb. 18, 2015

Updated 2:00 p.m. | U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson’s resignation could mean Democrats have found a potential candidate to challenge Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., in 2016.

Ron Johnson Talks Fundraising Strategy for 2016 Re-Election

Feb. 17, 2015

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is looking for some fundraising help.

Ron Johnson Supports Scott Walker in Presidential Primary

Feb. 12, 2015

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., would back his home state governor, Republican Scott Walker, if he runs for president in 2016.

Republicans Fear 2010 Redux in Nevada Senate Race

Feb. 11, 2015

Nevada Republicans worry their efforts to oust Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in 2016 could be thwarted again by a crowded GOP primary.

How Republicans Could Risk a Senate Seat to Win the White House

Feb. 9, 2015

Republicans might face a major dilemma next year: Will they sacrifice a Senate seat to pick a prime candidate for vice president?

Congressman 'Leaning Against' John McCain Primary

Feb. 5, 2015

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., is “leaning against” mounting a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2016, he told CQ Roll Call Wednesday.

Kyrsten Sinema Plays Coy on John McCain Challenge

Feb. 4, 2015

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., brushed off speculation Tuesday she would challenge Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2016.

Florida Footwear Foofaraw

Feb. 4, 2015

There is tension in the Florida Democratic delegation: Sen. Bill Nelson is not a fan of Rep. Alan Grayson’s boots.

Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016

Jan. 28, 2015

The 2016 cycle could feature the fewest open Senate seats in at least a decade.

Jerry Moran Kicks Off 2016 Cycle With $1.4 Million War Chest

Jan. 28, 2015

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has more than $1 million in his war chest heading into the 2016 campaign cycle, when he faces re-election.

Democrats Set National Convention Date for 2016

Jan. 23, 2015

The Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Friday.

Several Ohio Democrats Considering Senate Primary

Jan. 23, 2015

Ohio Democrats are expecting a crowded primary to challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016, and the recent announcement by Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld may have accelerated its formation.

Nevada Congressman Questions Mitt Romney 2016 Plans

Jan. 22, 2015

Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nominee’s potential third bid for national office.

Marco Rubio Names Potential Florida Senate Candidates (Updated)

Jan. 21, 2015

Updated 12:23 p.m. | If Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chooses to seek the presidency instead of re-election in 2016, he believes there will be “no shortage of quality” Republican candidates to take his place on the ballot.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Offer Similar SOTU Criticism

Jan. 20, 2015

Republican presidential hopefuls panned President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, focusing their attacks on economic issues — specifically, the tax package the president proposed.

Joni Ernst's Next Move

Jan. 20, 2015

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will have been in the Senate for just two weeks before she delivers the GOP’s response to the State of the Union Tuesday — and Republicans already predict her influence in the party will extend well beyond that in the coming months.

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