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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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New DSCC Ad Hits Thom Tillis on Women's Health

Oct. 20, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new ad in North Carolina attacking Republican Thom Tillis on women’s health issues.

Pat Roberts Finds No Place Like Home

Oct. 17, 2014

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Dozens of cows trumpeted in the pens out back as Sen. Pat Roberts made his pitch to attendees at a livestock market.

NRSC Confirms Tightening Race in Georgia

Oct. 16, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Committee confirmed Thursday they were looking at a tougher race in Georgia, a Republican-held state they were predicted to win fairly easily.

New DSCC Ad Attacks Ernst on Abortion Stance

Oct. 16, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a new ad in Iowa Thursday targeting Republican Joni Ernst over her stance on abortion and her sponsorship in the state Senate of a “personhood” bill.

North Carolina: The GOP's Expensive Gamble

Oct. 13, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has plans to pour another $6 million into the North Carolina race — already the most expensive this cycle, and a contest that hasn’t shaped up the way the GOP had hoped.

DSCC Raised $16 Million in September

Oct. 13, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Monday that it raised $16 million in September, leaving it with $14.2 million in cash on hand for the final month before Election Day.

NRSC Shifts Resources to Six States

Oct. 10, 2014

Updated, 9:04 a.m. | TOPEKA, Kan. — With less than four weeks until Election Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s independent expenditure arm is shifting resources to increase its investment in six states, including South Dakota and Georgia.

Independents Could Control Power in Senate

Oct. 10, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The power in the Senate could increasingly flow not to Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell, but to a few independents who could hold the keys to the majority — and they know it.

Pat Roberts Threatens Cruz-Style Filibuster Over Guantanamo

Oct. 10, 2014

TOPEKA, Kan. — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., threatened Friday to hold a Ted Cruz-style filibuster on the Senate floor to prevent President Barack Obama from bringing the prisoners currently held at Guantanamo Bay into the United States.

Ted Cruz Goes to Bat for Pat Roberts

Oct. 9, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. — Pat Roberts has served Kansas in the Senate for nearly 18 years, but freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had all the political clout at a Roberts campaign event Thursday.

Pat Roberts Had Three Big Points in Kansas Debate

Oct. 8, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Embattled Sen. Pat Roberts doesn’t need voters to like him. On Wednesday, the three-term incumbent made the message he wants voters to take with them to the ballot box next month clear.

New Crossroads Ad Uses Hagan's Own Words Against Her

Oct. 7, 2014

Crossroads GPS will air a new ad Wednesday, turning an attack Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., used in her 2008 election campaign against her.

Ralph Hall Recovering From Hip Surgery After Accident

Oct. 5, 2014

Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall had hip surgery on Sunday, one day after he was injured in a car accident, his office said.

Tillis Ad Hits Hagan on 'President's Weakness' on ISIS

Oct. 3, 2014

Republican Thom Tillis is up with a new ad Friday that ties Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to “the president’s weakness” on national security and the Islamic State, also called ISIS.

Democrats Continue Personhood Attacks on Cory Gardner

Oct. 2, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aired a new ad Thursday as part of a larger barrage on Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., focused on women’s health issues.

New Kansas Senate Race Poll Shows Roberts Trailing

Oct. 1, 2014

Independent businessman Greg Orman led Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., by 5 points in a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday.

Hagan Attacks Tillis on Education — Again

Oct. 1, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is up with a new ad hitting her Republican opponent Thom Tillis on education.

Pat Roberts Ranks Among Most Vulnerable Senators

Oct. 1, 2014

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

Democrats Dominate Michigan Senate Race Spending (Charts)

Sept. 29, 2014

Outside groups are driving the spending on broadcast television ads in the final months of the Michigan Senate race and Democrats are dominating the spending battle, according to a breakdown compiled by Republican firm Echelon Insights for Terri Lynn Land’s campaign.

DSCC Ad Ties Thom Tillis to Ryan Budget

Sept. 26, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new TV ad Friday in North Carolina that attacks Republican Thom Tillis on Medicare and continues to push the theme that he cares more about the wealthy.

The Big Issue in the North Carolina Senate Race

Sept. 25, 2014

STATESVILLE, N.C. — The biggest issue in the North Carolina Senate race? It’s not health care, Syrian airstrikes or even the economy.

Jeb Bush Knocks Harry Reid While Campaigning for Thom Tillis

Sept. 24, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday getting the country back on track requires Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ouster from the top spot “at minimum.”

National Education Association Dives Into Colorado Race (Video)

Sept. 23, 2014

The National Education Association aired a new Spanish-language ad Tuesday targeting the Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, Rep. Cory Gardner.

New Ad: DSCC Attacks Cory Gardner on Birth Control

Sept. 22, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will air a new ad Monday in Colorado attacking GOP Rep. Cory Gardner on birth control.

Kansas Ballots Will Be Mailed Without Democratic Senate Nominee

Sept. 19, 2014

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has instructed county election officials to mail overseas election ballots without listing a Democratic candidate for Senate, his office confirmed Friday to CQ Roll Call.

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