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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 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.

New Terri Lynn Land Ad Knocks Washington

Sept. 19, 2014

Republican Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land is going up with a new positive television spot touting her plans to help Michigan.

Roberts to Get Some Help on Air From Freedom Partners

Sept. 19, 2014

Freedom Partners Action Fund has reserved air time in the Kansas Senate race, where Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is fighting for his political life.

Two Words Helped Remove Kansas Democrat From Ballot

Sept. 18, 2014

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Democrat Chad Taylor will not appear on the general-election ballot as a candidate for Senate — and it all came down to just two words Taylor included in his letter to the secretary of state’s office.

African-American Voters Targeted in New North Carolina Ad (Video)

Sept. 18, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are launching a coordinated radio buy Thursday targeting African-American voters.

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Sept. 16, 2014

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s path to victory in the New Hampshire Senate race has widened.

Kay Hagan Holds Small Lead in New Poll

Sept. 15, 2014

A new poll showed Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, holding a small lead over Republican Thom Tillis in the contested North Carolina Senate race.

National Democrats Respond to Thom Tillis Education Ad

Sept. 12, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s latest ad in North Carolina continues to pummel state Speaker Thom Tillis on education.

Rob Portman Will Look at Presidential Bid After Election

Sept. 11, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he would consider a presidential bid, but only after the elections in November.

DSCC Blasts Ernst on Social Security Comments in New Ad

Sept. 10, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going up with a new ad in Iowa attacking Republican Joni Ernst for talking about privatizing social security and tying her to the Koch Brothers.

New Hampshire Primary Results: Scott Brown Wins Senate Nomination (Video)

Sept. 9, 2014

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown locked up the GOP nomination for Senate Tuesday in New Hampshire, defeating several opponents.

John McCain Boosts Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate Race

Sept. 9, 2014

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., blasted a mailer from a group supporting Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, for a “disgusting attack” on Republican Joni Ernst’s military service.

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

Sept. 8, 2014

A new poll shows Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat, has opened up a lead over his Republican opponent Joni Ernst in the battle for Iowa’s open Senate seat.

In First Debate, Pat Roberts Attacks Harry Reid

Sept. 6, 2014

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is in for a tough battle this fall. But in the Republican’s first public appearance with the candidate that has put his re-election in jeopardy, Roberts made clear he’s not only running against independent Greg Orman — he’s running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

It's a Race in Kansas: Democratic Candidate Drops Out

Sept. 3, 2014

Updated, 8:36 a.m. | Sen. Pat Roberts’ Democratic challenger abruptly dropped out of the race in Kansas Wednesday night, opening up a potentially competitive contest between the Republican and independent candidate Greg Orman.

Monica Wehby Launches Statewide TV Ad (Video)

Sept. 3, 2014

Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby is launching a statewide TV ad on Wednesday highlighting her support for small-business friendly policies.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Sept. 1, 2014

There is a new chart-topper in Roll Call’s latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

Aug. 28, 2014

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.

Scott Brown Features New Hampshire Senator in New Ad

Aug. 26, 2014

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte stars in the latest ad from Republican Scott P. Brown, her former Senate colleague from Massachusetts who is trying to oust Granite State Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Slip of the Tongue in South Dakota Senate Debate (Video)

Aug. 21, 2014

South Dakota Democratic Senate hopeful Rick Weiland apparently is not so hopeful.

Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

Aug. 20, 2014

ADEL, Iowa – When David Young first became Sen. Charles E. Grassley’s chief of staff seven years ago, the senator sat him down for a talk. Young thought he was in for the riot act or a long list of rules.

NRSC Launching Coordinated Ad Buy in North Carolina

Aug. 19, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a coordinated TV ad buy next month with North Carolina Senate hopeful Thom Tillis.

Jeff Merkley Touts Efforts to Stop Outsourcing in New Ad

Aug. 19, 2014

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., is going up with a new ad Tuesday focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs.

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