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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.

She no longer works for Roll Call.

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Trade Votes Play Big in 2016 Politics

May 27, 2015

Rob Portman isn’t a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obama’s trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in approaches among Republicans who face the voters in 2016.

Democrats Search for Candidate Who Can Beat Coffman

May 26, 2015

After two consecutive cycles of trying and failing to oust Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from his Colorado swing district, Democrats are searching for the right candidate to take him out once and for all.

What Happens If Coffman Says No

May 20, 2015

Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016.

Heck Close to Senate Bid

May 20, 2015

Updated 9:38 a.m. | Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later.

Sittenfeld Will Not Exit Ohio Senate Primary (Updated)

May 14, 2015

Updated 1:39 p.m. | Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld declared Thursday he would stay in the Ohio Democratic Senate primary, despite efforts by supporters of former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland to convince him to drop out.

Russ Feingold Announces Senate Bid

May 14, 2015

Former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold announced Thursday he will run for his old Wisconsin seat.

A Silver State Waiting Game

May 11, 2015

The news Republican Rep. Joe Heck could run for the now-open Nevada Senate seat has shifted the landscape in the Silver State.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Backing Van Hollen

May 11, 2015

Updated 11:31 a.m. | Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend won’t run for Senate, and instead is endorsing Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s bid.

DSCC Endorses Murphy in Florida

May 4, 2015

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy for Senate Monday, perhaps trying to head off a primary as a second candidate prepares to enter the race.

Van Hollen, Edwards Square Off in First Maryland Senate Race Debate

May 3, 2015

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen faced off for the first time Sunday, showcasing sharply different styles as they vie for the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Sanders Lays Out Blueprint for Presidential Bid

April 30, 2015

Railing against the influence of money in politics, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders laid out a blueprint for a presidential campaign in his first press conference since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.

Baltimore Riots Change Senate Race Conversation

April 29, 2015

The nascent Maryland Senate race will likely take on a new focus, as the state’s largest city works to heal its wounds following the death of a young black man in police custody and the sometimes violent expressions of anger that followed.

Freshman's Campaign Issue Gets D.C. Attention

April 23, 2015

Arizona Rep. Martha McSally’s top local campaign issue will get legislative play on Capitol Hill, just a few months into the vulnerable Republican’s first term in Congress.

Special-Election Candidate Gets Unlikely Donation

April 21, 2015

One of the candidates running for the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee’s Mississippi seat got some help from beyond the grave last month.

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.

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.

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