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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 nominees 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 Obamas 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 GOPs 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.

A Dilemma for Democrats in New York's 11th District

Jan. 12, 2015

Updated 4:23 p.m.| Democrats have a tough decision to make on Staten Island: How much of a play do they make in the special election for a seat they are likely to lose?

Scramble Starts for Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat

Jan. 9, 2015

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxers Thursday announcement she will not seek re-election kicked off what will likely be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races of 2016.

Barbara Boxer to Retire

Jan. 8, 2015

California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday she will not run for re-election in 2016, opening up an attractive seat for ambitious fellow Democrats.

Boxer made the announcement in a video posted to her campaign website, in which she conducted a mock interview with her grandson Zach.

"I am never going to retire. The work is too important. But I will not be running for the Senate in 2016," she said.

Pelosi Reacts to Boxer Retirement Announcement

Jan. 8, 2015

Sen. Barbara Boxer's announcement Thursday that she will not run for re-election in 2016 took fellow California Democrat and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by surprise.

Upon learning the news at her weekly news conference, Pelosi stood in silence, collected herself and praised Boxer as one of the most unselfish politicians I have ever known.

She called me and said she wanted to talk to me personally, Pelosi said. I just thought she wanted to have dinner tonight.

DCCC Kicks Off 2016 Recruitment

Jan. 8, 2015

House Democrats will formally start recruitment efforts for 2016 this week, kicking off with the cycles first meeting of new committee leadership and a weekend trip to Illinois to find prospective candidates.

Barbara Boxer to Retire (Video)

Jan. 8, 2015

California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday she will not run for re-election in 2016, opening up an attractive seat for ambitious fellow Democrats.

Congressman Says Wife Nixed Senate Run

Jan. 8, 2015

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., does not plan to run for Senate, he told CQ Roll Call Wednesday.

Which Coffman Runs for Colorado Senate in 2016?

Jan. 5, 2015

This Senate race could make for interesting dinner conversation in one Colorado household.

Exclusive: NRSC Names Senior Staffers

Jan. 4, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will announce its senior staff for the 2016 cycle Monday, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Wisconsin Senate

Jan. 2, 2015

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., may face the Democrat he ousted in 2010, former Sen. Russ Feingold, next year which would make the rematch one of 2016′s marquee races.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: New Hampshire's 1st District

Dec. 30, 2014

Will 2016 host another rematch between Republican Frank Guinta and Democrat Carol Shea-Porter?

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Nevada Senate

Dec. 29, 2014

Republicans ousted Sen. Harry Reid as majority leader in 2014. This cycle, the GOP wants to finish the job and defeat the Democrat at home in Nevada.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: North Carolina Senate

Dec. 26, 2014

Tar Heel State residents should enjoy the absence of political ads on their airwaves while they can.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Florida's 2nd District

Dec. 25, 2014

Rep.-elect Gwen Graham, with her famous family name and nimble campaign operation, was one of only two Democrats to oust a Republican incumbent in 2014.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: New York's 11th District

Dec. 24, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., pled guilty Tuesday to one count of federal tax evasion but refused to resign his seat, creating chaos in this Staten Island-based district even before the 114th Congress is sworn in.

Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion (Updated)

Dec. 23, 2014

Updated 2:21 p.m. | NEW YORK Rep. Michael G. Grimm said he wont step down, despite pleading guilty Tuesday to one of the 20 felony tax fraud charges hes been battling since April immediately raising questions about whether the New York Republican will be forced to resign his seat in Congress.

How Jeb Bush Affects the Florida Senate Race

Dec. 22, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushs presidential exploration roiled Capitol Hill last week. Back in his home state, pols also had their eye on another Sunshine State Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio, whose own presidential ambitions could kick off a pivotal open-seat race for Senate.

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