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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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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.

Harry Reid to Fundraise for Two Democrats in Lake Tahoe

Aug. 14, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a retreat in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this weekend with donors to boost two Democratic Senate campaigns: Rep. Gary Peters’ bid in Michigan and Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota.

It's the Chuck Grassley Show at the Iowa State Fair

Aug. 13, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — At the Iowa State Fair, the walk from the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building to the swine barn should take about five minutes.

In Iowa Senate Race, It's Personality Versus Policy

Aug. 12, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Joni Ernst is a hugger.

Jindal Calls McAllister an 'Embarrassment'

Aug. 10, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal thinks Rep. Vance McAllister should step down, calling the Louisiana Republican’s continued tenure an “embarrassment” thanks to a scandal that left him with the nickname the “Kissing Congressman.”

Tennessee GOP Primary Results: Lamar Alexander Wins

Aug. 7, 2014

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander likely secured his Senate seat for another term Thursday, handily winning the GOP primary in a safe Republican state.

Tennessee Primary: Tea Party's Last Chance

Aug. 6, 2014

Tennessee Republicans head to the polls Thursday to decide the fate of Sen. Lamar Alexander, marking the last chance for tea-party-aligned conservatives to oust an incumbent senator in a primary.

Senate Candidate Targets Democrat on Immigration

Aug. 6, 2014

Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land is launching a TV ad Wednesday accusing her Democratic opponent in the state’s open Senate race of trying to have it both ways on immigration.

House Candidate Launches First Ad in Open Seat Race

Aug. 6, 2014

Iowa Democrat Staci Appel is airing her first TV ad Wednesday in a highly targeted, open-seat race for House Democrats.

Kansas Primary Results: Pat Roberts Tops Tea Party Challenger (Updated) (Video)

Aug. 5, 2014

Updated 11:56 p.m. | Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts survived a Republican primary challenge Tuesday, defeating Milton Wolf and extinguishing conservative hopes of taking down another incumbent this cycle.

Top 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Aug. 4, 2014

Three months before Election Day, it’s clear some senators may not return to Congress after the midterms — and that’s mostly good news for Republicans.

Chris McDaniel Files Challenge to Mississippi Runoff Results

Aug. 4, 2014

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel announced Monday he will formally challenge the results of the Republican Senate primary runoff.

How Lamar Alexander Staved Off His Primary Challenger

Aug. 1, 2014

Conservatives have poured millions into primary challenges to senators this cycle, even in races where chances of success were slim.

Lamar Alexander Still Up Big in Internal Primary Poll

July 30, 2014

A fresh poll conducted for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s campaign found he continues to hold a comfortable lead with just more than a week to go in the Tennessee Republican primary.

In Kansas, Conservatives Suffer From Mississippi Hangover

July 29, 2014

As conservatives reel from a bruising loss in Mississippi, they are looking to the primary in Kansas to knock off an incumbent and salve their wounds.

Chris McDaniel Finished Mississippi Senate Runoff With $386,000

July 23, 2014

Chris McDaniel, who may soon launch an official challenge to the results of the Mississippi Republican Senate runoff, still had $386,000 in his campaign coffers a week after the late June election, according to his July quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Freedom Partners Dives Into North Carolina Senate Race

July 22, 2014

Freedom Partners, a group affiliated with the Koch Brothers, has purchased at least $2.8 million in airtime in North Carolina to boost the GOP’s bid to pick up the state’s Senate seat, two sources told CQ Roll Call.

Chris McDaniel Estimates More Than 10,000 Voting 'Irregularities'

July 18, 2014

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel said in a Friday radio interview that he expects to find over 10,000 voting “irregularities” in his campaign’s investigation of the June GOP runoff.

Chris McDaniel Attorney: Mississippi Election Challenge Coming

July 16, 2014

Attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel said Wednesday they have sufficient evidence to challenge the results of Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff — which McDaniel lost to Sen. Thad Cochran last month — and expect to do so in the next 10 days.

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