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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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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.

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.

DCCC Kicks Off 2016 Recruitment

Jan. 8, 2015

House Democrats will formally start recruitment efforts for 2016 this week, kicking off with the cycle’s 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.

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 won’t step down, despite pleading guilty Tuesday to one of the 20 felony tax fraud charges he’s 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 Bush’s 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.

14 Congressional Republicans Jeb Bush Helped Last Cycle

Dec. 16, 2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he is exploring a bid for president in 2016 with help from a new leadership PAC.

Wisconsin Democrat: Russ Feingold Would Clear Primary

Dec. 12, 2014

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., told CQ Roll Call she thinks former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., will run for Senate in 2016, adding “no one would primary him.”

Congressman 'Very Interested' in David Vitter's Senate Seat

Dec. 10, 2014

Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is “very interested” in running for Senate in 2016 if Republican Sen. David Vitter is elected governor next year.

House Conservative Faces Primary Peril in 2016

Dec. 9, 2014

One of the House’s top troublemakers could be in trouble in 2016.

Louisiana Runoff Results: Mary Landrieu Loses

Dec. 6, 2014

Updated 3:23 a.m. | Republicans capped their Senate sweep Saturday night, when Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., defeated Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., in a Senate runoff.

3 Things to Know About the Louisiana Runoff

Dec. 5, 2014

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Louisiana Senate runoff, we don’t blame you. The race between Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy could have been a defining contest that determined which party held a majority in the Senate.

Congressman Considering Rob Portman Challenge in 2016

Dec. 3, 2014

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said he is considering a challenge to Republican Sen. Rob Portman in 2016.

Rand Paul Adviser Talks 2016 Plans

Dec. 2, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced Tuesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, while weighing a run for president as well.

Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

Nov. 20, 2014

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs — including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain — after the holidays.

Huelskamp Open to Moran Primary Challenge

Nov. 19, 2014

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., is not ruling out a primary challenge to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in 2016.

Jon Tester Named DSCC Chairman

Nov. 13, 2014

Montana Sen. Jon Tester was appointed chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2016 cycle.

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