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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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Harry Reid Will Not Run for Re-Election

March 27, 2015

Longtime Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election, he said Friday.

Reid, who sustained face and rib injuries earlier this year in an exercise accident, made the announcement in a video to supporters.

"This accident has caused Landra and I to have a little downtime," he said. "I have had time to ponder and to think. We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that I’m not going to run for re-election."

Vulnerable Senators Switch Votes on Paid Sick Leave (Updated)

March 26, 2015

Updated 9:20 p.m. | Two of the most vulnerable Republican senators, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, switched their votes Thursday on an amendment that would allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick time annually.

Vote-a-Rama Presents Political Peril for Vulnerable Incumbents

March 26, 2015

Senators aren’t making law as they complete work on the budget resolution, but for those facing the voters in 2016, the affair is riddled with political landmines, often set deliberately by the other party.

Coats Retirement Sparks Hoosier State Free-for-All

March 24, 2015

An open Senate seat in Indiana could lead to a GOP free-for-all in 2016, with nearly every Republican member of the Hoosier State’s congressional delegation showing interest.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

March 23, 2015

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the party’s quest for the House majority.

NRSC Raised $3.8 Million in February

March 20, 2015

The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in February, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Democrats' Maryland Senate Circus

March 19, 2015

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — When Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement last month, she instructed fellow Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to brace himself.

With Horsford Out, Nevada Democrats Look Down Line (Updated)

March 18, 2015

Updated March 19, 10:40 p.m. | Former Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford’s decision not to seek his old House seat next year has set off jockeying on the Democratic side for one of the party’s top pickup opportunities.

Potential Thune Challenger Bows Out

March 18, 2015

The son of a former senator who was considered one of Democrats’ best chances to challenge Sen. John Thune told CQ Roll Call he has no plans to run for political office in 2016.

Wasserman Schultz Won't Run for Senate

March 17, 2015

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will seek re-election to her House seat and will not run for Senate, she confirmed to Roll Call Tuesday in the halls of Congress.

Thune Hires Campaign Manager

March 17, 2015

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has hired Joshua Shields to be his campaign manager, the aide confirmed to CQ Roll Call Tuesday.

Democrat Rules Out Maryland Senate Run

March 12, 2015

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will not run for Senate in Maryland, he told CQ Roll Call Thursday.

Ben Cardin Weighs in on Maryland Senate Race

March 12, 2015

Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., pledged to remain “neutral” in the Democratic primary to succeed his retiring colleague, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

Donna Edwards Launches Senate Bid

March 10, 2015

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., made her Senate bid official Tuesday, announcing her intention to run in a Web video.

“I’m announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate,” she says in the autobiographical video. The five-term congresswoman narrates the 2-minute video, which shows Maryland’s National Harbor in the background.

Edwards is the second House Democrat to announce her intention to run for the seat held by retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Edwards’ colleague, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, announced last week, and quickly earned the endorsement of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Donna Edwards Replacements Start Lining Up (Updated)

March 10, 2015

Updated March 11, 4:04 p.m. | Rep. Donna Edwards’ Senate bid sounded the starting bell Tuesday for a competitive primary for her House Seat.

Edwards Makes Senate Bid Official (Video)

March 10, 2015

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., made her Senate bid official on Tuesday, announcing her intention to run in a web video.

Report: Donna Edwards to Announce Senate Bid

March 8, 2015

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., will announce a run for Senate Tuesday to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Harry Reid Backs Maryland Senate Candidate

March 6, 2015

In an unusual move, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has endorsed Rep. Chris Van Hollen for the newly open Senate seat in Maryland.

Democratic Floodgates Open for Maryland House Seat

March 5, 2015

Updated 7:55 p.m. | Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s decision to run for Senate in Maryland marks the likely start of a crowded Democratic primary for Senate — and for his newly open House seat too.

Democrats Have Early Favorite House Pickup Opportunity

March 4, 2015

In one of the party’s best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowa’s 1st District.

Van Hollen May Not Have Field to Himself (Updated)

March 4, 2015

Updated 5:50 p.m. | Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced Wednesday he will run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, moving swiftly as numerous other ambitious Democrats have their eye on the race.

Top Democratic Campaign Staffers Chart 2016 Paths

March 3, 2015

With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the party’s House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILY’s List event Tuesday.

Long List of Possible Barbara Mikulski Successors

March 2, 2015

Updated 2:48 p.m. | There is a long list of candidates who might run to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who announced Monday she would not seek another term.

Mikulski Will Not Seek Another Term (Updated)

March 2, 2015

Updated 1:12 p.m. | BALTIMORE — Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she will not seek another term in the Senate.

Ted Strickland Announces Senate Run in Ohio

Feb. 25, 2015

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, announced Wednesday morning he will challenge Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in 2016.

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