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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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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.

Democrats Try to Turn Cory Gardner Into Todd Akin (Video)

July 15, 2014

Democrats want to make Rep. Cory Gardner the next Todd Akin — but it’s not so easy.

Chris McDaniel Campaign Wants Runoff Redo

July 7, 2014

State Sen. Chris McDaniel’s attorney confirmed Monday the campaign’s plans to challenge the results of last month’s Senate runoff, arguing the only solution is to hold a new election for the GOP nomination.

Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000 Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence

July 3, 2014

State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud” in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi.

Thad Cochran Conference Call Descends Into Chaos

July 2, 2014

A conference call held by Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign quickly devolved into chaos and ended Wednesday after one of the participants repeatedly asked racially charged questions.

Lamar Alexander Argues With Obama Over Obamacare in New Ad (Video)

July 2, 2014

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, raised over $900,000 for his re-election bid in the second quarter, his campaign said Wednesday. He also launched a new ad featuring the senator arguing with President Barack Obama.

Conservative Lawsuit Challenges Cochran Runoff Win

July 2, 2014

A conservative group has taken up state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s cause, filing a lawsuit against the Mississippi Secretary of State and the Republican Party of Mississippi to challenge the results of the recent runoff for Senate.

Newt Gingrich Endorses Senator's Re-Election

June 26, 2014

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsed Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Thursday.

How James Lankford Won Big in Oklahoma (Video)

June 25, 2014

Rep. James Lankford had momentum on his side Tuesday, when the Republican captured the GOP nomination outright and avoided a costly runoff.

Oklahoma Primary Results: Lankford Wins Senate Nomination (Updated)

June 24, 2014

Updated 9:54 p.m. | Rep. James Lankford has won the Oklahoma primary, and now the Republican is likely headed to the Senate.

Ted Cruz Stars in New Ad for T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma

June 19, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has largely stayed out of the primary fray this year, stars in a new ad from Senate Conservatives Fund backing T.W. Shannon in the Oklahoma GOP primary for Senate.

Rick Perry Jabs Ted Cruz's Impact in Texas

June 19, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry needled GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, saying he was skeptical a “junior senator” could have made a big difference in state politics.

James Lankford on 'Big Dirty Secret' of Senate Campaign (Video Interview)

June 18, 2014

Oklahoma Republican James Lankford, a second term congressman seeking the state’s open Senate seat, chose his words carefully in a recent interview when discussing his top opponent, former state Speaker T.W. Shannon.

Lankford Builds Momentum in Oklahoma Senate Race

June 18, 2014

Don’t call it a comeback. Rep. James Lankford was always there.

Poll: Tight Iowa Senate Race

June 18, 2014

A new poll showed Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, with a narrow lead, 44 percent to 40 percent, over his Republican opponent, state Sen. Joni Ernst, in the competitive race for Senate.

Candidate Interview: Rep. James Lankford (R) OK-SEN

June 17, 2014

Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., who is running for Oklahoma's open Senate seat, visited Roll Call on June 10.

T.W. Shannon Makes Final Airwaves Push Before Primary

June 17, 2014

Oklahoma Speaker T.W. Shannon has debuted two new ads in the last week before the Senate GOP primary: a positive spot touting his credentials, plus an ad featuring former Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla.

Kay Hagan Gets Help From EMILY's List on Airwaves

June 16, 2014

Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign will get a boost this week from EMILY’s List independent expenditure arm, which will attack her GOP opponent on the television airwaves.

Lankford Led Shannon in Oklahoma Senate Pre-Primary Fundraising

June 16, 2014

Rep. James Lankford headed into the final three weeks of the Oklahoma Republican Senate primary with more than double the cash on hand of his top opponent, state Speaker T.W. Shannon.

Ken Cuccinelli Takes Helm of Senate Conservatives Fund

June 11, 2014

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is the new president for the Senate Conservatives Fund, the group announced Wednesday.

Brat Takes Center Stage After Surprising Win Over Cantor

June 10, 2014

David Brat, who pulled off a stunning — and convincing — win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary Tuesday night, has been flying under the media radar for much of the campaign.

Dave Brat: 11 Things to Know

June 10, 2014

Dave Brat, a Randolph-Macon College professor, clobbered House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., in Tuesday night’ s primary.

South Carolina Results: Lindsey Graham Wins GOP Primary (Video)

June 10, 2014

On the same night that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary bid to an opponent who singularly focused on opposing the immigration overhaul, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. — one of the authors of that legislation — won his primary with more than 50 percent of the vote.

Internal Poll: Kingston Leads Perdue in Georgia Senate Runoff

June 10, 2014

An internal poll of the Georgia Senate Republican primary runoff conducted for Rep. Jack Kingston found him with a double-digit lead over his opponent, businessman David Perdue.

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