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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

FreedomWorks Might Help Candidates They Opposed in 2014 Primaries

June 9, 2014

FreedomWorks, a tea party-affiliated group that backed primary challengers to two GOP incumbents this cycle, is weighing whether to spend money to help the nominees they previously opposed.

Tuesday Primaries: Eric Cantor, Lindsey Graham Face Tepid Opposition

June 9, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Sen. Lindsey Graham — two of the most recognizable names in Congress — face primary challenges Tuesday from their right flank.

North Carolina Is Ground Zero for Unemployment Extension Fallout

June 9, 2014

With Congress showing few signs of passing an unemployment extension in 2014, North Carolina’s tossup Senate race will be a key test of the issue’s political potency.

Cory Gardner Makes Major TV Buy in Colorado Senate Race

June 5, 2014

Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will go on the airwaves starting Tuesday, with a major television buy for his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

Joni Ernst Money Chase Starts Now (Updated)

June 4, 2014

Updated 10:10 p.m. | State Sen. Joni Ernst posted a resounding victory Tuesday with 56 percent of the Republican primary vote, handily winning the GOP nod for Senate in Iowa.

Primary Results: Montana, South Dakota Races (Updated)

June 3, 2014

Former Gov. Mike Rounds won the Republican nomination for Senate in South Dakota Tuesday.

Primary Results: Iowa Senate, House Races (Updated)

June 3, 2014

Updated June 4, 1:00 a.m. and 5:12 a.m. | Joni Ernst has won the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, boosting the GOP’s hopes of picking up this a competitive, open seat in 2014.

Primary Preview: 7 Things to Watch on Tuesday

June 3, 2014

Tuesday is the busiest primary night of 2014, with voters heading to the polls in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Iowa, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota.

Crossroads Ad Spells Out Democrat's Obama Ties in Arkansas

June 2, 2014

American Crossroads is going up with a new ad Wednesday tying Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., to President Barack Obama and his signature health care law — both unpopular topics in Arkansas, according to polls.

Iowa Senate Primary Becomes 2016 Battleground

May 31, 2014

The campaign trail in Iowa this week might look a little familiar: As Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry stump around the state, former Sen. Rick Santorum’s face is plastered on the local airwaves.

DSCC Reserves $5.5 Million in TV Airtime for Kay Hagan

May 30, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s independent expenditure arm has reserved $5.5 million in airtime for Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., according to a source with knowledge of the reservation.

Mark Warner Pitches Bipartisanship at Senate Campaign Rally

May 30, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — Democratic Sen. Mark Warner emphasized his bipartisan credentials Thursday to the local voters he hopes will re-elect him in November.

2014's Vulnerable Democrats Demand Eric Shinseki Departure in VA Scandal (Updated)

May 28, 2014

Updated: May 29, 9:53 a.m. | Several Democrats in difficult races this cycle have called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, putting political distance between themselves and a scandal that has rocked the White House.

Ad Deluge Intensifies in Final Week Before Iowa Senate Primary

May 28, 2014

Former energy executive Mark Jacobs has debuted two more ads in the final days before the GOP’s primary for Senate in Iowa.

Bruce Braley Touts Legal Career in New TV Ad (Updated)

May 27, 2014

Updated, 3:31 p.m. | Rep. Bruce Braley is up with a new ad for his Senate bid touting his career as a lawyer — a résumé that’s caused the Democrat some grief in his bid for the competitive, open seat in Iowa.

Another McDaniel Supporter Arrested in Connection to Photographs of Cochran's Wife (Video)

May 22, 2014

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel weighed in Thursday on the illegal photographing of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, now that multiple McDaniel supporters have been arrested in connection to the incident.

Senate Majority PAC Ad Hits Brown on Energy Bill

May 22, 2014

Senate Majority PAC is up with a new TV ad attacking former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., over a report that he attempted to torpedo an energy bill sponsored by the New Hampshire Democrat he’s taking on in his Senate comeback bid.

Still No Clarity in Iowa Republican Senate Primary

May 21, 2014

With less than two weeks until Iowa’s congressional primaries, it’s still unclear whether a Republican Senate candidate can clear the 35 percent vote threshold needed to win the nomination outright.

Tom Steyer's 2014 Targets Start With Four Senate Races

May 21, 2014

Tom Steyer, the Democrats’ financial answer to the Koch brothers, has set his sights on specific Senate and gubernatorial races to spend the $100 million he’s earmarked for the midterm elections.

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