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Tricia Miller


Tricia Miller, an Iowa native, covers Midwestern Congressional campaigns for Roll Call. She came to the newspaper in 2008 and has also covered Capitol Hill life. Prior to joining Roll Call, Tricia worked as a campaign reporter covering former Sen. John Edwards’ second presidential campaign for NBC and National Journal and as a researcher for the Almanac of American Politics 2008.

Miller no longer works at Roll Call.

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Restaurants Serve Up Opportunity for Women

June 18, 2014

The restaurant industry provides opportunities to women of all ages and at all stages of their career, from high school and college students getting their start to managers and owners. We are proud of the leadership role that women play in the restaurant industry, making it a field where women succeed more quickly and in larger numbers than most others.

Priebus Taps Texan as RNC General Counsel

March 3, 2011

Texas National Committeeman Bill Crocker will serve as the Republican National Committee’s next general counsel, Chairman Reince Priebus announced Thursday.

Iowa GOP Chairman Warns Other States Over 2012 Calendar

March 3, 2011

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn fired a warning shot to states that may want to move their presidential nominating contests ahead of the four traditionally early states at a press briefing at the Republican National Committee on Thursday morning.

Michigan Democrats Weary Over Redistricting

March 2, 2011

In Michigan, four Democratic Congressmen who are among the oldest in Congress are preparing for another brutal round of redistricting controlled by Republicans.

Shop Talk: Democratic Campaign Veterans Join Direct-Mail Firm

March 2, 2011

Alex Zwerdling, political director for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and Kate Chapek, a consultant who worked most recently for the now-defunct firm MSHC Partners, have joined the Democratic direct-mailing firm the Baughman Co. as principals.

Rand Paul Heads to Iowa to Promote Book

March 2, 2011

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul will offer the keynote address at the Iowa GOP’s second Night of the Rising Stars fundraiser on April 2 in Des Moines, the party announced Wednesday. But the Kentucky Republican’s office said that unlike a lot of other Republicans parading through the Hawkeye State, the tea party favorite won’t be there to campaign.

Poll Shows Kohl With Advantage in Potential Fifth Term

March 2, 2011

A poll released Wednesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling finds Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) well-positioned to win re-election if he decides to run for a fifth term in 2012.

Romney Gives Big to Vulnerable Freshmen

March 1, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) announced his next round of donations to Members of Congress, and most of them went to vulnerable freshmen.

Off-Year Elections Mean Redistricting Head Start for Four States

Feb. 28, 2011

Each state will go through redistricting this year, but four of them will tackle the process early thanks to off-year elections. Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana and Mississippi could not be more different when it comes to drawing new lines for Members and state legislative districts.

Nebraska Treasurer to Enter GOP Senate Primary

Feb. 28, 2011

Nebraska Treasurer Don Stenberg on Tuesday morning will announce a run for Senate, setting up a Republican primary as the GOP attempts to unseat Sen. Ben Nelson (D).

Divided GOP Primary May Help Nelson

Feb. 25, 2011

Sen. Ben Nelson, the most vulnerable Senator up for re-election in 2012, may get a gift in a divided GOP primary, as top-tier Republicans line up to oppose him.

Dallas Republican to Mount Senate Bid

Feb. 25, 2011

Republican Tom Leppert, marking his last day as mayor of Dallas, on Friday will add his name to the long list of candidates running to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas).

NRCC Builds 2012 Team

Feb. 24, 2011

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) announced the committee’s political team for the 2012 cycle Thursday morning.

Rick Wiley Named RNC Political Director

Feb. 24, 2011

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus continued to fill out his senior staff Thursday, announcing Rick Wiley will be the committee’s new political director.

RNC Hires Hill Veteran

Feb. 24, 2011

Sean Spicer, a veteran of Republican campaigns and Capitol Hill, will be the new communications director at the Republican National Committee, the committee confirmed Thursday.

Former Clinton Aides Discuss Implications of Shutdown

Feb. 23, 2011

A pair of former staffers to President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday that a government shutdown in 1995 helped the Democrat win re-election in 1996, something that could be a foreshadowing for President Barack Obama (D) and a potential government shutdown this spring.

Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral Race Outright

Feb. 22, 2011

Former Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will be the next mayor of Chicago, winning 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election with 97 percent of precincts counted, according to the city’s Board of Election Commissioners.

Chicago Voters Head to the Polls

Feb. 22, 2011

Former Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) is likely to be the next mayor of Chicago. But the question being answered in Tuesday’s election will be whether the former White House chief of staff clears the threshold to avoid a runoff.

Emerson Declines Missouri Senate Bid

Feb. 22, 2011

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced on Tuesday that she won’t run against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in 2012.

Lugar’s GOP Challenger Emerges

Feb. 21, 2011

Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock will kick off his campaign against Sen. Dick Lugar Tuesday, setting up the longtime Republican lawmaker for a potentially competitive primary. Mourdock told Roll Call that he will reveal a list of supporters that includes more than 75 percent of GOP county chairmen in the state.

RNC Surpasses Major Donor Goal Under New Chairman

Feb. 20, 2011

The Republican National Committee raised $5.7 million in January, and new Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that $3.5 million of the total came in after his election Jan. 14.

DNC Raises $7 Million in January

Feb. 18, 2011

The Democratic National Committee had $9.1 million in cash on hand at the end of last month, according to its January campaign finance report filed Friday. While the DNC raised more money than it spent, the committee still increased its debt slightly from the year-end report that it filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Republican Looks for Rematch in Indiana’s 2nd District

Feb. 18, 2011

Former Indiana state Rep. Jackie Walorski (R), who fell just short of defeating Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in November, said she’ll make a decision about whether to run again in the next couple of weeks.

Minnesota Hosting Presidential Event

Feb. 17, 2011

The Republican Party of Minnesota will host a forum for GOP presidential candidates in Bloomington in early October, the party announced in a press release.

Shop Talk: White House Shuffle as Three Aides Head Out

Feb. 16, 2011

White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton and top White House aide Sean Sweeney are leaving to form their own political consulting firm.

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