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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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Stories by Tricia Miller:

Tea Party Tactics Differ for Republican Targets

Feb. 16, 2011

Sens. Dick Lugar (Ind.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah) are tea party targets in 2012, but the two Republicans couldn’t be more different when it comes to approaching the movement.

Tennessee GOP Voters Want More Conservative Candidate

Feb. 16, 2011

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) might be vulnerable to a challenge from the right in 2012, but who would make a stand strong enough to defeat him is unclear, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

Three White House Aides Leaving

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.

Obama Jokes Rahm Emanuel Doesn’t Need His Help

Feb. 15, 2011

President Barack Obama said Tuesday morning that his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, doesn’t need any White House help in his bid for mayor of Chicago.

Iowa Republicans Schedule Another 2012 Debate

Feb. 15, 2011

In an ongoing effort to encourage presidential candidates to participate in the Iowa caucus, the state GOP has scheduled another debate for Republican presidential candidates.

Fischer Is Interested in Nebraska Senate Race

Feb. 14, 2011

Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer (R) told Roll Call on Monday that she’s interested in a race against Sen. Ben Nelson (D).

Barbour Will Head to Iowa for GOP Event

Feb. 14, 2011

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will speak at the Iowa GOP’s Chairman’s Dinner on March 15 in the Quad Cities.

Chicago’s Democrats Watching Mayor Race

Feb. 11, 2011

Although two former Members of Congress are on the ballot, the race for mayor of Chicago hasn’t drawn much involvement from Washington lawmakers.

Shop Talk: Indiana Republicans Fill Out Staff With Operatives

Feb. 9, 2011

New Chairman Eric Holcomb is filling out his staff at the Indiana Republican Party. In addition to promoting former Gov. Mitch Daniels aide and Deputy Executive Director Justin Garrett to executive director, Holcomb has hired Sarah Potasnik as finance director and Pete Seat as communications director.

Republican Exploring Run for Pence's Seat

Feb. 9, 2011

Another Republican is taking steps toward running for Republican Rep. Mike Pence’s seat in eastern Indiana. Henry County Council President Nate LaMar sent a letter to GOP county chairs and vice chairs announcing his intentions to run.

Bates: Rumors of Interest in Pence’s Seat Are Premature

Feb. 9, 2011

A former Senate candidate is sending a letter Wednesday afternoon to county GOP chairmen in Indiana Rep. Mike Pence’s district to address rumors that he's preparing to run for the 6th district seat.

GOP Sees Opportunity in Michigan Senate Race

Feb. 8, 2011

At this point in the 2010 election cycle, longtime Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) seemed like a lock for re-election, but today a Republican political novice holds his seat. In neighboring Michigan, Republicans are hoping for a similar victory over two-term Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2012.

Murray Rounds Out DSCC Team

Feb. 8, 2011

Chairwoman Patty Murray (Wash.) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced three senior staff hires Tuesday morning.

Blog Tries to Draft Indiana Republican for Senate

Feb. 8, 2011

State Sen. Mike Delph has said he’s not ready to decide whether he’ll oppose Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) in the 2012 primary, but someone else is hoping to influence his decision.

FEC Questions Bachmann Donations

Feb. 7, 2011

The Federal Election Commission has asked Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) for more information about her fall campaign finance report, the results of which could lead to legal or financial penalties.

Indiana Tea Party Groups Aim to Unite to Conquer Lugar's Seat

Feb. 7, 2011

Indiana tea party activists say they don’t want to repeat their 2010 mistakes, and they’re plotting ways to make sure they pick the most conservative candidate to attempt to unseat Sen. Dick Lugar.

Illinois GOP Plans Presidential Straw Poll for November

Feb. 6, 2011

The Illinois Republican Party will hold a nonbinding presidential straw poll Nov. 5, three months before Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire hold their first-in-the-nation caucus and primary.

State Rep. Won’t Challenge Graves, but Maybe Cleaver

Feb. 4, 2011

Missouri state Rep. Jerry Nolte (R) said he will not challenge Republican Rep. Sam Graves in 2012.

PPP Poll Shows Bruning Tops GOP Field in Nebraska

Feb. 4, 2011

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) is the strong frontrunner in a Senate primary against three potential rivals, a recent survey from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found. The same poll discovered Bruning and another Republican, Treasurer Don Stenberg, led Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in the general election.

Graves Won’t Challenge McCaskill for Senate Seat

Feb. 3, 2011

Rep. Sam Graves will not run against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in 2012, the Missouri Republican announced Thursday, saying it was “an agonizing decision.”

CREW Asks for Investigation of AFF

Feb. 2, 2011

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the IRS to investigate a nonprofit it says has been engaging in more political activity than is allowed.

RNC Picks New Convention Leader

Feb. 2, 2011

Longtime RNC Committeeman Alec Poitevint from Georgia will lead the RNC’s Committee on Arrangements, which oversees the convention.

DCCC Memo to Hill Details 2012 Team

Feb. 2, 2011

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a memo to House Democrats’ chiefs of staff detailing the new staff contacts in its political, finance, member services, direct marketing and online services, and research departments.

Hoosier State Republicans Eyeing Pence’s Seat

Feb. 1, 2011

As Rep. Mike Pence moves away from running for re-election in the House and toward a gubernatorial bid, Hoosier State Republicans are lining up not only for his 6th district seat, but they also are looking at surrounding districts and the Senate race.

Two Potential GOP Rivals Poll Well Against Nelson

Feb. 1, 2011

The Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling released a survey Tuesday showing Sen. Ben Nelson trailing two Republicans, state Attorney General Jon Bruning and Treasurer Don Stenberg, in another sign that the Nebraska Democrat’s 2012 re-election campaign is in trouble.

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