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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.
As Sen. Claire McCaskill braces for a tough re-election bid in 2012, Missouri Republicans are scrambling to figure out who they will put on the ballot against her. What looked like an obvious rematch between the Democrat and former Sen. Jim Talent has turned into a free-for-all on the Republican side since Talent wont run after all.
The Democratic National Committee finished 2012 with nearly $16 million in debt, well less than its Republican counterpart, and still had more than $6 million on hand, according to its year-end campaign finance report.
Two major Democratic campaign consulting firms will announce a new partnership Monday: 4C Partners and Message & Media will become 4C/M&M.
In an effort to get in front of bad news, the new Republican National Committee chairman issued a news release Monday afternoon saying the committees financial situation is actually a bit worse than the campaign finance report to be filed later tonight.
Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) began 2011 with more than $2 million in the bank and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) had more than $1 million, according to year-end fundraising reports that began to trickle in ahead of Monday's filing deadline.
The conservative American Future Fund is running an ad against Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2012.
A new poll from SurveyUSA predicts a statistical tie in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup between Republican Rep. Sam Graves and Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat in Missouri.
A former operative for Rep. Mike Pence says the Indiana Republican wont be running for president. Pence plans to reveal the decision about his political future Thursday, multiple outlets reported, and former Pence Political Director Jerry Alexander told Roll Call that the Congressman isnt likely to announce much.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) officially announced his candidacy for Senate on Thursday morning in an event with the Texas Tribune. He said hes a candidate voters can relate to.
A couple of prominent Minnesota Democrats have said publicly they wont challenge freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack (R).
Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) told reporters Wednesday that what Congressional Republicans do in the next year and a half matters less for the 2012 elections than how the eventual Republican presidential nominee handles his own race.
Former Reagan administration official and longtime campaign activist Claira Monier has been tapped to chair likely Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorums New Hampshire political action committee.
Newly minted Sen. Joe Manchin is still popular in his home state, the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling found.
A new court ruling is good news for the Chicago mayoral candidate.
Because of Sen. Amy Klobuchars strong position at the beginning of the cycle, Roll Call Politics has moved the Minnesota Senate race from Leans Democratic to the less competitive Likely Democratic.
Ann Wagner, who lost a bid to be chairman of the Republican National Committee a week ago, is seriously considering running against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), she told Roll Call on Saturday.
Though the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee is over, some of the former candidates may soon be running for office again.
For Republicans in Minnesota, the year to run for the Senate may be 2014. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is up for re-election in 2012, but as vulnerable Democrats go, Sen. Al Franken is getting just as much attention.
Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving Member of the House, says hell run for a 29th full term in 2012.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the first potential Republican presidential candidate to participate in a new lecture series in Iowa.
Running for re-election is hard every election cycle, but in the year following the census it gets a little more complicated.
Top Democratic staffers are playing musical chairs in anticipation of the start of President Barack Obamas re-election campaign.
On Wednesday, controversial former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) mocked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, outlined death threats he and other Members received last year and detailed inflammatory rhetoric, asking his supporters to stand against it.
Rep. Sam Graves has been considering a 2012 campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) since the November midterm elections, when his supporters began gauging his interest, the Missouri Republican said Wednesday.
The Minnesota Republican Party disputes Sen. Amy Klobuchars moderate Democratic credentials in a website unveiled Wednesday.