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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:

Talent’s Exit Opens Floodgates for Tea Party in Missouri

Jan. 31, 2011

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 won’t run after all.

DNC Finishes 2010 Ahead of RNC in Fundraising

Jan. 31, 2011

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 Democratic Campaign Consulting Firms Merge

Jan. 31, 2011

Two major Democratic campaign consulting firms will announce a new partnership Monday: 4C Partners and Message & Media will become 4C/M&M.

RNC’s Priebus: Finances Are Worse Than Report

Jan. 31, 2011

In an effort to get in front of bad news, the new Republican National Committee chairman issued a news release Monday afternoon saying the committee’s financial situation is actually a bit worse than the campaign finance report to be filed later tonight.

Ben Nelson, Lugar Begin Cycle With Healthy Cash Totals

Jan. 29, 2011

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.

Conservative Group Targets Ben Nelson with Ads

Jan. 28, 2011

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.

Graves Rises to Top of Potential GOP Challengers to McCaskill, Poll Shows

Jan. 27, 2011

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.

Pence Won’t Run for President in 2012

Jan. 27, 2011

A former operative for Rep. Mike Pence says the Indiana Republican won’t 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 isn’t likely to announce much.

Texas Republican Announces Senate Bid

Jan. 27, 2011

Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) officially announced his candidacy for Senate on Thursday morning in an event with the Texas Tribune. He said he’s a candidate voters can relate to.

Oberstar Not Interested in Rematch

Jan. 26, 2011

A couple of prominent Minnesota Democrats have said publicly they won’t challenge freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack (R).

Ex-Rep. Davis: GOP Will Be Defined by 2012 Nominee

Jan. 26, 2011

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.

Shop Talk: Santorum Staffs Up for 2012 in Granite State

Jan. 26, 2011

Former Reagan administration official and longtime campaign activist Claira Monier has been tapped to chair likely Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s New Hampshire political action committee.

Manchin Leads Potential Challengers in Poll

Jan. 25, 2011

Newly minted Sen. Joe Manchin is still popular in his home state, the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling found.

Rahm Emanuel Back on Chicago Ballot

Jan. 25, 2011

A new court ruling is good news for the Chicago mayoral candidate.

Minnesota Senate Moved to Likely Democratic

Jan. 23, 2011

Because of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s 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 Considering Missouri Senate Bid

Jan. 22, 2011

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.

RNC Runners-Up May Still Be Running

Jan. 22, 2011

Though the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee is over, some of the former candidates may soon be running for office again.

Republicans Try Tying Klobuchar to Franken

Jan. 21, 2011

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.

Dingell Will Seek 29th Term

Jan. 20, 2011

Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving Member of the House, says he’ll run for a 29th full term in 2012.

Pawlenty, Bachmann, Gingrich and Santorum Attending Iowa Lectures

Jan. 20, 2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the first potential Republican presidential candidate to participate in a new lecture series in Iowa.

New Lines Complicate 2012 House Campaigns

Jan. 20, 2011

Running for re-election is hard every election cycle, but in the year following the census it gets a little more complicated.

Obama Re-Election Campaign Staffing Up

Jan. 20, 2011

Top Democratic staffers are playing musical chairs in anticipation of the start of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash

Jan. 19, 2011

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.”

Graves Weighs Challenge to McCaskill

Jan. 19, 2011

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.

GOP Website Seeks to Cast Klobuchar in Liberal Light

Jan. 19, 2011

The Minnesota Republican Party disputes Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s moderate Democratic credentials in a website unveiled Wednesday.

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