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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.
With Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchisons announcement that she wont run for re-election in 2012, Texas Republicans are lining up to take her place in the Senate. A new survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling shows Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Rep. Ron Paul would lead the GOP field.
Sen. Kent Conrads decision to retire makes the 2012 Senate map a little easier for Republicans aiming to retake the Senate majority, and it shines a spotlight on Democrats who havent yet said whether they plan to seek re-election in what could be a tough cycle for the party.
Former Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (La.), one of two House Republicans to lose their re-election bids in 2010, is holding a debt retirement reception in February. For a suggested contribution of $500, supporters can meet with Cao in New Orleans on Thursday, Feb. 3. The most recent campaign finance report showed Cao was $34,000 in debt.
Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar told reporters Tuesday that he absolutely will run for a seventh term, adding that he hasnt even considered retirement.
Wisconsin Republican wins the race after seven ballots.
Sally Priebus, the wife of newly-elected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, told Roll Call Friday that her family would probably relocate to Washington, D.C., from Kenosha, Wis., following his victory.
After six rounds of voting, Wisconsin GOP Chairman Reince Priebus was just five votes short of the 85 votes needed to win the race for chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Michael Steele is still in second place to the Wisconsin Republican after the second round of balloting.
In the race between current Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and everybody else, it appears everybody else is winning.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. As the first days of the Republican National Committees winter meeting constitute the last days of the races for RNC offices and potentially the end of Chairman Michael Steeles tenure, the meeting becomes a series of conversations between members.
President Bill Clinton will appear at a campaign rally with Rahm Emanuel in Chicago next week.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Republicans on a morning panel on day two of the Republican National Committees winter meeting celebrated the partys victories in 2010 but cautioned listeners not to get arrogant.
A North Dakota Republican told Roll Call that he is exploring the possibility of challenging Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad and has formed a committee to raise money as he eyes the prime 2012 race.
Former state Sen. Tarryl Clark said she hasnt decided what her next move will be after losing to Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in November, but the Minnesota Democrat is keeping her e-mail list alive.
A dispute broke out Monday in North Dakota over whether early 2012 political efforts have been paused out of sensitivity to Saturdays deadly shooting in Arizona.
A conservative group has shelved a planned ad campaign targeting Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, pulling back from political activity in the wake of the weekend shootings in Arizona.
Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, the only Member of Congress whos also a member of the Republican National Committee, endorsed former RNC official Maria Cino for RNC chairman on Friday afternoon.
The race for Republican National Committee chairman could put a soap opera to shame.
Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, already under the glaring light of a hot re-election campaign, has plans to hit the airwaves even though the 2012 races have just begun.
Newly appointed members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees leadership team got off to a quick start Thursday morning with a meeting on recruitment. After watching Republicans post a net gain of 63 seats in the 2010 elections, recruitment will be critical for Democrats in 2012.
Despite Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) calling Connecticut GOP Chairman Chris Healy to promote Maria Cino for chairman of the Republican National Committee, Healy has endorsed Saul Anuzis for chairman.
In a high-stakes game of musical chairs, all five members of Iowas House delegation plan to run for re-election in 2012, but the Hawkeye State will send only four of them to Congress following the next election.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Wednesday he will be leaving the White House in early February. Along with giving the longtime spokesman for President Barack Obama a break, the move will allow Gibbs to help the president from the outside with the 2012 re-election campaign looming.
Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) has made at least one call to advocate for Republican National Committee chairman candidate Maria Cino, quietly inserting himself into the crowded race just as he is about to assume the gavel.
Democratic mayoral candidate wins another round in court.