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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:

Daniels Aide Elected Indiana GOP Chairman

Jan. 3, 2011

Eric Holcomb, a longtime aide to Gov. Mitch Daniels, was unanimously elected chairman of the Indiana Republican Party on Monday.

2012 Hopefuls to Celebrate Reagan Centennial

Jan. 3, 2011

The Illinois Republican Party hopes to host an all-star lineup of potential GOP presidential contenders at a dinner celebrating President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday next month.

RNC Candidates Say They’d Steer Clear of Primaries

Jan. 3, 2011

Recognizing that Republican primary battles in 2010 ended with some critical general election losses, the candidates who want to lead the national party through the next cycle said Monday they would again stay out of primaries and stressed the GOP must remain a big tent party.

Weiner Spars With Rep.-Elect Mike Kelly

Jan. 2, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) sparred Sunday with Rep.-elect Mike Kelly (Pa.), telling the incoming freshman Republican that his critique of Congress’ actions “is going to get old really fast” since Kelly is now part of the institution.

Gentry Collins Drops RNC Chairmanship Bid

Jan. 2, 2011

Candidate had sharply criticized Michael Steele, but he won't stay in the race to lead the Republican National Committee.

DCCC Chairman Predicts Voters Will Have GOP ‘Buyer’s Remorse’

Jan. 2, 2011

Rep. Steve Israel, the new chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Sunday morning that he is optimistic about House Democrats’ chances at gaining seats in 2012.

Upton Predicts Early Health Care Repeal Vote

Jan. 2, 2011

Incoming Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said he will pursue repeal of health care reform and expects the process to begin with a repeal vote in the House early this year.

Kaine Says He Will Stay at DNC

Jan. 2, 2011

Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia, expects to stay on as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press.

Issa: Oversight Committee Will Target Wasteful Spending

Jan. 2, 2011

Incoming Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa said Sunday that during the 112th Congress he will use his position to try to identify about $200 billion in wasteful spending.

Could Reapportionment Help Losing Democrats?

Dec. 29, 2010

The new Congressional map being created following the latest census could give some defeated Democrats their best chance at a comeback in 2012.

Black RNC Members Not Backing Steele

Dec. 26, 2010

Don’t expect the Republican National Committee’s two black members to support Chairman Michael Steele in his re-election bid in January.

North Dakota GOPers Target Conrad Seat

Dec. 26, 2010

Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad may be in for a wild ride next year. Though the North Dakota Democrat hasn’t announced whether he’ll run for re-election, at least half a dozen Republicans have been mentioned as Conrad opponents and it seems someone is already polling voters about potential candidates.

Florida Hosting Yet Another GOP Presidential Debate

Dec. 20, 2010

Fox is teaming up with the state party, and it’s likely Florida will do a straw poll for 2012ers.

RNC Hopeful Cino Gave Most to Candidates

Dec. 17, 2010

Every candidate for chairman of the Republican National Committee in an increasingly crowded field is arguing he or she can raise large amounts of money. But it’s Maria Cino who has given her own money to a number of Congressional candidates over the past two election cycles, more than any of her rivals for the RNC spot.

First-Ever Tea Party Presidential Debate Scheduled

Dec. 17, 2010

The Republican primary debate will be hosted by the Tea Party Express and CNN.

Poll: Paul Ryan Leads GOP Field for Wisconsin Senate

Dec. 17, 2010

Incoming Budget chairman and GOP Young Gun is favorite of his state's GOP to run for Senate.

Iowa GOP Sets Presidential Straw Poll for August 2011

Dec. 16, 2010

The Republican Party of Iowa announced Thursday that its presidential straw poll will be held Aug. 13, 2011, in Ames. The announcement came on the heels of news that Florida Republicans are hoping to schedule their own early nonbinding straw poll.

Shop Talk: Top Democratic Consultant Moving Firm to D.C.

Dec. 15, 2010

Democratic consultant Doug Hattaway told Roll Call he is moving his firm, Hattaway Communications, to Washington, D.C. The firm is moving from Boston into its new office Monday.

Steele Surprise Shakes Up RNC Race

Dec. 14, 2010

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has turned the race to lead the party upside down with a defiant announcement that he’ll seek a second term.

Poll Finds Kohl Safe, but GOP Warns Finding Is Premature

Dec. 14, 2010

Sen. Herb Kohl would easily win re-election in 2012, a new survey from Public Policy Polling found.

Bachmann Leads Potential Senate Field in Minnesota

Dec. 14, 2010

Rep. Michele Bachmann would fare best in a Republican primary for the Minnesota Senate seat, a new poll finds.

Redistricting Reform Is Tough Task Every Time

Dec. 13, 2010

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes a count of Americans, and like clockwork, good-government groups and politicians across the country try to reshape the redistricting process in their states before the bureau announces how their delegations may shrink or grow.

Republicans From Democratic Wave Doing Just Fine

Dec. 11, 2010

The nine Democratic members of the class of 2010 should take heart: The 10 Republicans who took office in January 2007 are doing just fine. Though they spent their first two terms in the minority, they’re well-positioned to be influential now that Republicans are in charge.

State Rep. Eyeing Bid Against Newbie Schilling

Dec. 10, 2010

Rep.-elect Bobby Schilling has yet to take office, and already a second Democrat is thinking about opposing him in 2012. Outgoing state Rep. Mike Boland said he likes Schilling’s pizza but will wait until next fall to decide whether to run against the Illinois Republican.

Engler Leads Potential GOPers to Challenge Stabenow

Dec. 10, 2010

A new poll suggests the former Republican governor could win his party’s nomination.

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