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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:

Shop Talk: New Shops in Works as Consulting Firm Folds

Nov. 17, 2010

MSHC Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based Democratic consulting firm, is closing after 21 years in business. Chairman Hal Malchow is taking off to “write a bunch of books,” as he told Roll Call, while other executives are branching off to form new companies.

Incumbent Bean Concedes Illinois House Race

Nov. 16, 2010

Illinois Rep. Melissa Bean (D) conceded to Republican Joe Walsh on Tuesday after the three counties in the 8th district counted the final absentee and provisional ballots from the Nov. 2 election. The final count found Bean trailing by 291 votes.

Final Ill.-08 Count: Rep. Melissa Bean Down by 291 Votes

Nov. 16, 2010

Republican Joe Walsh leads his nail-biter race against Rep. Melissa Bean as the final votes are counted.

Democrats Trail in 5 Undecided House Races

Nov. 15, 2010

Rep. Dan Maffei (N.Y.) is among several Democratic Members still awaiting their fate as ballots are counted and recounted in seven undecided races.

GOPers Eye Indiana Seat; Redistricting Looms

Nov. 15, 2010

As Indiana Rep. Mike Pence considers running for governor or even president in 2012, Hoosiers are lining up for a shot at his seat in the House, even before the state government decides the boundaries of the district.

Ortiz Recount Request Granted; Etheridge Race Moves to Recount

Nov. 12, 2010

Rep. Solomon Ortiz’s revised recount request was approved Friday in Texas, while North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge reasserted that he will seek a recount afforded to him under state law.

It's Do Over for Ortiz Recount Request

Nov. 11, 2010

Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz is revising his request for a recount in one Texas county after his first attempt was denied.

Eight State Delegations Will Have Lone Democrat

Nov. 9, 2010

In the 112th Congress, eight states will have delegations that are down to just one Democrat — and those Democrats may have to watch their backs in 2012.

Walsh Lead Over Bean Narrows Slightly

Nov. 9, 2010

Republican Joe Walsh’s lead over Illinois Rep. Melissa Bean stood at 347 votes as of Tuesday in one of seven undecided House races.

Ortiz Requests Manual Vote Recount

Nov. 5, 2010

Rep. Solomon Ortiz, who is trailing in the initial vote counts for his re-election bid, has decided to ask for a manual recount, the Texas Democrat’s campaign announced Friday night.

Ben Nelson ’12 Challenger Emerges in Nebraska

Nov. 5, 2010

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) announced on Friday that he is considering a 2012 challenge to Sen. Ben Nelson (D).

Blue Dog Will Stay a Democrat but Won’t Back Pelosi

Nov. 5, 2010

Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation, told Roll Call on Friday he “will never switch parties” and reiterated that he would not support Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader.

Final Results in 10 Undecided House Races Could Take Weeks

Nov. 4, 2010

One hundred twenty-one votes. That’s the margin that currently separates Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney and Republican David Harmer in California’s 11th district — which is at this point the closest of 10 undecided House races nationwide.

Republicans Look to 2012 With 10 Targets

Nov. 3, 2010

The National Republican Congressional Committee took a victory lap Wednesday following historic gains that led to the party taking over the House, already setting GOP sights on 10 Democrats who survived what was a bloody evening.

Skelton Knocked Out in Missouri

Nov. 3, 2010

A second powerful House Democrat was toppled tonight as Rep. Ike Skelton (D) was defeated in Missouri’s 4th district. Skelton, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, lost to former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) after 17 terms in the House. Skelton’s loss followed the defeat of Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), chairman of the Budget Committee.

Cornyn Sees No Fault in Senate Races GOP Lost

Nov. 3, 2010

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, exulted in 13 new Republican Senators Wednesday afternoon and denied that the committee could have done more to win Senate races in Colorado, Nevada and Washington.

Size of Wave Still Unclear

Nov. 3, 2010

A number of House races are still outstanding, even in the eastern half of the United States where polls have been closed for several hours.

Portman, Coats Coast in Midwest Senate Races

Nov. 2, 2010

Former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats (R) cruised to a win Tuesday against Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Evan Bayh (D).

Boucher, Perriello Go Down in Virginia

Nov. 2, 2010

Two Democratic House incumbents have lost in Virginia.

Republicans Pick Up Another Democratic Senate Seat

Nov. 2, 2010

Republican Rep. John Boozman unseated Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, and Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) defeated former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon (R) in the Connecticut race to replace retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D). Neither outcome was a surprise, but Boozman’s victory means the GOP so far has picked up two Democratic seats.

Kirk Win Nets Another Senate Seat for GOP

Nov. 2, 2010

In the next Congress, Republican Rep. Mark Kirk will hold the Illinois Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama. He defeated state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, a personal friend of Obama’s.

Shea-Porter Falls While Donnelly Hangs On

Nov. 2, 2010

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) has fallen to Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta in the Granite State’s 1st district. The Associated Press called the race with nearly 30 percent of precincts reporting and Guinta holding a 15-point lead.

Loebsack’s Rematch Is No Longer a Cakewalk

Oct. 25, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Second-term Rep. Dave Loebsack has accomplishments to tout, is thanked by the locals for helping with a major flood and is in a rematch with the same political newcomer he bested by 18 points two years ago. But this is no normal election cycle, and if some of the district’s voters who embraced Democrats in 2008 are any indication, Loebsack could be in trouble.

Hare Symbolic of Cycle for Democrats

Oct. 20, 2010

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — On an unlikely battlefield, second-term Rep. Phil Hare is amassing an army. Unions are on the front lines, but the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has also joined with money, advertising and boots on the ground.

Despite Tough Year, Peterson Seems Safe

Oct. 5, 2010

If Rep. Collin Peterson loses this fall, it will probably be because the conservative Minnesota Democrat and Agriculture Committee chairman voted in favor of the House’s cap-and-trade legislation.

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