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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.
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.
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.
Republican Joe Walsh leads his nail-biter race against Rep. Melissa Bean as the final votes are counted.
Rep. Dan Maffei (N.Y.) is among several Democratic Members still awaiting their fate as ballots are counted and recounted in seven undecided races.
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.
Rep. Solomon Ortizs 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.
Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz is revising his request for a recount in one Texas county after his first attempt was denied.
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.
Republican Joe Walshs lead over Illinois Rep. Melissa Bean stood at 347 votes as of Tuesday in one of seven undecided House races.
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 Democrats campaign announced Friday night.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning (R) announced on Friday that he is considering a 2012 challenge to Sen. Ben Nelson (D).
Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahomas 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.
One hundred twenty-one votes. Thats the margin that currently separates Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney and Republican David Harmer in Californias 11th district which is at this point the closest of 10 undecided House races nationwide.
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.
A second powerful House Democrat was toppled tonight as Rep. Ike Skelton (D) was defeated in Missouris 4th district. Skelton, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, lost to former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) after 17 terms in the House. Skeltons loss followed the defeat of Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), chairman of the Budget Committee.
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.
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.
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).
Two Democratic House incumbents have lost in Virginia.
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 Boozmans victory means the GOP so far has picked up two Democratic seats.
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 Obamas.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) has fallen to Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta in the Granite States 1st district. The Associated Press called the race with nearly 30 percent of precincts reporting and Guinta holding a 15-point lead.
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 districts voters who embraced Democrats in 2008 are any indication, Loebsack could be in trouble.
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.
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 Houses cap-and-trade legislation.