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Steve Peoples


Steve Peoples joined Roll Call's Politics team in July 2010 after having spent the previous seven years covering state and regional politics (and some occasional mob activity) at the Providence (R.I.) Journal. He edited his college newspaper while earning a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of Southern Maine. He later earned a master’s degree in public affairs from Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy. A New Hampshire native and avid New England sports fan, Steve refuses to believe the Patriots’ era of dominance is coming to an end.

Peoples no longer works at Roll Call.

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Stories by Steve Peoples:

N.Y. Poll: Voters Think Weiner Should Stay in Office

June 7, 2011

Republicans have begun calling on Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) to resign, but a slim majority of New York City voters believe the embattled Congressman should hold on to his seat, according to polling released by Marist College on Tuesday night.

Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Bid

June 6, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum this morning confirmed his plans to seek the presidency, announcing on “Good Morning America” that an 11 a.m. speech would serve as the official launch of a White House bid that has been under way for months.

Weiner Fesses Up, Apologizes

June 6, 2011

A teary Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday dismissed calls by conservative activists and Republicans that he resign over revelations that he has carried on what he admitted were inappropriate online relationships with a half-dozen women.

Ever a Soldier, West Navigates New ‘Battlefield’

June 3, 2011

Desperation has brought Fran Hunsaker here, 1,000 miles from home, to the dark office of a Florida Congressman she knows only from television. She wants Rep. Allen West to help save her son.

Dem Polling Suggests Bass Is Vulnerable on Medicare

June 3, 2011

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America commissioned a poll that shows Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.) is unpopular back home. The Republican is vulnerable on Medicare, the poll shows.

Feingold Will Decide on Senate Bid by Labor Day

June 2, 2011

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) said Thursday that he will decide whether to enter Wisconsin’s Senate contest by Labor Day.

Romney Launches Campaign With Assault on Obama

June 2, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally launched his presidential campaign Thursday afternoon, offering a scathing attack on President Barack Obama in a speech delivered from a New Hampshire farm.

NRCC Boosts Vulnerable Freshmen

June 1, 2011

The National Republican Congressional Committee has named its first 10 “patriots” of the new cycle, a list largely composed of vulnerable freshmen whom the GOP hopes to strengthen heading into next fall.

Senate Race Heats Up House Hunt in Wisconsin

May 31, 2011

Wisconsin is already bracing for multiple recall elections and a sudden Senate vacancy, but the Badger State’s political upheaval might soon include two open House seats.

Giuliani Heads to New Hampshire for Possible Comeback

May 27, 2011

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is set to headline a state GOP fundraiser this week, an early-primary state visit likely to fuel speculation that the 2008 presidential candidate may yet enter the 2012 race.

Building a Race Against Ryan

May 27, 2011

Rob Zerban thinks he can knock off a Wisconsin giant next fall. And Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that this 42-year-old businessman could be their best shot at defeating House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R) in more than a decade.

Democrat Kelda Roys May Run in Wisconsin’s 2nd District

May 26, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats are already lining up to replace Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) should she leave her 2nd district seat to run for the Senate.

Hochul’s Election Prompts Redistricting Angst

May 25, 2011

New York Democrats are now faced with the consequences of winning as Rep.-elect Kathy Hochul’s special election victory this week casts a cloud of uncertainty over a high-stakes redistricting process that could ultimately endanger her Democratic neighbors.

DCCC Appoints Four Members to New Leadership Roles

May 24, 2011

Reps. Allyson Schwartz (Pa.), Jim Himes (Conn.), Donna Edwards (Md.) and Jared Polis (Colo.) have been given new leadership roles at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Democrat Wins New York Special Election in Upset

May 24, 2011

Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an improbable victory Tuesday in western New York, handing an embarrassing special election loss to local Republicans while frustrating the national GOP establishment and its allies, who invested millions of dollars in the contest.

Poll Shows Feingold Well-Positioned if He Wants to Come Back

May 24, 2011

He may have lost a statewide election just six months ago, but former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) would be a strong favorite in the race to replace Sen. Herb Kohl (D) in 2012, according to a poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling.

At-Large Seats Seem Safe for Both Parties

May 23, 2011

Roll Call Politics is releasing the first House ratings for the 2012 cycle. We’re beginning with the states that elect Members to at-large seats. The seven seats are largely expected to not be competitive. Montana is the lone exception, where there’s a slim chance a Democrat could jump in and shakes things up, but that is unlikely.

Parties Preparing for N.Y. Special Spin

May 23, 2011

The political world will be watching western New York today. It is there, along the suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester, that the stage is set for a GOP special election upset in the once-sleepy race to succeed former Rep. Chris Lee (R).

Second Poll Shows Hochul Poised for N.Y. Upset

May 23, 2011

Two polls released over the weekend showed Democrat Kathy Hochul leading Republican Jane Corwin, giving Democrats new optimism about pulling off an upset Tuesday in a western New York special election.

Focus Turns to GOTV in New York

May 17, 2011

The airwaves of western New York are nearing complete saturation with political ads tied to Tuesday’s special election.

Ryan Out, Thompson to Get in Wisconsin Senate Race

May 17, 2011

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, a cabinet member in the George W. Bush administration, intends to run for Senate next year, while Rep. Paul Ryan (R) is passing on the open-seat contest.

House Majority PAC Buys TV Ads in N.Y. 26 Special Election

May 17, 2011

The House Majority Political Action Committee will unveil what it calls a television “advertising offensive” across western New York on Tuesday, a move that tests the fledgling organization’s ability to balance conservative outside groups in next week’s suddenly high-profile special election.

Pundit Joins Mass. Democratic Senate Primary Crowd

May 16, 2011

It is supposed to be among Democrats’ best pickup opportunities in the nation next year, but the Democratic field lining up against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) appears to be growing murkier and more crowded by the day.

Ex-Rep. Kagen May Seek Open Senate Seat

May 16, 2011

A source close to former Rep. Steve Kagen (D) says the ex-Congressman is considering running for the suddenly open Wisconsin Senate seat in 2012.

American Action Network Targets Davis

May 16, 2011

Look no further than American Action Network’s mailings for proof that conservative groups believe that tearing down Jack Davis is the key to winning western New York’s special election next week.

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