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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 bachelors degree in media studies from the University of Southern Maine. He later earned a masters degree in public affairs from Brown Universitys 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) said Thursday that he will decide whether to enter Wisconsins Senate contest by Labor Day.
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.
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.
Wisconsin is already bracing for multiple recall elections and a sudden Senate vacancy, but the Badger States political upheaval might soon include two open House seats.
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.
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.
Wisconsin Democrats are already lining up to replace Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) should she leave her 2nd district seat to run for the Senate.
New York Democrats are now faced with the consequences of winning as Rep.-elect Kathy Hochuls special election victory this week casts a cloud of uncertainty over a high-stakes redistricting process that could ultimately endanger her Democratic neighbors.
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 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.
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.
Roll Call Politics is releasing the first House ratings for the 2012 cycle. Were 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 theres a slim chance a Democrat could jump in and shakes things up, but that is unlikely.
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).
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.
The airwaves of western New York are nearing complete saturation with political ads tied to Tuesdays special election.
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.
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 organizations ability to balance conservative outside groups in next weeks suddenly high-profile special election.
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.
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.
Look no further than American Action Networks mailings for proof that conservative groups believe that tearing down Jack Davis is the key to winning western New Yorks special election next week.