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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:

Trump 2012 Statement: ‘Not Ready to Leave the Private Sector’

May 16, 2011

The Donald will not run for president in 2012.

Tea Party Express Calls Jack Davis a Fraud

May 16, 2011

With the special election just eight days away, the leader of the Tea Party Express will be on the ground in New York's 26th district to denounce what the national organization is calling “tea party fraud.”

Redistricting Shades N.Y. Race

May 14, 2011

Capitol Hill's Republican elite — including Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) — have been among Jane Corwin's most active supporters in western New York's suddenly competitive 26th district special election.

Race Rating Change: Wisconsin Senate Moved to Tossup

May 14, 2011

Sen. Herb Kohl (D) was largely expected to win a fifth term in 2012. But his sudden announcement not to seek re-election in Wisconsin creates a vacancy in a state where the GOP made substantial gains and knocked off former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in 2010.

Corwin’s Campaign Loans Surpass $2.4 Million in N.Y.

May 13, 2011

With money from outside groups now pouring into the western New York special election, Jane Corwin has loaned her campaign another half million dollars.

Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl to Retire

May 13, 2011

Sen. Herb Kohl, 76, will retire instead of seeking a fifth term. The Wisconsin Democrat had been at the top of a potential retirement list.

NRCC Reserves $265,000 to Aid Corwin in N.Y.

May 12, 2011

The National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $265,000 worth of television advertising in New York’s 26th district, a move that follows a rash of outside spending in the special election that Republicans were expected to dominate just weeks ago.

Corwin’s Personal Campaign Loans Reach $1.96M

May 12, 2011

Jane Corwin, the Republican nominee in New York’s looming special election, has loaned her campaign an additional $960,000, according to a Federal Election Commission filing made public Thursday afternoon.

Group Targets Scott Brown on Environment

May 11, 2011

The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters and Environment Massachusetts will air a new radio ad attacking Republican Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) again for voting to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting air pollution.

Republican Will Challenge Cicilline

May 11, 2011

The man who previously led the Rhode Island police force will announce today his intention to challenge freshman Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) in the 1st district.

Connecticut Democratic Hopefuls Do Battle Over War

May 11, 2011

A race to the left is under way between the Connecticut Democratic Senate hopefuls.

Jack Davis Backs Out of N.Y. Special Election Debate

May 11, 2011

Jack Davis, the candidate on the Tea Party line in New York’s special election, says he will not debate the Republican and Democratic nominees.

Bellavia Endorses Davis as Attacks Escalate in N.Y. Special

May 11, 2011

Wealthy third-party candidate Jack Davis unveiled the endorsement of tea party darling David Bellavia on Wednesday, a move intended to counter charges by conservative groups that Davis is largely a tea party impostor in western New York’s looming special election.

Third-Party Candidate in N.Y. Special Loans Campaign $2.1M So Far

May 10, 2011

As outside groups dump money into western New York largely to attack him, third-party candidate Jack Davis has loaned his campaign an additional $500,000, according to campaign records filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.

American Crossroads Drops $650,000 in N.Y. Special

May 10, 2011

The conservative group American Crossroads has reserved $650,000 in television ad time to help the GOP nominee in a New York special election that is far closer than it was supposed to be.

Money Flows to New York Race

May 10, 2011

It is a special election that was never supposed to be this close. But outside groups have begun pouring money into New York’s 26th district, a conservative region near the Empire State’s western border that has become an unlikely battlefield in a new age of political influence.

Setti Warren Joins Race to Oust Scott Brown (VIDEO)

May 9, 2011

Newton Mayor Setti Warren has become the second prominent Democrat to join the race to challenge Sen. Scott Brown (R).

Poll Shows Democrat Hochul With Lead in N.Y. Special

May 9, 2011

A new poll showed Democrat Kathy Hochul has become the unlikely leader in a tight three-way New York special election, with just 15 days to go until Election Day.

Playing Partisan From Her Hill Perch

May 8, 2011

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be a 44-year-old mother of three young children, but as the new chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, she will serve as President Barack Obama’s leading attack dog for the next 18 months.

Pawlenty Iowa Staffer Had Drunken Driving Arrest

May 6, 2011

Likely GOP presidential contender Tim Pawlenty announced Erik Helland’s hiring in a press release last week, noting that the two-term Iowa state legislator would head his Iowa staff.

Jane Corwin Ad in N.Y. Special Attacks Jack Davis

May 5, 2011

After largely ignoring third-party candidate Jack Davis in her first round of television ads, Republican nominee Jane Corwin is attacking the wealthy industrialist as “the hand-picked candidate of Nancy Pelosi” in a 30-second television spot that began airing across the district today.

Crossroads Eyes Sending Help to N.Y. Special

May 4, 2011

While evidence is emerging that New York’s looming special election is more competitive than many expected, GOP operatives have long worried about the impact of wealthy third-party candidate Jack Davis. It is only now, however, that those fears are on display.

Wasserman Schultz Takes Helm at DNC

May 4, 2011

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz won the unanimous support of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first woman to lead the party and the first Member of Congress in nearly 15 years.

Huntsman Draws Closer to Entering Presidential Race

May 3, 2011

In what may be the final precursor to the launch of a formal GOP presidential campaign, Jon Huntsman has created a federal political action committee that enables him to begin laying the groundwork for a White House bid.

Poll Shows Post-bin Laden Boost for Obama

May 3, 2011

President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are at the their highest point since 2009, according to a poll conducted Monday evening by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center, which is the first to detect a bump in the president’s popularity immediately following the death of Osama bin Laden.

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