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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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Parties Assess Post-bin Laden Politics

May 2, 2011

Elected officials and campaign operatives were careful Monday to avoid any suggestion that Osama bin Laden’s death would have political consequences.

Trump: Lots of Sizzle But No Ground Game

April 30, 2011

His first visit to New Hampshire was a media circus. But there is little sign that Donald Trump, the reality television star some believe may become a credible presidential contender, is building a team of local operatives to drive the kind of retail political strategy Granite State voters largely require.

N.H. Democrats File FEC Complaint Against Romney

April 29, 2011

The New Hampshire Democratic Party is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that likely Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney may be illegally funneling unlimited corporate donations into his campaign apparatus.

Poll: New York Special Election Closer Than Expected

April 29, 2011

The special election in New York’s 26th district is far closer than many believed, according to a poll released Friday by Siena College.

NRCC Takes Turn With Small Ad Buy Targeting Earned Media

April 28, 2011

In what the GOP is describing as a “new ad offensive,” the National Republican Congressional Committee is on television in upstate New York today with a 30-second spot that accuses Rep. Bill Owens (D) of voting for “another Pelosi budget.”

Rhetoric Heats Up in N.Y. Special

April 27, 2011

A war of words has broken out in the western New York special election, as the candidates seek to fill their campaign coffers to fuel a sprint to the finish.

Khazei Joins Race Against Scott Brown (VIDEO)

April 26, 2011

Alan Khazei has become the first high-profile Democrat to enter the race to challenge GOP Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts.

N.H. Republicans Surprised Haley Barbour Won’t Run

April 25, 2011

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s decision against mounting a 2012 White House bid surprised political observers and political leaders alike.

Newt Gingrich Is Next Major 2012 Player on Ovide Lamontagne’s List

April 25, 2011

Both Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have been confirmed for the Granite Oath political action committee’s Presidential House Party Series, where White House contenders meet with grass-roots activists at the Manchester, N.H., home of conservative leader Ovide Lamontagne.

Haley Barbour Not Running for President

April 25, 2011

The Mississippi governor surprises the political world and bows out of the 2012 race.

Sean Duffy Gets Challenger in Wisconsin’s 7th District

April 25, 2011

Former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow (D) has announced plans to challenge GOP freshman Rep. Sean Duffy in Wisconsin’s 7th district, a seat Democrats view as a top pickup opportunity in 2012.

‘Gang of Six’ Approaches Compromise on Deficit Proposal

April 24, 2011

The Senate’s “gang of six” appears to be headed toward a budget compromise that would boost tax revenues and rein in popular entitlement programs, according to a Democrat and a Republican from the bipartisan group who appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Graham Calls on U.S. Military to Target Gadhafi

April 24, 2011

The Obama administration needs to “cut the head of the snake off” in Libya, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said Sunday that the only way to avoid a prolonged military stalemate in the North African country is to directly target embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Barbour's Drawl Gets New Hampshire Debut

April 22, 2011

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It may be lively, but the question is whether Haley Barbour’s profound drawl will hurt his campaign to win over voters in the nation’s first presidential primary. The consensus on the trail this month was that the Mississippi native could be a hard sell in a Northern city set nearly 1,500 miles from the governor’s mansion in Jackson.

EMILY's List Backs Hochul in N.Y. Special

April 22, 2011

EMILY’s List on Friday endorsed Democratic nominee Kathy Hochul in the looming special election in Western New York.

Tim Pawlenty Adviser on Probation for Third Drunken Driving Conviction

April 21, 2011

Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty today named several local operatives to his New Hampshire steering committee. But one of the committee members, former Nashua Alderman Dave MacLaughlin, is a convicted felon in Massachusetts.

DCCC Tries to Combat 60 Plus Ad Campaign

April 21, 2011

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will issue targeted press releases in the districts of vulnerable Republicans on Thursday to combat a new ad campaign from the conservative retiree group 60 Plus Association.

DSCC and NRSC Neck and Neck in Fundraising

April 20, 2011

Roll Call gets an early peek at the DSCC’s numbers.

Potential Cicilline Challenger John Loughlin Heading Back to Iraq

April 19, 2011

He may be eyeing a second run at Rhode Island’s 1st district, but John Loughlin has another mission to complete before he can launch a Congressional campaign.

GOP Mocks DCCC Ad Campaign

April 19, 2011

Republicans and their allies are laughing off the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s latest round of ad buys as “minuscule” and “irrelevant” after discovering the cost of the effort was less than $6,000.

DCCC Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan

April 19, 2011

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is attacking Republicans in more than two dozen swing districts as lawmakers return home this week, seizing on the GOP's recent vote to support a budget plan that transforms Medicare and Medicaid.

John Crowley Potentially Eyeing New Jersey Senate Bid Vs. Menendez

April 19, 2011

John Crowley, a New Jersey biotech executive and the inspiration for a Hollywood feature film, appears to be moving toward a GOP Senate run.

Presidential Hopefuls Woo Tax Day Tea Party

April 16, 2011

CONCORD, N.H. — It was billed as the tea party's largest collection of GOP presidential contenders to date, but the grass-roots movement's leading voice in Congress was hundreds of miles away from the New Hampshire Statehouse on Friday afternoon.

Haridopolos Raises $2.6M in First Quarter

April 13, 2011

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos raised $2.6 million in the first quarter in his bid for the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

DCCC Is Playing Limited Role in N.Y. Special

April 13, 2011

While its new leader has vowed to stay on the offensive this cycle, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has played a limited role at best in the western New York special election that could be Democrats’ only House pickup opportunity this year.

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