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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.
Peoples no longer works at Roll Call.
Elected officials and campaign operatives were careful Monday to avoid any suggestion that Osama bin Ladens death would have political consequences.
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.
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.
The special election in New Yorks 26th district is far closer than many believed, according to a poll released Friday by Siena College.
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.
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.
Alan Khazei has become the first high-profile Democrat to enter the race to challenge GOP Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbours decision against mounting a 2012 White House bid surprised political observers and political leaders alike.
Both Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich have been confirmed for the Granite Oath political action committees Presidential House Party Series, where White House contenders meet with grass-roots activists at the Manchester, N.H., home of conservative leader Ovide Lamontagne.
The Mississippi governor surprises the political world and bows out of the 2012 race.
Former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow (D) has announced plans to challenge GOP freshman Rep. Sean Duffy in Wisconsins 7th district, a seat Democrats view as a top pickup opportunity in 2012.
The Senates 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 NBCs Meet the Press.
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.
MANCHESTER, N.H. It may be lively, but the question is whether Haley Barbours profound drawl will hurt his campaign to win over voters in the nations 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 governors mansion in Jackson.
EMILYs List on Friday endorsed Democratic nominee Kathy Hochul in the looming special election in Western New York.
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.
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.
Roll Call gets an early peek at the DSCCs numbers.
He may be eyeing a second run at Rhode Islands 1st district, but John Loughlin has another mission to complete before he can launch a Congressional campaign.
Republicans and their allies are laughing off the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees latest round of ad buys as minuscule and irrelevant after discovering the cost of the effort was less than $6,000.
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, a New Jersey biotech executive and the inspiration for a Hollywood feature film, appears to be moving toward a GOP Senate run.
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.
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).
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.