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Steve Peoples

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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 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:

PPP: Independents Swing to Democrats

April 12, 2011

Democrats cheered new polling released Tuesday that showed independents appear to have swung dramatically in their favor since flocking to the GOP in November.

GOP Presidential Debate on Tap for Florida

April 11, 2011

The first GOP presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary has been planned for Florida.

Barbour Makes First Granite State Pilgrimage

April 11, 2011

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will make his first New Hampshire appearance later this week, checking off the last of the must-stop early presidential primary states as he creeps closer to a White House run.

Florida GOP Senate Candidate’s Ethics Questioned

April 11, 2011

Adam Hasner hasn’t made his candidacy in Florida’s Senate contest official, but the grass-roots conservative favorite has already been targeted in an ethics complaint.

Senate Control Hangs in the Balance

April 11, 2011

First-quarter fundraising reports due Friday are the first stretch of the 2012 Senate horse race, offering an early indication of who is jumping into the lead and, in general, how the 2012 Senate landscape is shaping up when control of the chamber is on the line.

New Hampshire Democrats Target ‘RomneyCare’

April 11, 2011

The Democrats have some fun with the anniversary of Mitt Romney’s health care program.

Two GOP Freshmen Poll Unfavorably in New Hampshire

April 11, 2011

Republicans dominated New Hampshire’s state and federal elections in the 2010 midterms, but polling released Monday suggests that the state’s two GOP House freshmen could be in trouble next year.

Olympia Snowe Has More Than $2 Million in Bank

April 11, 2011

Maine Republican raised nearly $900,000 in first quarter.

Labor Activists Cry Foul Over Wisconsin Election Results

April 8, 2011

Union officials in Wisconsin are calling for thousands of ballots to be immediately impounded and recounted following the revelation that a county clerk’s computer error tipped the state Supreme Court election in conservative Justice David Prosser’s favor.

DSCC Targets GOP Over Shutdown Potential

April 8, 2011

Democrats want to put pressure on GOP Senate candidates.

N.Y. Tea Party Group Backing Corwin for Special

April 8, 2011

Friction continues among tea party groups as GOP nominee gets endorsement.

Uncovered Error Puts Conservative Ahead in Wis. Court Race

April 7, 2011

Conservative Justice David Prosser surged ahead of his left-leaning challenger Thursday in the unusually high-profile race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court after a counting error was discovered, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Bachmann Attending Presidential Event in New Hampshire

April 7, 2011

The Minnesota Republican is heading to the Granite State.

Bean Rules Out 2012 Rematch in Illinois

April 6, 2011

Former Rep. Melissa Bean will not run for her old seat in Illinois, admittedly disappointing Democratic Party leaders, including incoming Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Wasserman Schultz Will Have Hands Full as New DNC Head

April 6, 2011

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ascension to the top post at the Democratic National Committee has won resounding praise from House Democrats, who now have a colleague leading the DNC for the first time in decades. But the shift also creates a set of challenges.

Christopher Murphy Raised $1.1 Million for Senate Bid

April 6, 2011

Rep. Christopher Murphy (D) — a Connecticut Senate candidate — raised $1.1 million in the first quarter of the year, according to figures released by his campaign Wednesday.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Too Close to Call

April 6, 2011

The Wisconsin Supreme Court election that became a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) crackdown on public employee unions remains too close to call.

Michael Clark Announces Bid for Connecticut House Seat

April 6, 2011

A former FBI agent has joined to race to replace Senate candidate Rep. Chris Murphy in Connecticut’s 5th district.

LeMieux Seeking Senate Return in 2012

April 5, 2011

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) formally entered the Senate contest Tuesday, announcing his intentions in a Web video that blasted Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as “a big part of the problem.”

Brown Raises $1.7 Million

April 5, 2011

Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.), who is among Democrats’ top targets in 2012, raised $1.7 million in the first quarter and will report more than $8.3 million in cash on hand when he files his campaign finance report later in the month.

Romney Giving Spreads to GOP Campaign Arms

April 5, 2011

Likely GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has donated $45,000 to national Republican campaign organizations, according to a statement released Tuesday.

New Hampshire Poll: Romney Leads, Trump Places Second

April 5, 2011

The Donald ranks second. But ignore that.

Women’s Group Releases 2012 GOP Targets

April 5, 2011

Women’s group EMILY’s List is expected to release its top political targets later Tuesday, which include five House Republicans believed to be vulnerable to female challengers in 2012.

Salem Mayor Won’t Run for Senate in Massachusetts

April 5, 2011

Democrat won’t run in primary to challenge Sen. Scott Brown.

GOP Presidential Candidates Oppose Planned Parenthood Funding

April 4, 2011

The nation’s top Republican presidential prospects have joined the fight against Planned Parenthood, issuing near unanimous opposition this week to the use of tax dollars to help fund the women’s health organization that provides abortions.

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