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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:

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.

Wisconsin’s Budget Battle Lands on the Ballot

April 1, 2011

There won’t be a single Congressman, Senator or governor on Tuesday’s ballot, but Wisconsin’s spring elections have attracted some of the nation’s most powerful political forces.

New York Special Election Ballot Set

April 1, 2011

Candidate David Bellavia did not qualify for the May 24 special election ballot, New York officials said Friday.

LeMieux Will Run in Florida

April 1, 2011

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R) is expected to formally announce a run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D) next week, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times.

Democrats Target Steelman Over Missing Records

March 31, 2011

Democrats are attacking Missouri GOP Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman after news surfaced Thursday that four years’ worth of key records from her tenure as state treasurer are missing.

Republican Donor Samuel Johnson Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

March 30, 2011

A prominent Republican donor has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child.

New Poll May Indicate Weakness for Nelson in Florida

March 30, 2011

Sen. Bill Nelson had a double-digit lead over a handful of potential GOP challengers according to polling released Wednesday, but a closer look at the numbers suggests the Florida Democrat’s vulnerability heading into his 2012 re-election campaign.

Hochul Airs First TV Ad in N.Y. Special (VIDEO)

March 30, 2011

Eric County Clerk Kathy Hochul, the Democratic nominee in the New York special election to replace former Rep. Chris Lee (R), is airing the first television ad of her two-week-old campaign.

Pawlenty Headlining Boston Tea Party Rally

March 30, 2011

Tim Pawlenty’s push to court the tea party will take him to Mitt Romney’s backyard next month.

Democrats Say Brown Rival Will Emerge Late

March 29, 2011

Democrats insist that Sen. Scott Brown’s seat is their top target heading into 2012. On the ground in Massachusetts, however, there has been much speculation, but no top-tier challengers have emerged to face the man who may be the nation’s most vulnerable Republican Senator.

Anti-Abortion Group to Air Television Ads

March 28, 2011

The Susan B. Anthony List has spent an additional $190,000 to ensure that abortion won’t be far from voters’ minds in 2012.

Wars Emerge as 2012 Issue

March 28, 2011

Rep. Christopher Murphy bet early — even before the protests and fighting exploded across the Middle East and Libya — that America’s wars would help drive voters to the polls in 2012.

Hasner Social Media Presence Hints at Run in Florida

March 28, 2011

Rep. Connie Mack IV (R) may have surprised political observers last week by deciding not to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson (D), but Twitter and Facebook suggest that former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R) won’t be surprising anyone. A favorite of local grass-roots conservatives, it’s likely only a matter of time before Hasner jumps into the race.

Rep. Connie Mack IV Set to Make Senate Announcement

March 24, 2011

All signs are pointing to Rep. Connie Mack IV announcing a Senate bid on Friday, joining a likely crowded GOP field to take on Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012.

Bachmann Lays Plans for 2012 W.H. Bid

March 24, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee by early June and fully intends to run for the White House in 2012, according to a report on CNN.com.

Davis Campaign Manager Warms to Tea Party

March 23, 2011

Just a year ago, Curtis Ellis penned an opinion piece that described tea party members as “self-absorbed, privileged children.” Today, Ellis is the chief spokesman and campaign manager for Jack Davis, the wealthy businessman running on the “Tea Party” line in New York’s 26th district special election.

With Ballot Spot Secure, Davis Focuses on Corwin in N.Y. 26

March 22, 2011

Jack Davis promises to be a force in western New York’s looming special election, and his sights are already focused on GOP nominee and presumed frontrunner Jane Corwin.

DCCC Targets 10 Republicans on Entitlements

March 22, 2011

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a grass-roots attack targeting 10 House Republicans, the latest move in the DCCC's effort to flip 25 seats and win back the House majority in 2012.

RNC Brass Meet With Long Shot Karger

March 22, 2011

He may not be taken seriously by many voters in 2012, but long-shot GOP presidential hopeful Fred Karger caught the attention of the Republican National Committee’s top brass Tuesday.

Altschuler Eyeing Rematch With Tim Bishop

March 22, 2011

Having lost one of the closest races in the nation last November, Randy Altschuler (R) appears to be eyeing another run against Rep. Tim Bishop (D) in New York’s 1st district.

Hochul Is Democratic Nominee in N.Y. Special

March 19, 2011

Democrats finally have a nominee in the special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R). The county chairmen of western New York’s 26th district on Sunday unanimously selected Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul to run in the May 24 contest.

NRCC Airs TV Ads on Gas Prices, Spending (VIDEO)

March 19, 2011

The National Republican Congressional Committee began running its second and third television attack ads of the cycle this weekend, even as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee insists that it’s the one focused on offense.

DCCC Outraises NRCC, Still in Debt

March 18, 2011

Democrats take in more cash in February.

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