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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:

Wisconsin Crank Caller May Jump in N.Y. 26 Race

March 16, 2011

Ian Murphy may seek the Green Party candidacy in New York's 26th.

Corwin Going on TV in N.Y. Before Dems Have Nominee

March 15, 2011

Jane Corwin, the GOP nominee in western New York’s looming special election, will begin running television advertising Wednesday.

Davis Seeks ‘Tea Party’ Line in N.Y.

March 14, 2011

Republican nominee Jane Corwin appears to be avoiding many of the pitfalls that produced the GOP’s last New York special election disaster, but Jack Davis could still make things interesting.

Massachusetts: Brown Dominates Democrats in Early Poll

March 14, 2011

The seat held by Sen. Scott Brown (R) is supposed to be among Democrats’ best pickup opportunities in 2012. Democrats should be troubled, therefore, by new polling released by the Western New England College Polling Institute.

Wolf Fight Draws Howls in Montana

March 11, 2011

It doesn’t matter whether any voters live in Kootenai or Lolo — western Montana’s national forests are home to a fierce and breathing debate ­likely to play prominently in the state’s 2012 Senate contest.

Romney Gives Big Bucks to Freshmen, Rehberg

March 10, 2011

2012 hopeful opens his wallet.

Pawlenty Plans Dinner With Sponsor of N.H. Birther Bill

March 9, 2011

2012 hopeful to meet with New Hampshire Representative who wrote “birther” measure.

Senate Votes Put 2012 Politics in Spotlight

March 9, 2011

Vulnerable Senators’ votes on proposals for spending cuts Wednesday were being closely watched by both parties’ campaign committees, a host of powerful interest groups and potential challengers.

New York Special Election Set for May 24

March 9, 2011

It took a full month, but the finish line has been set in the race to replace former Rep. Chris Lee (R) in New York’s 26th district.

Businessman Pushes for Third-Party Run in N.Y. Special Election

March 8, 2011

Jack Davis did not win the Republican or Conservative Party lines for the unscheduled special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.). But the wealthy businessman is continuing to court tea party activists in the 26th district to help boost a third-party run.

Poll: McCaskill Barely Leads Potential GOP Challengers

March 8, 2011

New PPP poll isn’t great for Missouri Democrat.

Former RNC Chairman Not Sold on Romney

March 7, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has to fight off an elephant if he expects to capture the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Monday on ABC’s “Top Line.”

Emily Cain Weighing Challenge to Snowe

March 7, 2011

Emily Cain won’t rule anything out, but the Democrat certainly isn’t close to announcing a bid to challenge Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in 2012.

Barbour, Huckabee Weighing Presidential Paths

March 4, 2011

They are men moving in different directions. Literally.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour are among the top-tier Republican presidential prospects, but the past two weeks offered a sharp contrast in their levels of readiness, messaging and even physical health.

Possible Scott Brown Challenger Emerges

March 2, 2011

Democrats are stirring in their quest to unseat Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in 2012.

Ex-Rep. Melissa Hart Returning to Politics?

March 2, 2011

Former Rep. Melissa Hart (R-Pa.) may be running for office again. But if she wins, don’t expect to see her on Capitol Hill.

Conservatives Rallying Behind N.Y. Contender

March 2, 2011

There is little sign at this point ­— among Democratic leaders in New York or Washington, D.C. — that Democrats will make the necessary investments in the 26th district special election to compete against Republican nominee Jane Corwin.

Abortion Vote Lingers for Seven Republicans

March 1, 2011

Seven House Republicans stood alone in the fight to protect federal funding for Planned Parenthood. And now each of them faces attacks from the left and right, forced to walk a political tightrope because the new House GOP majority has, intentionally or not, diluted a message of fiscal responsibility with a debate over social issues.

Group Pushes 2012 Abortion Debate

March 1, 2011

Ready or not, at least one interest group — well-funded anti-abortion-rights group Susan B. Anthony List — hopes to inject another wedge issue into the 2012 presidential race.

Conservative Groups’ Goal: $120 Million for 2012

March 1, 2011

The powerhouse conservative groups recently founded by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie announced plans this morning to raise $120 million to help shape the presidential and Congressional elections in 2012.

DSCC Seizes on Florida Hopeful’s Book Problem

Feb. 28, 2011

Mike Haridopolos hasn’t been a Senate candidate for long. But the Florida Senate president, who hopes to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in 2012, has already become a favorite target of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Pennsylvania Party Chairman Expects Altmire Primary

Feb. 28, 2011

Just four months after Rep. Jason Altmire (D) narrowly beat back a Republican challenge, a primary battle could be brewing in Pennsylvania’s 4th district.

Off-Year Elections Mean Redistricting Head Start for Four States

Feb. 28, 2011

Each state will go through redistricting this year, but four of them will tackle the process early thanks to off-year elections. Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana and Mississippi could not be more different when it comes to drawing new lines for Members and state legislative districts.

Gay Marriage Teed Up as GOP’s 2012 Wedge Issue

Feb. 25, 2011

Newly emboldened Republican lawmakers in Iowa and New Hampshire have sharpened their focus on blocking gay marriage rights, thrusting a wedge issue into the spotlight just as candidates start wooing voters in the most important states on the presidential primary calendar.

Tea Party Fracturing Over New York Special Election

Feb. 24, 2011

Once again, the tea party movement is poised to play a critical role in deciding a New York special election. But major questions remain in New York’s 26th district over whether grass-roots conservatives will support the establishment favorite, state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R), or the tea party’s sentimental favorite, Iraq War veteran David Bellavia (R).

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