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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.
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.
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.
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 Yorks 26th district over whether grass-roots conservatives will support the establishment favorite, state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R), or the tea partys sentimental favorite, Iraq War veteran David Bellavia (R).
A day after a conservative group spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on radio ads to protect the new House Republican majority in nearly two dozen districts, Democrats are firing back.
Rhode Island Democrat can breathe easy.
He is on the second day of a 41-day book tour, and the potential GOP presidential field is narrowing by the day, but dont hold your breath waiting for Mike Huckabee to announce his plans for 2012.
Nationally syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage is formally reviving his Internet war with likely presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
As the House campaign committees struggle to emerge from suffocating debt, the independent conservative group Crossroads GPS is up this week with its second significant ad buy this cycle.
Senate recruiting efforts are in full swing, but Rhode Island Republicans continue to struggle to find a viable challenger to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
Roll Call gets an early look at a new National Republican Congressional Committee ad.
New York state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin was chosen Monday to be the GOPs representative in the special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R) in the Empire States 26th district.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) announced Monday morning that he will not run for the Senate in 2012, a decision that further solidifies the Democratic field in the race to replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I).
New fundraising numbers made public Sunday reveal that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its GOP rival by $1.4 million in January, despite having lost the House majority in spectacular fashion in November.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had nearly $19 million in debt as of Jan. 31.
For many years, Patrick Meehan was one of the most powerful lawyers in Pennsylvania. But he is just another GOP freshman here. And his ability to ask an early question in his first Homeland Security Committee hearing depends on how fast he can navigate the intestines of the Capitol.
The Mississippi governor gives more clues hes eyeing 2012.
Sen. Bob Caseys and President Barack Obamas stocks are on the rise in Pennsylvania.
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The field is several days away from being finalized and the special election hasnt yet been scheduled, but the battle in New Yorks 26th district is already raging.
As Rick Santorum works to expand his name identification in presidential primary states, the former Pennsylvania Senator can only hope voters dont turn to Google to learn more about him.
He has consistently shot down suggestions that he run, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the most likely Republican to knock off Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in 2012, according to polling released Tuesday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
New York Democrat may be going for No. 22.
The leader of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee isnt optimistic about Democrats chances in New Yorks 26th district, where local officials are preparing for a special election to fill the vacancy created by the abrupt resignation of Rep. Chris Lee (R) earlier in the week.
As the new chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Steve Israel must pick up 25 seats in the next election. Anything less means House Democrats will spend another two years fighting political irrelevance.
Sen. Jon Kyls decision to retire in 2012 could ignite a succession scramble, both on Capitol Hill within the GOP leadership team and in Arizona among Republicans who have their eye on higher office.