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Kyle Trygstad

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Kyle Trygstad, a D.C. native, covers House and Senate campaigns for Roll Call. Kyle came to the newspaper in 2010 after nearly three years at Real Clear Politics, where he covered the 2008 presidential and Congressional campaigns, as well as Capitol Hill. He began his journalism career at National Journal, first as a writer for the Hotline and later as a researcher for the Almanac of American Politics. Kyle also covered the Virginia Legislature as a stringer for newspapers around the state while attending college in Richmond.

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Stories by Kyle Trygstad:

Georgia Republicans Brawl for Conservative Mantle in Senate Debate

April 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Seven Republican Senate hopefuls stood before a mammoth American flag Saturday afternoon for the sixth of seven debates hosted by the state GOP.

Jack Kingston Works His Base at Rural Cookout

April 18, 2014

GLENNVILLE, Ga. — Rep. Jack Kingston, who’s represented Savannah in Congress for the last two decades, was at home Thursday evening in nearby Tattnall County, where elected officials and candidates streamed in to put their face in front of the loads of sheriffs, police and first responders gathered on the grounds of a rural pond house.

Michelle Nunn Hits Bipartisan Tone in Georgia Senate Stump Speech

April 17, 2014

SHELLMAN, Ga. — Michelle Nunn strolled along train tracks stretching past a depleted downtown lined with empty storefronts and toward a crowd of supporters hoping to meet the state’s next senator.

A Low-Key Paul Broun Campaigns for Senate in Georgia

April 16, 2014

MARIETTA, Ga. — If one knew of Rep. Paul Broun only from a 90-minute Senate candidate forum Tuesday, it wouldn’t be obvious he is the cause of so much heartburn among Republican strategists from Capitol Hill to Atlanta — all hoping to hold the party’s most vulnerable open seat.

Jack Kingston Raised $1.1 Million in 1st Quarter

April 9, 2014

Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, one of a handful of Republicans vying for the state’s open Senate seat, raised $1.1 million in the first fundraising quarter of 2014, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DSCC Outraised NRSC in March

April 9, 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in March, ending the month with more than $22 million in cash on hand for the competitive midterms.

NRSC Raised $6.4 Million in March for Elections

April 8, 2014

The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced Tuesday it raised nearly $6.4 million in March — its best fundraising month of the midterm cycle so far.

Kay Hagan Raised $2.8 Million for Re-Election in 2014

April 7, 2014

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan raised $2.8 million in the first quarter — an impressive sum for the top target of outside spending in the 2014 midterms.

Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

April 7, 2014

A seven-week gauntlet of Republican Senate primaries kicking off next month will decide the fate of the tea party’s success this year.

Heitkamp Heads to West Virginia for Tennant Campaign

April 3, 2014

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who pulled off one of the most unlikely upsets of the 2012 cycle, is heading to West Virginia for the next two days to help a fellow Democratic underdog.

Thad Cochran's Fourth TV Ad Touts Record, Endorsements

April 1, 2014

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran launched a new TV ad Tuesday touting both a conservative record and a history of “standing up for Mississippi.”

The 7 Stock Photos in Mike Rounds' South Dakota Ad — Including One From Paris

March 30, 2014

Updated 6:00 p.m. | In a 60-second, introductory Senate campaign ad released last week, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds touts his state’s economy and quality of life — but it’s unclear if any of the people featured in the Republican’s ad are actually from the Mount Rushmore State.

Braley's Opponent? Two Seem Most Likely From Crowded Field

March 26, 2014

Residing outside of the competitive Senate landscape’s top tier most of this election cycle, Iowa Republicans believe they are finally gaining some momentum for the state’s open seat, particularly by avoiding a nominating convention.

The Many Reasons Mark Kirk Won't Stump for Oberweis

March 25, 2014

Sen. Mark S. Kirk’s decision not to campaign this year against his in-state Democratic colleague should come as no surprise.

Bruce Braley Apologizes to Grassley for 'Farmer' Slight

March 25, 2014

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, apologized for his critical comments of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that were posted online Tuesday by a Republican research group.

Brian Schatz Launches First TV Ad in Hawaii Senate Primary

March 24, 2014

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz launched his first TV ad Monday in the state’s highly competitive Democratic primary for Senate.

Scott Brown Expected to Add Campaign Staff Next Week

March 24, 2014

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown has been touring New Hampshire relentlessly since announcing earlier this month he is moving toward a challenge to Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen — and his operation is now beginning to take shape.

DSCC Raised $6.8M in February (Updated)

March 20, 2014

Updated 8:57 a.m. | The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $6.8 million in February, bringing its total fundraising for the cycle to $66 million.

Mark Begich Debuts TV Ad Starring Late Father in Alaska

March 20, 2014

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is launching a 60-second biographical TV ad on Thursday, highlighting his long ties to the state as Republicans attempt to tether him to Washington in his re-election race.

Outside Group's Poll Shows Tightening Oklahoma Senate Primary

March 18, 2014

The special-election primary to replace resigning Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is tightening after an advertising blitz benefiting Republican state Speaker T.W. Shannon.

Scott Brown Announces Preparations for Senate Bid

March 14, 2014

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., announced Friday he is preparing to run for Senate in New Hampshire, kicking off a nearly unprecedented bid to represent a second state in the Senate.

Fox Terminates Scott Brown's Contract Ahead of Senate Announcement

March 14, 2014

Fox News has terminated its contract with former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., ahead of his expected move toward a Senate bid, the network announced Friday.

After Tough Florida Loss, Democrats Focus On November Turnout

March 12, 2014

In the wake of Tuesday’s devastating special-election loss, Democrats emphasized their party’s need to ensure the November electorate resembles the 2012 elections far more than the turnout in Florida’s 13th District did.

Club for Growth PAC Backs GOP Candidate in Alaska

March 12, 2014

The Club for Growth’s political action arm announced Wednesday that it is supporting Dan Sullivan in the Republican Senate primary in Alaska.

Tea Party Senate Candidates Descend on CPAC

March 7, 2014

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Much of the attention surrounding the Conservative Political Action Conference is understandably focused on the plethora of Republicans here who may be running for president at this time next year.

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