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.
Arkansas Rep. Tom Cottonís campaign kicked off the final sprint to November with advertising designed to soften the image of one of the GOPís most-touted Senate recruits.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a TV ad in Iowa Tuesday that criticizes Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley for his attendance record on the House floor and a committee he served.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Tuesday it raised $7.7 million in August, topping its Republican counterpart and bringing its total raised for the cycle to more than $111 million.
As national analysts say the odds are increasingly against them, Democratic senators and senior operatives remain optimistic the partyís most vulnerable incumbents can survive stiff re-election challenges, even in red states where the presidentís popularity is sunk.
Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn launched a TV ad Friday asking whether women can trust David Perdue, Nunnís GOP opponent for the stateís open Senate seat.
Any questions about whether the Affordable Care Act would still play a central role in Republican messaging against Democratic incumbents this cycle have been answered ó at least in Arkansas.
There is a new chart-topper in Roll Callís latest monthly ranking of the 10 most vulnerable senators.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new TV ad in Arkansas Thursday that continues a theme of portraying Republican Rep. Tom Cotton as someone voters canít trust.
National Democrats are launching yet another TV ad hitting North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis on state cuts to public education.
A Republican-aligned outside group launched a $1.25 million ad buy Thursday against Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.
Alaskaís newly minted Republican Senate nominee will awake the morning after his primary victory to a negative TV ad from a Democratic super PAC.
Alaska Republicans have finally picked a nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, one of the most vulnerable incumbents of the cycle.
DNR Dan. Afghan Dan. The Other Dan.
The Montana Democratic Party nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis on Saturday to replace retiring Sen. John Walsh on the ballot in November.
Nearly a week after most of the state voted, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz has now defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary.
The press secretary to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is heading to the South to help Republicans retain one of their two most endangered Senate seats.
The Democratic primary between Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa was too close to call early Sunday morning, and the race may not be decided for days.
The Hawaii primary is in a state of uncertainty, as Hurricane Iselle and a second storm barrel toward the islands and get-out-the-vote pushes are intermixed with information on where to find emergency assistance.
Montana Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he wonít be coming back to the Senate next year, confirming what was already the most likely conclusion to his campaign.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched its first independent expenditure ad of the cycle Tuesday, the premiere installment in a $3.6 million buy in Arkansas on behalf of Sen. Mark Pryor.
Three months before Election Day, itís clear some senators may not return to Congress after the midterms ó and thatís mostly good news for Republicans.
The careers of Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz and Gov. Neil Abercrombie have been linked for several years, but the Schatz campaign has worked for the past 18 months to ensure their political fates are not.
With Republicans eyeing the Senate majority and his own job title poised to change, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the National Republican Senatorial Committee not to worry about his race.
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor led his Republican challenger by 2 points in a recent Democratic poll, which is the third survey on the race released in the last two days.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran said Tuesday the GOPís pickup opportunities have expanded to around a dozen states ó twice as many as needed to take control of the Senate.