Stories by Warren Rojas:
Feb. 4, 2016
Now clear-headed after treatment for a substance abuse problem that cost him his job in the House, Florida Republican Trey Radel is back on the political scene with unwanted advice for current pols and a forthcoming tell-all.
Jan. 27, 2016
It’s still months before Election Day, but at least one critical piece appears to have fallen into place in Nebraska Democrat Brad Ashford’s bid to secure a second term: a reunion with seasoned campaign vet, Jeremy Nordquist.
Jan. 21, 2016
On the one hand, former Rep. Charlie Gonzalez is delighted his generation has helped usher in an era in which gay marriage — he presided over one such union just a few months back — is now the law of the land.
Jan. 14, 2016
A college dropout who learned the hard way that cutting ties with Congress is sometimes easier said than done, former Rep. Elton Gallegly is currently contemplating how to best prepare the next generation of public servants.
Jan. 13, 2016
Immigration watchdogs say the significant uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the Southwest border late last year underscores how dire the situation has become in Central America.
Jan. 7, 2016
Rather than engineering the outcome of political contests scheduled to play out in Iowa and New Hampshire over the next few months, or plotting a campaign for a congressional contender, former House Republican aide Kurt Bardella intends to spend 2016 courting what he perceives to be a terribly underserved constituency: fellow country music fans.
Jan. 5, 2016
Former Rep. Bart Stupak Tuesday endorsed House hopeful Lon Johnson in the race to replace retiring Republican Dan Benishek in Michigan’s 1st District.
Dec. 22, 2015
Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds’ abrupt withdrawal last week from the 16-way contest to fill the vacancy created by Speaker John A. Boehner’s retirement is another sign of how little conservatives think of the former speaker.
Dec. 17, 2015
It’s easy to imagine that during his tenure on Capitol Hill, former Rep. George Radanovich would have spent many an evening confined to a dimly lit reception room, nursing a so-so glass of wine while mingling with armchair politicians and Washington insiders.
Dec. 16, 2015
The race is on for the open seat created earlier this year when Speaker John A. Boehner left Congress, and there are 16 Ohioans vying to fill that vacancy ahead of the March 15 primary.
Dec. 16, 2015
The SEIU Illinois State Council Wednesday endorsed Democrat Brad Schneider, the former lawmaker looking to reclaim the 10th District seat he lost to Republican Rep. Robert J. Dold in 2014.
Dec. 15, 2015
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday said she’d like to see Raja Krishnamoorthi replace Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth — who is running for Senate — in Illinois’ 8th District.
Dec. 14, 2015
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Monday received the endorsement of the SEIU Illinois State Council, a vote of confidence from labor leaders and a pool of manpower that should help her in the three-way Democratic primary for the Senate seat held by Republican Mark S. Kirk.
Dec. 10, 2015
Attorney Bryan Caforio Thursday declared his intention to put California Republican Steve Knight out of a job.
Dec. 10, 2015
When Rep. Michael P. Forbes first came to Congress as part of the Republican Revolution in 1995, he was a self-described “loyal lieutenant,” of then-Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom he quoted 11 times in an hour-long interview with The New York Times early that year.
Dec. 9, 2015
Illinois Democrats Bobby L. Rush, Robin Kelly and Danny K. Davis are all facing questions about their nomination petition filings, a procedural hurdle one campaign attorney characterized as “a cheap ploy to drum up free press for the challengers.”
Dec. 8, 2015
A California House hopeful’s plan to reward donors with handguns days after last week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino has caused one House member to distance herself from the event.
Dec. 7, 2015
It’s been more than three decades since Steve Komarow, news director and vice president at CQ News, was thrust into the national spotlight when he negotiated with a political activist threatening to blow up the Washington Monument. It’s a situation he is positive would play out much differently in the post-9/11 world.
Dec. 4, 2015
The San Bernardino shootings hit home for House hopeful Paul Chabot, who is raising money for Renee Wetzel, the wife of one of the 14 people killed during Wednesday’s mass shooting at Inland Regional Center.
Dec. 1, 2015
Incumbent Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk Tuesday is releasing an ad challenging Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth’s commitment to welcoming Syrian refugees into the country without additional government screening.
Nov. 25, 2015
A new poll shows six in 10 Americans don’t want the U.S. to allow Muslim refugees from Syria into the country but are more inviting to Christian refugees.
Nov. 18, 2015
An Alabama judge has dismissed the suit former Rep. Artur Davis filed against the Yellowhammer State’s Democratic infrastructure, finding that party leaders are justified in keeping the Democrat-turned-Republican from rejoining the party.
Nov. 17, 2015
State Sen. Napoleon Harris, a former National Football League linebacker, on Tuesday announced his entry into the crowded Democratic primary to run against Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk of Illinois.
Nov. 16, 2015
The latest American Values Survey paints a picture of a mistrustful, world-weary electorate that’s pretty much had it with political dynasties, monolingual immigrants and political correctness in general.