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Abby Livingston


Abby Livingston covered political campaigns for Roll Call.

She joined the newspaper after a tenure as a producer for CNN’s “John King, USA,” and a writer for CNN's Political Ticker. Prior to CNN, Abby covered the media through the political lens as an editor at the Hotline.

Abby started her journalism career as a desk assistant in the NBC News Washington bureau. She worked her way up to the Political Unit, where she researched stories for "Nightly News" and the "Today Show." She also wrote for NBC's "First Read."

A seventh-generation Texan, Abby graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Fort Worth and has appeared in an episode of "The Bold and The Beautiful." She loves Springsteen and the Longhorns, and is also a member of The Bad News Babes, the women's press softball that takes on female members of Congress in the annual Congressional Women's Softball game.

She no longer works for Roll Call.

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Stories by Abby Livingston:

5 Sleeper House Races

Oct. 23, 2014

In the midst of wall-to-wall political coverage before Election Day, this handful of House races have managed to mostly fly under the radar.

Crossroads Targets Nevada Democrat

Oct. 21, 2014

Crossroads GPS, a GOP group, bought $1 million in airtime Tuesday to target Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., an incumbent who was not considered vulnerable until now.

House Democrats Boost Incumbents With TV Money

Oct. 21, 2014

House Democrats continue to bolster their incumbents, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee expanding its defensive spending.

DCCC Raised $5 Million More Than NRCC in September

Oct. 20, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $5 million more than its Republican counterpart in September, as the two committees headed into the final stretch of the cycle.

For House GOP, a Wave ... Or a Trickle?

Oct. 20, 2014

House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority.

NRCC Cuts TV Buy in Maine

Oct. 20, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee is cutting the last two weeks of its television reservations in Maine’s 2nd District, according to a committee spokeswoman.

DCCC Raised $16.7 Million in September

Oct. 20, 2014

House Democrats raised $16.7 million in September, according to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee aide.

Are These 10 Vulnerable Members Lucky or Good?

Oct. 17, 2014

All’s fair in love and . . . House races? Not so much.

DCCC Cuts Massachusetts Media Buy (Updated)

Oct. 16, 2014

Updated 8:37 p.m. | The Democratic House political arm is scrapping plans to spend a substantial sum of money on the Massachusetts 6th District race, but is still investing in the Boston media market on New Hampshire’s two competitive House races, according to a source tracking media buys.

EMILY's List Endorses Kansas Candidates

Oct. 16, 2014

EMILY’s List, an organization that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, announced Thursday a pair of endorsements in two late-breaking House races in Kansas.

Pelosi Raises $1 Million From Members in a Week

Oct. 15, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi raised $1 million from her colleagues during the last week, according to a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee aide.

DCCC Chief Pleads for Outside Money

Oct. 15, 2014

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Wednesday he is “frustrated” that his party’s outside groups have not supported House Democrats on television in the final stretch of the midterms.

House Majority Pac Shifts Ad Time in New Jersey Race

Oct. 13, 2014

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that boosts House Democrats, recently delayed a week’s worth of advertising in New Jersey’s 3rd District in the final stretch of the campaign.

Confident With House Race, NRCC Cuts TV Time in Northern Virginia

Oct. 10, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has canceled its broadcast television for the final two weeks of the campaign in northern Virginia’s 10th District race — a sign the GOP is confident they will keep this highly competitive seat.

Pelosi to Democrats: Pay Up

Oct. 10, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel urged senior House Democrats Thursday to reinforce the House political arm’s financial position in the campaign’s final stretch.

Democrats Cut Bait in Virginia to Save California House Seat

Oct. 9, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has canceled its television advertising in a competitive northern Virginia House district and will shift most of that money to help an incumbent in northern California, according to a Democrat who monitors media buys.

Super PAC Goes Big for Vulnerable Florida Republican

Oct. 9, 2014

A House GOP super PAC is making a major television buy in the final two weeks of the campaign to boost vulnerable Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla.

House Democrats Cut Ad Buy in Michigan

Oct. 8, 2014

National Democrats have canceled $425,000 in television ad reservations for a House race the party hoped to put in play in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to multiple sources monitoring the media market.

Democrats Aim to Boost Black Turnout With Radio in Florida

Oct. 6, 2014

A Democratic outside group will start airing a radio ad targeting Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., in his high-stakes race against Democrat Gwen Graham in the 2nd District.

DCCC Cuts Airtime in 8 TV Markets

Oct. 6, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has started to pull back its advertising buys in several congressional districts around the country, according to an aide.

Democratic Super PAC Unleashes New TV Ads

Oct. 6, 2014

House Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House, released new TV ads Monday in six districts across the country.

The Big Campaign Question: Cable or Broadcast?

Oct. 6, 2014

Think the television ad wars are raging between Democrats and Republicans this fall? Check out the battle behind the scenes between cable and broadcast stations for campaign ad dollars.

How One Vulnerable Republican Responds to the 'War on Women'

Oct. 6, 2014

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — It took Republican Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis 16 hours to travel from western Wyoming to the Florida Panhandle on Sept. 26 to campaign for her embattled colleague, Rep. Steve Southerland II.

Dueling Polls Released in Battleground House Race (Updated)

Oct. 6, 2014

Updated 12:07 p.m. | A new internal GOP poll showed Rep. Steve Southerland II had a six-point lead last week over his Democratic rival, attorney Gwen Graham.

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