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Abby Livingston


Abby Livingston covers 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.

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Stories by Abby Livingston:

Ed Pastor to Retire in 2014 (Updated) (Video)

Feb. 27, 2014

Updated 2:38 p.m. | Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., announced Thursday he will not seek a 12th term in the 7th District.

Tea Party Group Doubles Down on Colorado Senate Race

Feb. 27, 2014

The Tea Party Express reiterated its endorsement of state Sen. Owen Hill in the wake of a major shake-up in the race for Senate in Colorado.

Rangel Primary Challenger To Announce Rematch

Feb. 27, 2014

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat is scheduled to announce at noon Thursday that he will once again challenge 22-term Rep. Charles B. Rangel in New York’s 13th District.

Texas Freshman Hopes Primary Translates to Re-Election

Feb. 26, 2014

DALLAS — Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, spent a precious recent recess afternoon downtown, taping a debate against a political neophyte for Univision.

Ken Buck Drops Senate Bid to Run for Cory Gardner's Seat

Feb. 26, 2014

With Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner vacating his 4th District seat to run for Senate, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck is dropping his Senate bid to vie for Gardner’s open seat.

GOP Operatives Fundraise to Oust House Republican

Feb. 26, 2014

A handful of Republican operatives are scheduled to host a fundraiser later this week to boost a challenger to a longtime House Republican.

Debbie Dingell to Announce House Bid

Feb. 26, 2014

Democratic National Committeewoman Debbie Dingell is expected to announce her candidacy for Michigan’s 12th District on Friday, according to multiple news outlets.

New Opportunity for Political Work in Beverly Hills

Feb. 24, 2014

California, here they come.

Will Debbie Dingell Succeed Her Husband in Congress?

Feb. 24, 2014

For the first time in 81 years, Michigan Democrats are contemplating a Congress without a Dingell.

The Businessman Taking On Mia Love (Video)

Feb. 20, 2014

The candidate: Businessman Bob FuehrThe member: Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson is retiring from Congress after seven terms.The district: Utah’s 4th is House Republicans’ most certain pickup this cycle. Matheson had a unique political brand and without him in the equation, the battle to watch for this seat is the GOP nomination process. Fuehr will face off against Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love.

Former NRCC Chairman Endorses in Competitive New York Primary

Feb. 20, 2014

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 1994 Republican revolution is backing investment banker Matt Doheny in the race for New York’s 21st District.

Candidate Interview: Bob Fuehr (R) UT-04

Feb. 19, 2014

The businessman who is running for Utah's open 4th District, visited Roll Call on Jan. 31.

Republican Launches Third House Bid in New York

Feb. 19, 2014

Investment banker Matt Doheny announced Wednesday that he will make a third run at New York’s 21st District.

New Jersey Democrats Mull Future of Rush Holt Seat

Feb. 18, 2014

As eight-term Rep. Rush D. Holt announced on Tuesday his retirement from Congress, New Jersey Democrats looked to the future of his seat.

Joe Baca Apologizes for Calling Negrete McLeod a 'Bimbo'

Feb. 18, 2014

Former Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., apologized Tuesday for calling retiring Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod a “bimbo” earlier in the day.

Freshman California Democrat to Run for County Supervisor

Feb. 18, 2014

Freshman Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif., announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election in California’s 35th District, instead opting for a bid for county supervisor back home in the Golden State.

Staff Assistants Warned: No 'House of Cards' Spoilers

Feb. 18, 2014

If there’s any truer maxim on Capitol Hill, it is this: Don’t mess with the staff assistants. Especially when it comes to ”House of Cards” spoilers.

Top Democrat Enters Special Election for Andrews Seat in New Jersey

Feb. 18, 2014

Democratic state Sen. Donald Norcross announced Monday in Bellmawr, N.J., his candidacy for the state’s 1st District.

Crossroads Drops New Ad In Florida Special Election

Feb. 18, 2014

American Crossroads is up with a new TV ad attacking Democratic nominee Alex Sink in the upcoming special election in Florida’s 13th District.

Democrat Announces Candidacy for Lankford Seat

Feb. 14, 2014

Oklahoma Democratic state Sen. Al McAffrey announced his candidacy for the 5th District on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Americans for Prosperity Airs Radio Ad Against Nick Rahall

Feb. 13, 2014

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative outside group backed by Charles and David Koch, is up with a radio ad against Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va.

Doc Hastings to Retire From Congress (Updated)

Feb. 13, 2014

Updated, 1:51 p.m. | Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., will retire at the end of the year, he announced Thursday in a statement.

EMILY's List Endorses 3 House Candidates

Feb. 13, 2014

EMILY’s List, an organization that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, announced Thursday a trifecta of endorsements for candidates in open-seat in races in Michigan, New Jersey and New York.

Who's Spending What on TV in the Florida Special

Feb. 13, 2014

Ad wars have escalated in a highly competitive special election in Florida, with Democrats spending more overall, but Republicans quickly catching up with their ad buys.

South Carolina Republicans Will Have to Ride the Bench

Feb. 12, 2014

For a state whose politics have been famously compared to an insane asylum, the outlook for the South Carolina congressional delegation is remarkably stable.

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