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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:

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress (Updated)

Sept. 8, 2014

Updated Sept. 9, 1:14 p.m. | For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things: baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Sept. 2, 2014

Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members.

GOP's Favorite Wins Arizona House Primary

Sept. 2, 2014

Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin will take on Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick after his closest GOP primary opponent conceded the race Tuesday.

Arizona Primary Results: 1st District GOP Primary Too Close to Call

Aug. 26, 2014

The GOP primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning in the race to challenge vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, in Arizona’s 1st District.

Florida Primary Results: Republicans Pick Nominee in Targeted House Races

Aug. 26, 2014

Miami Dade School Board Member Carlos Curbelo won the Republican nomination and will face Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in the fall in Florida’s 26th District,

Tuesday Primaries: 4 Things to Watch in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma

Aug. 25, 2014

The end of the midterm primary season is nigh, and Tuesday marks the penultimate date of intra-party brawls this cycle.

New Democratic Poll Shows Florida Congressman in Peril

Aug. 14, 2014

A new Democratic poll shows Gwen Graham with a slight lead over Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., but still within the margin of error.

NRCC Names Four More 'Young Guns'

Aug. 14, 2014

House Republicans rolled out another round of Young Guns, the party’s designation for top-tier candidates in open and Democratic-held seats.

This Fall's House Ad Wars Have Officially Started (Video)

Aug. 12, 2014

The flood gates opened Tuesday when the House campaign committees began the barrage of fall television advertisements.

Ex-Congresswoman Ready to Return (Video)

Aug. 11, 2014

It’s easy to see former Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., misses Congress.

With DesJarlais Up 35 Votes, What's Next in Tennessee Primary?

Aug. 8, 2014

Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais held a 35-vote lead over his GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, as of Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after polls closed in the 4th District.

Candidate Interview: Nan Hayworth (R) NY-18

Aug. 8, 2014

The former congressional representative who is challenging Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., visited Roll Call on Tuesday, July 22.

Michigan Primary Results: GOP Congressman Defeated (Updated)

Aug. 5, 2014

Updated, Wednesday 7:00 a.m. | The accidental congressman‘s tenure in Washington came to an end Tuesday evening, when Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio lost the Republican primary to attorney David Trott in this district northwest of Detroit.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Aug. 4, 2014

Two House members have already lost their re-election in primaries this cycle — and it’s unlikely they will be the last with ruined plans to return to Congress.

An Ex-Congressman's Shaky Comeback Bid in Michigan

Aug. 4, 2014

Former Rep. Hansen Clarke’s hopes of returning to Congress in a definitive Tuesday primary might be just that for the Michigan Democrat — hopes.

6 Things to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries

Aug. 4, 2014

Tuesday night features some of the most intense — and final — tea party-vs.-business contests of the GOP primary season.

Club For Growth Back on TV for Justin Amash

July 31, 2014

The Club for Growth’s independent expenditure arm has started airing television spots again on behalf of Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., according to Federal Election Commission records.

Seersucker Fashion: Capito and Ros-Lehtinen Clash

July 31, 2014

We wish we could blame it on the heat, but it was only 79 degrees in Washington on Wednesday.

Republicans Make Massive TV Reservation For Mike Coffman's... Wife

July 30, 2014

A Republican group reserved $2.6 million in Denver television time for a House incumbent’s wife who is running for Colorado Attorney General.

Seersucker Thursday: Ladies' Fashion Do's and Don'ts

July 30, 2014

After two years, Seersucker Thursday finally returns to the Senate. Back in June, when the House side hosted its own seersucker celebration, HOH ran an item Seersucker Day: Trent Lott’s Fashion Do’s and Don’ts.

Greg Walden to Seek Second Term Running NRCC (Updated)

July 29, 2014

Updated 3:54 p.m. | National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced Tuesday he will seek a second term running the House GOP’s campaign arm.

Congressman Says Gwen Graham's Dad 'Not on the Ballot'

July 29, 2014

Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., said he isn’t buying the hype around his opponent, attorney Gwen Graham, the daughter of Bob Graham, a former senator and governor.

Trent Lott: Happiest Man Alive Over Return of Senate Seersucker Day

July 29, 2014

Ex-Sen. Trent Lott’s dog days are over.

Exclusive: NRCC Chairman Predicts Wave Election for Republicans

July 27, 2014

One hundred days from Nov. 4, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said he expects House Republicans will ride a political wave in November.

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