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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 CNNs 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:

Ron Barber Airs First TV Ad (Video)

July 22, 2014

Arizona Rep. Ron Barber is up with his first TV ad for one of the most competitive races in the country.

DCCC Adds Congressman to Endangered Incumbent Program

July 18, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee moved Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota to its Frontline program a reflection of growing concern over his re-election prospects.

Republicans Bet Housework Over NRCC Dues Collection

July 18, 2014

Four House Republicans who are also roommates arent messing around with collecting dues for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

U.S. Chamber Backs Justin Amash Primary Opponent

July 17, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed GOP Rep. Justin Amashs primary challenger in Michigans 3rd District.

House Democrats Bank on Fundraising in 2014

July 16, 2014

House Democrats dont have much in their favor in the upcoming elections except their bank accounts.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Alex Mooney

July 15, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican Alex Mooney on Tuesday in his competitive bid to replace GOP Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginias 2nd District.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Getting Back to Abnormal'

July 14, 2014

A new political documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal debuts this week on PBS and examines New Orleans politics in the post-Katrina era.

NRCC Tasks Members With Collecting Conference Dues

July 14, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced the names of his top lieutenants in the push for member dues ahead of the fall midterms, according to an internal conference email obtained by CQ Roll Call.

House Democrats Have Mixed Reaction to Florida Redistricting Ruling

July 11, 2014

Democrats on Capitol Hill expressed mixed reactions Friday to a new court ruling that declared Floridas congressional map unconstitutional.

Former Congresswoman Loans $500,000 to Her Comeback Campaign

July 10, 2014

Former Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into her campaign to defeat freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y.

Illinois Democrat Announces in $482,000 in Campaign Fundraising

July 10, 2014

Freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., raised $482,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to her campaign.

West Virginia Newcomer Battles Carpetbagger Label

July 10, 2014

RIPLEY, W.Va. At the local Fourth of July parade, Alex Mooney proudly showed off his West Virginia concealed gun permit. The Republicans campaign colors are blue and gold echoing the Mountain States flagship public college, West Virginia University. In a gold polo shirt, Mooney pointed to his son sporting a WVU baseball cap, standing near the campaigns pickup truck stuffed with gold balloons.

Super PAC Makes $7.3 Million in TV Reservations for Midterms

July 9, 2014

House Majority PAC announced Thursday it had placed a third round of television advertisement reservations worth $7.3 million.

Martha McSally Places Fall TV Reservation for Top Race

July 9, 2014

The fall air wars are amping up in a top House race in Arizona.

Shelley Moore Capito Campaigns Amid Father's Complicated Legacy

July 9, 2014

RIPLEY, W.Va. In Rep. Shelley Moore Capitos bid for Senate, Republicans and Democrats frequently cite one major political asset: Her middle name.

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

July 9, 2014

LOGAN, W.Va. The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts. A couple blocks away, in the shadow of a Hillbilly Mobile Zipline platform, a Tennessee-based vendor called for a treason trial and eventual public execution of President Barack Obama.

Senate Hopefuls Work Parade Route in West Virginia

July 7, 2014

RIPLEY, W.Va. The countrys largest small town Independence Day parade had all the expected: beauty queens, sun-drenched crowds and political glad-handling.

Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates

July 1, 2014

The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November.

Environmental Group Backs Republican in 2014

June 30, 2014

The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, an environmental organization, has thrown its support behind a Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who is seeking re-election in 2014.

Obama Headlines Fundraiser for House Democrats

June 27, 2014

President Barack Obama declared Thursday at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that his first two years in office marked the most productive time in Congress since the 1960s.

RNC Narrows 2016 Convention Sites to Cleveland, Dallas (Video)

June 25, 2014

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that Dallas and Cleveland are the finalists to host the partys 2016 national convention.

House Democrats Ante Up for Midterms

June 25, 2014

House Democrats pressure on caucus members to pay dues early to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is paying off, according to the partys most recent fundraising document.

Charlie Rangel Wins Primary (Video)

June 24, 2014

Updated 4 p.m. | Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., has averted the end of his political career again, securing a 23rd term in Congress after Tuesdays highly competitive primary.

Colorado Primary Results: Doug Lamborn Survives Scare

June 24, 2014

Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican, barely bested his GOP primary challenger, ret. Air Force Gen. Bentley Rayburn Tuesday evening.

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