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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, 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.

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Stories by Abby Livingston:

Capito Leaves Vacuum in Race to Replace Her

May 12, 2014

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is a safe bet to win the Republican Senate nomination Tuesday in West Virginia, but what happens to her 2nd District seat is far more unsettled.

Meet the NRCC's New Young Guns

May 12, 2014

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden on Monday unveiled the first round of House GOP candidates elevated to “Young Gun” status.

Campaign Spot-Light: The Only Job Worse Than Being an Incumbent, Cheap Dads and Alligator Wrestling (Video)

May 9, 2014

Welcome to the second edition of Roll Call’s feature that highlights the most interesting political ads of the week.

Vulnerable Democrats Vote for Benghazi Committee

May 8, 2014

Six House Democrats facing competitive challenges in November voted Thursday evening in favor of creating a special committee to re-investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Campaign Spot-Light: Cheap Dads, The Only Job Worse Than Being an Incumbent

May 8, 2014

Welcome to Roll Call's new feature that highlights the most interesting political ads of the week.

This week, we focus on a handful of Republican candidates making the case for their fiscal conservatism through their children, and incumbents and friendly super PACs who are betting that charging a tea party insurgent as a "trial lawyer" is a more lethal than being "Washington insider."

House Democratic Women to Headline Rangel Fundraiser

May 8, 2014

A little more than a month out from New York’s primaries, three female House Democrats are hosting a New York City fundraiser on behalf of Rep. Charles B. Rangel, who is again facing a stiff intraparty challenge.

Democrats Jockeying to Run DCCC in 2016

May 8, 2014

The hours are punishing, the travel is relentless and sometimes — no matter how politically shrewd or hardworking a person is — he or she can completely fail on the national stage by nearly no fault of their own.

91-Year-Old Congressman's Birthday Gift? A New Ad From His Challenger

May 7, 2014

Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe didn’t overlook that his GOP primary rival, Rep. Ralph M. Hall of Texas, had a birthday last week.

Candidate's Wife Stars in New TV Ad in Montana Race

May 6, 2014

Former Montana Senate Minority Leader Corey Stapleton went on the air with a new advertisement that follows a recent trend in campaign television spots: Having a family member make the case.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Members of the Midterm Cycle

May 6, 2014

Primary season has just begun in earnest, but it’s already clear it will take a toll on this Congress.

Daring Young Congressman Hosts Trapeze School Fundraiser

May 6, 2014

There are plenty of inspired fundraisers out there, but Illinois Rep. Bill Foster may have the most unique event of the cycle.

House Democrats Boost David Jolly Challenger

May 5, 2014

With a recruit now on board, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has named Florida’s 13th District to its Red to Blue program, with an “Emerging Races” designation.

'Superman' Dean Cain Mulls Run for Congress

May 5, 2014

Actor Dean Cain, best known for playing Superman on TV, is seriously considering a run for Congress — someday.

So, Nancy Pelosi's Tattoo Parlor Trip Makes More Sense Now

May 5, 2014

About a week ago, the Hungry Lobbyist Twitter account posed a truly baffling question:

WHCD Video of Joe Biden Goes Viral Overnight

May 4, 2014

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, but he was the star anyway.

John Conyers' Ballot Slot in Peril

May 2, 2014

The counsel to Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., insisted Friday afternoon that the 25-term incumbent will qualify for the primary ballot in August, despite a Wayne County clerk’s statement to a local news outlet that the congressman did not have enough signatures.

Democrats Field Recruit Against Jolly ... Sort Of (Updated)

May 2, 2014

Updated 2:48 p.m. | Democrats have landed a last-minute recruit, Col. Ed Jany, a registered Democrat, to challenge Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., this fall.

Campaign Spot-Light: Nancy Pelosi Returns to TV In a GOP Primary

May 2, 2014

Welcome to Roll Call’s new feature to highlight the most interesting campaign ads every week.

West Virginia Undergoing Political, Generational Change

May 1, 2014

West Virginia’s political move to the right over the last 15 years could take another big step in November.

Donna Edwards to Lead DCCC 'Red to Blue' Program

April 30, 2014

Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards has been named chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program, which assists the party’s top challengers.

A Future NRCC Chairman: Aaron Schock?

April 30, 2014

It’s most likely a few years away, but the next race for chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee is already on the minds of many House GOP conference members.

Women's Super PAC Plays in West Virginia Primary

April 30, 2014

Two weeks before the primary, a super PAC that backs Republican women has entered a competitive House race in West Virginia.

Gabby Giffords Speech at EMILY's List Dinner: Yoga Helped Recovery

April 29, 2014

Back in 2012, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords addressed an EMILY’s List dinner in a pre-recorded video.

House Republicans Push Members for Dues to Fund 2014 Campaigns

April 29, 2014

The National Republican Congressional Committee has begun its full-court press on House GOP members to pay their dues to the campaign committee ahead of 2014.

America Rising Expands Staff

April 28, 2014

America Rising, a GOP opposition research firm, unveiled a host of new hires Monday as it expands for the 2014 and 2016 cycles.

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