Sept. 23, 2014

Abby Livingston

Bio:

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:

Democrat Hoops it Up In New TV Ad

Sept. 23, 2014

Freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., released a new television ad Tuesday revisiting a familiar theme in her media campaign: basketball.

The Best TV Shows for Political Advertisements

Sept. 21, 2014

Think of it as must-book TV.

House Democrats Pummel Republicans in August Fundraising

Sept. 20, 2014

The House Democratic political arm far outpaced Republicans in August, just as both parties prepared to unleash their war chests for the midterms.

House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

Sept. 18, 2014

House Democrats raised more than $10 million in August, according to figures obtained first by CQ Roll Call from a committee aide.

Meet the Super PAC Woman

Sept. 18, 2014

As the political ad wars rage on television sets from New England to Southern California, Democrats think they have their answer to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: a mother of three sons from suburban Virginia.

House Democrats, DNC Pledge Millions for Midterms

Sept. 17, 2014

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee picked up $1.7 million in member pledges at its quarterly caucus dinner Tuesday night.

Giffords Group Airs Tough Ad Against Martha McSally

Sept. 15, 2014

In one of the toughest ads yet of the cycle, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group is up with a new spot connecting a House candidate’s policies to the actions of a murderous stalker.

Capito Mourns Loss of Mother Shelley Riley Moore

Sept. 13, 2014

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced Saturday the death of her mother, former West Virginia First Lady Shelley Riley Moore. She was 88.

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

Sept. 10, 2014

Earlier this year, House Republicans had 12 potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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