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Justin Worland


Justin Worland covers political campaigns and elections for Roll Call. He grew up in Southern California but now spends most of his time in Massachusetts, where he is a member of the class of 2014 at Harvard College majoring in history with a focus in political history. At Harvard, he covers the UniversityÂ’s central administration for the Crimson, the daily student newspaper.

Worland no longer works for Roll Call.

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Mitt Romney Weaknesses Play Into Democrats’ National Narrative

Aug. 9, 2012

“He spent his whole adult life ... making money as a hedge fund manager, working through the Cayman Islands, doing tax shelters,” says a woman interviewed on the street for a campaign ad. “And I’m really concerned that he hasn’t released any of his financial records.”

DSCC Chairwoman Patty Murray Confident, Won't Provide Odds

Aug. 1, 2012

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (Wash.) expressed confidence in her party’s ability to hold the majority this fall, but also bemoaned the influence of outside of money in Senate campaigns.

Wisconsin: Kelda Helen Roys and Mark Pocan Exchange Criticism Over Ad

July 27, 2012

Wisconsin Assemblyman Mark Pocan (D) changed tactics in his race to succeed Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) in Wisconsin’s second district, launching a new television ad that defends his record and seeks to discredit criticism leveled by his primary opponent.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hits the Airwaves in Five States

July 26, 2012

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has hit the airwaves in Florida, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin with television ads targeting Democratic Senate candidates.

Wisconsin Senate Primary Attracts Star Musician Power

July 25, 2012

Rock musician Ted Nugent and country music star Rodney Atkins are scheduled to travel to Wisconsin to headline events for GOP Senate primary candidates.

Wisconsin: Negative Ads Dominate Airwaves

July 24, 2012

Congressional candidates and outside groups in Wisconsin have picked up the pace of TV and radio attack ads as the state’s primaries loom three weeks away.

Wisconsin Candidates Battle to Proclaim Identity

July 23, 2012

There isn’t much that distinguishes Wisconsin state Reps. Mark Pocan and Kelda Helen Roys — at least on paper. But in the race between the two Democrats to succeed Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), there is growing support and momentum behind Pocan, who, like Baldwin, is openly gay.

Wisconsin: Tommy Thompson Outraises Mark Neumann

July 16, 2012

Updated 3:30 p.m. | Former Gov. Tommy Thompson outraised his competitors for the Republican nomination for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat with an $834,000 haul. Former Rep. Mark Neumann raised $733,000 and businessman Eric Hovde took in $237,000.

Wisconsin: Club for Growth Hits Tommy Thomspon, Eric Hovde in New Ad

July 13, 2012

The Club for Growth launched a large broadcast and cable ad buy today throughout Wisconsin targeting current GOP Senate primary frontrunners former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde.

Wisconsin: Hovde, Thompson Respond To Criticism With New Ads

July 13, 2012

A busy week in Wisconsin’sGOP primary for the state’s open Senate seat concluded with new defensive ads from former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde. Thompson’s ad counters allegations that he supported President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, while Hovde attacks former Rep. Mark Neumann, another GOP candidate, on fiscal issues.

Wisconsin: Club for Growth Going Up With Senate Ad Buy

July 12, 2012

The Club for Growth will go up with a sizable ad buy in the competitive Wisconsin Senate GOP primary Friday, according to sources with knowledge of the race.

FEC Gridlock No Help to Obama Campaign

July 11, 2012

Four years ago, President Barack Obama ran on a platform of change that included overhauling the campaign finance system.

Wisconsin: Marquette Poll Suggests Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde Lead GOP Primary

July 11, 2012

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde hold solid leads over their opponents in the race for the GOP nomination for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released today. The survey is the latest in a string of news suggesting that Hovde and Thompson are the race’s frontrunners.

Arizona: Jeff Flake Slams Wil Cardon on Report of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

July 10, 2012

Rep. Jeff Flake launched a new television advertisement today accusing his Senate Republican primary opponent, businessman Wil Cardon, of employing illegal immigrants at his business.

Wisconsin: Pocan and Roys Launch First Major TV Ads

July 10, 2012

Wisconsin Democratic Assembly members Mark Pocan and Kelda Helen Roys launched their first major TV ads this week in the race to succeed Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) in the state’s 2nd district. The spots for both candidates are positive portrayals of themselves and both avoid taking on their opponent directly.

Wisconsin: EMILY's List Takes On Senate Frontrunners

July 9, 2012

Women Vote!, the independent expenditure arm of EMILY’s List, released its first television ad in Wisconsin this cycle in support of Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) with a $400,000 broadcast television buy.

DSCC Files FEC Complaint Against Independent Groups

July 9, 2012

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that conservative independent outfits 60 Plus Association, American Crossroads, and Americans for Prosperity have violated federal election law by primarily working to influence federal elections while not disclosing their donors.

Wisconsin: Eric Hovde Poll Shows Narrowing Senate Primary Field

July 5, 2012

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson and businessman Eric Hovde are locked in a close two-way race for the GOP Senate nomination in Wisconsin, according to an internal poll conducted for the Hovde campaign by polling firm On Message Inc.

Wisconsin: Pat Toomey Endorses Mark Neumann for Senate

July 2, 2012

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) endorsed former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-Wis.) today in his campaign for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat. Toomey is the fifth GOP Senator from the party’s more conservative wing to endorse Neumann.

Jim DeMint PAC to Go Independent, Increase Fundraising

July 2, 2012

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is cutting official ties to his Senate Conservatives Fund leadership PAC to allow the fundraising outfit to form a super PAC.While DeMint may continue to attend fundraisers for the new super PAC —named Senate Conservatives Action— campaign finance laws prohibithim from asking donors for money directly.

Personal Tales May Sway Jon Runyan’s Race

June 28, 2012

New Jersey Rep. Jon Runyan is currently favored to win his first re-election race this fall in a district that was improved for the Republican by redistricting. But the former professional football player faces a unique political circumstance — his opponent is the widow of the seat’s previous occupant.

Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin Launches First TV Ad in Senate Race

June 21, 2012

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) launched her first television advertisement this week in her bid for Wisconsin’s open Senate seat. Baldwin has bought television time from today to Monday at the cost of about $125,000, according to a GOP source who tracks ad buys.

Wisconsin Senate Poll: Tommy Thompson Leads in Republican Primary

June 20, 2012

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson led his closest competitor in the Republican Senate primary by a margin of almost 20 points in a Marquette University Law School poll released today. The survey, one of the first in the state since the widely followed gubernatorial recall election earlier this month, also showed Thompson ahead of presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Tammy Baldwin by 8 points.

Wisconsin GOP Mulls Replacement if Paul Ryan Is VP

June 20, 2012

With Rep. Paul Ryan’s name swirling in the veepstakes mix, local Republicans in Wisconsin’s 1st district are pondering what might happen if the Budget chairman ends up on the presidential ticket.

Scott Walker Raises Washington Profile

June 16, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continued his ascendancy to top GOP surrogate this week, capping off a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., by delivering today’s Republican weekly address.

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