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David M. Drucker

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David M. Drucker is a staff writer for Roll Call covering the Senate and broad, national political trends. David helped lead Roll Call’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s drive to pass historic health care reform legislation, after previously working on the newspaper’s Politics team reporting on Congressional campaigns. A Malibu, Calif., native, David came to Roll Call in August 2005 from the Sacramento, Calif., bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the politics and policy of California government, including the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall campaign that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger advance to the governor’s office. David graduated from UCLA in June 2001 with a bachelor's degree in history, and before returning to UCLA in 2000, he spent eight years working in sales and marketing.

Drucker no longer works for Roll Call.

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Exclusive: RNC to Revamp GOTV Operations

March 15, 2013

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Republican National Committee is moving forward with a comprehensive overhaul of its antiquated voter turnout operation, including a focus on fixing a collection of broken state parties, CQ Roll Call confirmed Friday.

CPAC Activists Concerned About Candidate Recruiting

March 14, 2013

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Think the Republican establishment is alone in obsessing about candidate recruitment and the quality of GOP nominees? Think again.

CPAC: Paul, Rubio Offer GOP Alternate Visions of Uncertain Future

March 14, 2013

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio on Thursday offered the Republican Party a glimpse of alternate futures in dueling speeches that revved up two distinct groups of conservative activists.

Labrador: Obama 'Sincere' on Immigration

March 14, 2013

Breaking through the cloud of pessimism that continues to darken the prospects for compromise even after President Barack Obama met with House Republicans on Wednesday is a single but crucial ray of sunshine: immigration reform.

Obama Invited Boehner to Join Biden for Pope Installment

March 14, 2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, held a brief one-on-one meeting Wednesday following the president’s get-together with the full House Republicans Conference, and now the speaker’s office has revealed what they discussed.

House GOP Doesn't Expect Obama Charm Offensive to Last

March 13, 2013

Memo to President Barack Obama: Next time you decide to charm House Republicans, don’t meet with them on the same day you’re scheduled to headline a fundraiser for your campaign organization turned issue advocacy pressure group.

Perilous Debt Ceiling Debate Looms for House GOP

March 13, 2013

Never mind the continuing resolution and Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s new budget. House Republicans could face an explosive intraparty showdown over the debt ceiling, CQ Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reported Wednesday.

Republicans Remain Skeptical of Obama's Charm Offensive

March 12, 2013

Congressional Republicans remain skeptical of President Barack Obama’s charm offensive — very, very, very skeptical.

Ryan Budget: The Official Talking Points

March 12, 2013

House Republicans are only now beginning to take a deeper look at Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s fiscal 2014 budget plan. A committee markup to fill in the details is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Ryan's Budget: 'Means to an End' Not 'Root Canal Economics'

March 12, 2013

When you hear congressional Republicans insist over the next few months that the American people agree with their budget priorities, keep this in mind: They know better.

Interview With Speaker Boehner: The Sequester Is Here to Stay (Part II)

March 11, 2013

In part two of Speaker John A. Boehner’s question-and-answer exchange with CQ Roll Call, the Ohio Republican dishes on hot-button issues such as the sequester — he suggests it’s probably here to stay — immigration changes, gun control and the fiscal 2014 budget.

Cantor Moving Legislation Aimed at Rehabing GOP Brand

March 11, 2013

With House Republicans taking fire from every angle, including inside their party, for failing to connect their philosophical principles to voters’ everyday concerns, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking action.

Interview With Speaker Boehner: 'We Need to Do a Better Job' (Part I)

March 10, 2013

Since November’s electoral letdown, congressional Republicans have been under fire from inside their party over their inability to connect with voters.

House GOP Seeks Immigration Solution

Feb. 28, 2013

House Republican leaders will begin to engage next week on the contentious issue of an immigration rewrite, launching a series of listening sessions to educate members.

Republicans Find a Tax Hike They Actually Like

Feb. 22, 2013

Pressed by President Barack Obama to support more revenue increases, congressional Republicans may relent on the carried interest loophole that tends to benefit wealthy Wall Street investors.

J.C. Watts' Nonprofit Seeks to Boost GOP Credibility With Minorities

Feb. 20, 2013

As Republicans continue to grapple with their diversity problem, former Rep. J.C. Watts has moved to fill at least one void by launching a nonprofit charged with recruiting and placing ethnic minority staffers in GOP congressional offices.

NRA Targets Democratic Senators Up in 2014 With Local Newspaper Ads

Feb. 20, 2013

The National Rifle Association will launch a print advertising campaign targeting mostly Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, according to sources close to the group.

Dissecting McCarthy's Whip Operation

Feb. 14, 2013

Rep. Kevin McCarthy may be the most well-liked member on Capitol Hill among fellow House Republicans. And that might be part of the problem.

Live Blog: Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address

Feb. 12, 2013

11:15 p.m.: Thus concludes the State of the Union live blog. Obama delivered a rather energetic speech, with some added policy flairs, such as a proposed minimum wage increase, to his usual government-centered approach. Democrats are likely to be very happy with what they heard, and Republicans not so much, leaving as still unknown the prospects for bipartisan cooperation on looming fiscal issues such as the budget and the debt ceiling.

House GOP Plans Series of Messaging Bills, Looks Past Obama

Feb. 11, 2013

If President Barack Obama has soured on pointless haggling with congressional Republicans, the feeling is mutual.

Labrador: GOP Could Support Path to Legalization for Illegal Immigrants

Feb. 5, 2013

Rep. Raúl R. Labrador said Tuesday that Democrats’ insistence on a pathway to citizenship could kill comprehensive immigration reform but that Republicans could be persuaded to support legalization.

Iowa: Latham Downplays Campaign Committee Name Change

Feb. 5, 2013

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, confirmed Monday that he is continuing to consider running for Senate in 2014, but he said not to read too much into a decision to change the name of his campaign committee.

Rubio Must Sell Immigration Changes to GOP, Grass Roots

Jan. 30, 2013

The fate of an immigration overhaul rests almost exclusively with Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican whose star power with conservatives is crucial to moving a bill through Congress.

Cruz's Grass-Roots Role at NRSC Still Evolving

Jan. 29, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz was appointed vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee to diffuse a destructive tension with the conservative grass roots that has cost the GOP easy Senate victories — although how that translates to the Texan’s daily responsibilities remains in flux.

GOP Group Urges 'Tonally Sensitive' Immigration Messaging

Jan. 28, 2013

House Republicans on Monday received a list of immigration messaging “dos and don’ts” from the Hispanic outreach arm of a top GOP super PAC, with recommendations focused on urging members to use “tonally sensitive” rhetoric, regardless of their position on the issue.

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