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Maeve Reston

Writer

Maeve Reston no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. She was previously a political reporter who covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Before joining The Times in 2006, Maeve covered education and the Texas Legislature at the Austin American Statesman, as well as Congress and the 2004 presidential campaign for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Maeve is an avid runner, but the best part of her day is the #campaignfashionreport

 

Recent Articles

  • Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

    Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the...

  • Iowa Senate: Republican Joni Ernst defeats Bruce Braley

    Iowa Senate: Republican Joni Ernst defeats Bruce Braley

    Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst became the first woman ever elected statewide in Iowa as she dispatched Democrat Bruce Braley for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, the Associated Press projected. The projection came just after Republicans gained control of the Senate for the...

  • Joni Ernst on Tom Harkin comparing her to Taylor Swift: 'Shake it off'

    Joni Ernst on Tom Harkin comparing her to Taylor Swift: 'Shake it off'

    In the heated battle for control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats have drilled many of their Republican opponents on issues affecting women – from abortion to minimum wage – arguing that their party would champion gender equality while the other side is waging a war on women. So retiring Sen. Tom...

  • Unease over economy, Obama may turn Iowans redder — if they vote at all

    Unease over economy, Obama may turn Iowans redder — if they vote at all

    Hillary Rodham Clinton had been to town the night before to energize voters, and just that morning another good report on the economy had been released in Washington. But as Jay Johnson emptied cardboard boxes into a trash bin outside Ace Hardware — he's the guy you see about tools — he had little...

  • Hillary Clinton to Iowa voters: 'Dig deep' for Democrat Bruce Braley

    Hillary Clinton to Iowa voters: 'Dig deep' for Democrat Bruce Braley

    On her second trip to Iowa since her presidential caucus loss in 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton got a piece of Iowa swag that could prove useful for her new grandchild -- and for Clinton herself if she runs in 2016: a black and gold University of Iowa sleeper emblazoned with the Hawkeye logo. It...

  • Just how close is that Colorado Senate race? Polls differ

    Just how close is that Colorado Senate race? Polls differ

    If there’s one consistent theme in this year’s midterm election, it’s that no one trusts the polls. That’s made it difficult to figure out how close some of the hottest races are this year. The prime example last week was the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. Throughout the summer and fall, Democratic...

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