Mike Bishop

Word on the Hill: St. Patrick’s Day
Cherry Blossoms?

It's been a busy week. Blow off some steam by celebrating the holiday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Dubliner and Irish Times are two restaurants right in front of Union Station that are perfect places to celebrate the holiday.

Roll Call’s 2017 March Madness Bracket
Meehan, Villanova defending title

Every year, Roll Call matches members of Congress with the field in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship bracket.

Fight for the House Centers on Five States
More than one-third of targeted districts reside in a handful of states

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján is tasked with leading House Democrats back to the majority, including picking up handfuls of seats in a few key states. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Both parties haven’t wasted any time unveiling their House target lists for next year’s midterm elections, and a few states have emerged as early battlegrounds. 

At the end of January, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an ambitious list of 59 Republican-held districts, followed by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s ambitious list of 36 Democratic-held districts just more than a week later.

Michigan’s Mike Bishop Holds Solid Lead in NRCC Poll
Democrat Suzanna Shkreli trails by 18 points

Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop holds a nearly 20-point lead over his Democratic challenger, according to a new poll commissioned by the NRCC. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop was recently outraised by his Democratic opponent, but he holds a double-digit lead in polling commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee. 

Bishop led Democrat Suzanna Shkreli 49 to 31 percent in the Public Opinion Strategies poll of the 8th District, shared first with Roll Call.

Congress and a Tax Overhaul: Lots of Talk, Little Action
Donald Trump's tax return controversy could prompt action — or not

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Is 2017 the year when a tax overhaul finally happens?

Don’t bet on it.

Democrats Haul in More Money than GOP in Michigan Races
Incumbents maintain strong bank accounts despite lower third quarter marks

Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Michigan brought in less money than Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli in the third quarter, but he's got lots more in the bank. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic candidates raised more money than Republicans in the third quarter in congressional races in Michigan, according to a recent analysis. 

However, these fundraising efforts do not come close to the stockpiles of cash the GOP incumbents have on hand, Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network told The Detroit News. 

Congress' 'Athletics Director' Kicks Off College Football Caucus
Roger Williams brings together members passionate about college football

Texas Rep. Roger Williams, is hanging up his baseball jersey for the time being to talk about football. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams has found another way to bring his love of sports to his work in Congress — this time teaming up with Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri A. Sewell to launch the College Football Caucus.

“Between the baseball caucus, football caucus and coach of the baseball team, guys are starting to call me the athletics director of Congress,” Williams said.

Democrats Aim to Reduce 30-Seat House Deficit With Help From Trump
Female lawmakers have taken the lead this recess by mentoring recruits

Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos is campaigning for female Democratic recruits this recess. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic lawmakers this recess are out campaigning for recruits in districts they never thought they’d be setting foot in this time last year.

The party is optimistic that with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, they can make a serious dent in their 30-seat House deficit by contesting seats that wouldn’t be otherwise competitive in a presidential election year.

Democrats Land New Candidate to take on Michigan's Mike Bishop
29-year-old Suzanna Shkreli has never run for office before

Rep. Mike Bishop has a new Democratic challenger in Michigan's 8th District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats have recruited a new candidate to take on Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in November.  

Suzanna Shkreli, a Macomb County assistant prosecutor, announced her campaign Wednesday for the state's 8th District.  

The View from the Dugouts at the Congressional Baseball Game
No talk of politics, just sunflower seeds and Diet Coke

A view from the dugout at the Congressional Baseball Game (Photo by Chris Hale)

Democratic players at the 55th Annual Congressional Baseball Game wore rainbow colored bracelets Thursday in honor of the 49 people murdered in Orlando last week, but there was no talk in the dugouts about politics — and no mention of the overnight sit-in that had threatened to derail the game.   

Thunderstorms that had threatened throughout the day held out, with just a smattering of rain in the bottom of the sixth.