CQ Roll Call Staff Writer Abby Livingston to Moderate Candidate Forum in West Virginia
Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2014) – CQ Roll Call announced today that Abby Livingston, staff writer for Roll Call, will moderate a candidate forum in West Virginia on Friday, August 29, 2014. The forum, sponsored by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, will bring together candidates from the 1st and 2nd congressional districts for a conversation on the top issues affecting the state.
In the 1st district, Republican Rep. David B. McKinley will face Democratic challenger Glen Gainer III, the state’s auditor. The race is rated Safe Republican by the Rothenberg Report. The competitive 2nd district pits former Maryland GOP Chairman Alex Mooney against West Virginia Democratic Chairman Nick Casey in a fight to replace Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the Republican candidate for Senate. The race is rated Leans Republican by the Rothenberg Report.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a front-row seat to West Virginia politics,” Livingston said. “The Mountain State is the center of the political world this midterm cycle.”
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. A seventh-generation Texan, Livingston graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. 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.
The candidate forum will take place during the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, WV, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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