Roll Call Presents the 2014 Midterms: More Candidates, More Races, More Coverage
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2014) — CQ Roll Call announced today a comprehensive, all-hands-on-deck Election Night coverage plan with up-to-the-minute analysis of every House and Senate race across the country. With control of the Senate in the balance, Roll Call will be the place to track results and learn about the newly elected members with insta-analysis in two “Cover it Live” Twitter streams — one for House races, the other for Senate races — populated by Roll Call journalists studying every last election return from Washington and on the road. The Roll Call election maps will populate with the latest results, profiles of winners and detailed district-by-district snapshots as the evening plays out.
Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni and Politics Editor Shira T. Center will anchor Roll Call’s first-ever Election Night live stream, giving updates as races are called and diving deep into each contest as the night progresses. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. with a look ahead to Election Night with Roll Call columnist Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report. Throughout the evening, the live stream will feature dispatches from reporters on the trail and at parties all over Washington, examinations of how the power dynamic on Capitol Hill could shift come January with Senior Editor David Hawkings and reports from members of the Roll Call Politics team on the contests in play. Photo Editor Bill Clark will join the broadcast from Sen. Mary Landrieu’s watch party in New Orleans, and staff writer Niels Lesniewski and staff photographer Tom Williams will be in Kentucky with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The broadcast will offer a peek inside an Election Night newsroom, allowing viewers to see the action in real-time, and will continue into the late evening as races are called.
“On November 4, CQ Roll Call will be a truly multimedia, future-focused outlet. Our aim is for RollCall.com to be the second-screen destination for political professionals, campaign junkies and Hill staffers who want more analysis and detailed coverage of every single congressional race,” Bellantoni said.
“Roll Call’s politics team has been reporting on these races for two years, and we know these congressional campaigns better and in greater detail than any of our competitors,” Center added. “Throughout the evening, Roll Call reporters — who traveled to 22 states to cover 34 races this year alone — will share stories from the campaign trail. Whether it’s a sleeper House contest or a Senate race that will determine control of that chamber, we will have our audience covered.”
RollCall.com will be the go-to destination to follow competitive contests, view photo slideshows from Roll Call on the Road campaign stops and watch interviews with the candidates critical to who controls the 114th Congress.
Viewers can play along before the broadcast with Roll Call’s Election Day Prediction Contest. The contest is open now and will run until 6 p.m. on Nov. 4., when viewers can join the live stream to track their entry’s progress.
This first-ever election night live stream will be in an embeddable player and available for use on other sites. For more information about streaming this in-depth analysis, contact Meredith Dake.
And for political junkies, Roll Call has released a new iPhone app that will alert readers to race ratings changes the moment they are published and offer even more of our respected campaign coverage and trusted analysis. Roll Call’s Guide to the Midterm Elections app is available now in the iTunes store.
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