Candidate Spotlight: Lisa Blunt Rochester Poised for Historic Victory

Delaware is one of three U.S. states that has never sent a woman to Congress. This November, the First State’s Democratic candidate for its at-large House seat, Lisa Blunt Rochester, may finally change that, and also become the first African-American ever in its congressional delegation.

In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3-to-2, it’s all but certain that Blunt Rochester will win on Nov. 8. Roll Call hit the campaign trail in Delaware this month to find out more about one of the likely new members of the 115th Congress.

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Heard on the Hill This Week: Bar Hopping on Debate Night

While voters throughout nation gathered around TVs for the third and final showdown between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano went bar hopping to Capitol Hill’s debate watch parties. These included a basement bar serving Trump-inspired cocktails and a Hill favorite with Clinton and Trump impersonators.

Also, straight from Nevada, senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski shares Minority Leader Harry Reid’s advice for the Washington Nationals at the end of their season.

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Meet the Capitol Hill Jesus Lady

She’s been a fixture on Capitol Hill for decades. Members of Congress, staffers, journalists and other community dwellers all know her and her signature mannequin — of Jesus. She’s Rita Warren, more commonly known around the Hill as Jesus Lady.

Since 1979, the 88-year-old activist has been hauling a life-size Jesus mannequin to the steps of the Capitol to share her message of faith in Jesus to passersby. But what is Warren’s backstory? What inspired her to begin this crusade nearly 40 years ago?

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