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Roll Call’s Best Photos of Election 2016

From Georgia to Maine to Iowa, a recap of the cycle through the lenses of Roll Call’s photographers

Nov. 5, 2016: Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic candidate for Senate from Nevada, gets a fist bump from former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords as they speak to campaign volunteers in Las Vegas, Nev. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

It’s been an election cycle for the history books. As the clock ticks toward election night, Roll Call’s photographers have compiled a few of their favorite moments from their travels with House, Senate and presidential candidates starting in the summer of 2015 through this past weekend.

Aug. 8, 2015: Supporters try to get their books signed by presidential candidate Texas Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/44748?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Ted Cruz</a> during the Cruz campaign’s bus tour rally in a field behind Sprayberry’s BBQ in Newnan, Ga. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 8, 2015: Supporters try to get their books signed by presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz during the Cruz campaign’s bus tour rally in a field behind Sprayberry’s BBQ in Newnan, Ga. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/32335?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Marco Rubio</a> of Florida speaks during a Family Night event at Dean Park, as seen from behind an American flag in Ankeny, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaks during a Family Night event at Dean Park, as seen from behind an American flag in Ankeny, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waits her turn in line to purchase a “diabetic lemonade” at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Florina’s husband, Frank, was recently diagnosed with diabetes and Florina has agreed to quit sugar with him. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waits her turn in line to purchase a “diabetic lemonade” at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Florina’s husband, Frank, was recently diagnosed with diabetes and Florina has agreed to quit sugar with him. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 15, 2016: Former President Bill Clinton reaches for the hand of a young boy who called out to him after a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 15, 2016: Former President Bill Clinton reaches for the hand of a young boy who called out to him after a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 17, 2016: A cardboard cutout of Republican presidential candidate Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/31236?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Rand Paul</a> of Kentucky is seen through closing doors at his state campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 17, 2016: A cardboard cutout of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is seen through closing doors at his state campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 19, 2016: A wax statue of John Wayne overlooks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks during a news conference at the John Wayne Museum in Winterset, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 19, 2016: A wax statue of John Wayne overlooks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks during a news conference at the John Wayne Museum in Winterset, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 23, 2016: Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich of Ohio recites the Pledge of Allegiance before a town hall in Milford, N.H. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Jan. 23, 2016: Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich of Ohio recites the Pledge of Allegiance before a town hall in Milford, N.H. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 21, 2016: T.J. Vanderford of the Pahrump Best Western maintenance, carries “D's to the hotel’s sign at the site of the campaign rally for Cruz in Pahrump, Nev., ahead of the state’s GOP caucus. The sign read “TE CRUZ” until they could find a “D” back in the office. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 21, 2016: T.J. Vanderford of the Pahrump Best Western maintenance, carries “D's to the hotel’s sign at the site of the campaign rally for Cruz in Pahrump, Nev., ahead of the state’s GOP caucus. The sign read “TE CRUZ” until they could find a “D” back in the office. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 28, 2016: Guests listen to Trump during campaign rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison, Ala. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 28, 2016: Guests listen to Trump during campaign rally at Madison City Schools Stadium in Madison, Ala. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 29, 2016: Rubio, center, Tennessee Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/7122?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Lamar Alexander</a>, left, and former Tennessee Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/449?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Zach Wamp</a> attend a campaign rally for Rubio at McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tenn. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Feb. 29, 2016: Rubio, center, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, left, and former Tennessee Rep. Zach Wamp attend a campaign rally for Rubio at McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, Tenn. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
July 20, 2016: New York delegate Rubye Wright, left, and Tennessee delegate Charlotte Bergman hold hands on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
July 20, 2016: New York delegate Rubye Wright, left, and Tennessee delegate Charlotte Bergman hold hands on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
July 27, 2016: A delegate shows a gun control sign on the floor of the the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
July 27, 2016: A delegate shows a gun control sign on the floor of the the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 9, 2016: Christina M. Hartman, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, walks near the Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pa. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 9, 2016: Christina M. Hartman, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, walks near the Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, Pa. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 14, 2016: Pennsylvania Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/422?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Patrick J. Toomey</a> talks with constituents at a car show in Nicholson, Pa., during his statewide bus tour. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 14, 2016: Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey talks with constituents at a car show in Nicholson, Pa., during his statewide bus tour. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 15, 2016: Hillary Clinton greets supporters after a campaign rally at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, Pa. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. also attended. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 15, 2016: Hillary Clinton greets supporters after a campaign rally at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, Pa. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. also attended. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2016: Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for Senate from Pennsylvania, talks with a guest during the Penn Ag Democrat Annual Bar-B-Q at the Ferguson Township Lions Club in Pine Grove Mills, Pa. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Aug. 17, 2016: Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for Senate from Pennsylvania, talks with a guest during the Penn Ag Democrat Annual Bar-B-Q at the Ferguson Township Lions Club in Pine Grove Mills, Pa. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sept. 8, 2016: Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, talks with guests at the Franco American Heritage Center during the monthly La Rencontre (the gathering) in Lewiston, Maine. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sept. 8, 2016: Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, talks with guests at the Franco American Heritage Center during the monthly La Rencontre (the gathering) in Lewiston, Maine. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sept. 10, 2016: New Hampshire Sen. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/32609?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Kelly Ayotte</a> talks with Mary Smyk at the Seacoast Republican Women Chili Fest in Stratham, N.H. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Sept. 10, 2016: New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte talks with Mary Smyk at the Seacoast Republican Women Chili Fest in Stratham, N.H. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Oct. 14, 2016: Supporters of Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic candidate for Senate from Nevada, line the sidewalk outside of the Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas before the start of the of the debate between Cortez Masto and Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/31658?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Joe Heck</a>. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Oct. 14, 2016: Supporters of Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic candidate for Senate from Nevada, line the sidewalk outside of the Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas before the start of the of the debate between Cortez Masto and Rep. Joe Heck. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Oct. 28, 2016: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. talks with Season Edwards, 8, after a campaign event for Minnesota Rep. <a class="memberLink" title="Click to view member info in a new window" href="http://data.rollcall.com/members/46126?rel=memberLink" target="_blank">Rick Nolan</a> at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Nolan is running for re-election in the state’s 8th Congressional District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Oct. 28, 2016: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. talks with Season Edwards, 8, after a campaign event for Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Nolan is running for re-election in the state’s 8th Congressional District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nov. 5, 2016: John Kennedy, Republican candidate for Senate from Louisiana, throws a ball during a game of beer pong while greeting fans at tailgate parties before a football game between Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama in Baton Rouge, La. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nov. 5, 2016: John Kennedy, Republican candidate for Senate from Louisiana, throws a ball during a game of beer pong while greeting fans at tailgate parties before a football game between Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama in Baton Rouge, La. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Nov. 7, 2016: Union workers cheer below a Donald Trump piñata named El Diablo during a canvassing kickoff rally with Cortez Masto and Ruben Kihuen, Democratic candidate for Nevada’’s 4th Congressional District, at the influential Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas. The mostly Hispanic labor union is a powerhouse in Democratic politics in Nevada. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Nov. 7, 2016: Union workers cheer below a Donald Trump piñata named El Diablo during a canvassing kickoff rally with Cortez Masto and Ruben Kihuen, Democratic candidate for Nevada’’s 4th Congressional District, at the influential Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas. The mostly Hispanic labor union is a powerhouse in Democratic politics in Nevada. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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