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Alex is the chief political correspondent for National Journal Hotline. Since joining National Journal in 2010, he has covered House and Senate races, the GOP presidential primary, and the 2012 presidential campaign. Prior to joining National Journal, he covered Pennsylvania politics and government, most recently as editor of the Harrisburg-based PoliticsPA.com.

Latest From Alex Roarty

The White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigration

President Obama seems determined to push the GOP as far as he can, even if some Democrats pay the price. 

Democrats Are (Slowly) Learning to Love Obamacare

Democrats are getting more comfortable talking about the law, but don't expect them to make it a central part of their campaigns.

How the House GOP Is Setting the Agenda for the Party's 2016 Candidates

Presidential hopefuls like Rand Paul are being forced to react to the actions of House Republicans

Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP?

Thanks to a tougher-than-expected primary and a politically smart incumbent, Republicans are playing catch up in a key Senate battleground. But will the state's GOP lean ultimately lift them to vi...

It's No Mystery, Alaska

For the better part of this year, Republicans have viewed Alaska as the worst of their seven red-state pickup opportunities. The subsequent analysis usually included some acknowledgment that altho...

The Governors' Mansions Most Likely to Flip in 2014

Operating outside the national political climate, some unexpected states will feature hard-fought governor's races.

The Democrats' Worst Race

Despite thriving in Montana recently, the party has failed to find a viable Senate candidate with just three months left before the election.  

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The White House Is Spoiling for a Fight on Immigration

President Obama seems determined to push the GOP as far as he can, even if some Democrats pay the price. 

Democrats Are (Slowly) Learning to Love Obamacare

Democrats are getting more comfortable talking about the law, but don't expect them to make it a central part of their campaigns.

How the House GOP Is Setting the Agenda for the Party's 2016 Candidates

Presidential hopefuls like Rand Paul are being forced to react to the actions of House Republicans

Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP?

Thanks to a tougher-than-expected primary and a politically smart incumbent, Republicans are playing catch up in a key Senate battleground. But will the state's GOP lean ultimately lift them to vi...

The Governors' Mansions Most Likely to Flip in 2014

Operating outside the national political climate, some unexpected states will feature hard-fought governor's races.

The Democrats' Worst Race

Despite thriving in Montana recently, the party has failed to find a viable Senate candidate with just three months left before the election.  

Montana's Walsh Ends Senate Campaign

The Democrat is ending his campaign for a full term after plagiarism charges rocked his candidacy.

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