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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

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Joe Heck’s Big Challenge

It's an open secret around Washington and Nevada: Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) will run for Senate. And when the Las Vegas-area congressman does begin his campaign, he'll face a daunting task: Win over ...

Hagan's Decision Leaves Democrats With Few Options in North Carolina

With the former senator passing on a chance to run again, Democrats' list of potential candidates looks dangerously thin.

Masto Campaign Hires Fundraising Team

The Harry Reid-endorsed Nevada Democrat has built up a Senate campaign quickly this spring.

Johnson's Steep Learning Curve Threatens Senate Career

Sen. Ron Johnson's team presents him as a real-life "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." But being a political newcomer had its drawbacks.

Poll: Which Incumbent U.S. Senator Is the Most Likely to Lose Reelection?

"Weak senator, weak candidate, tough state, tough year."

Poll: Will Democrats Win Back the Senate Majority in 2016?

"A lot will depend on the length of Hillary's coattails, but this presidential year is our best shot given the number of seats Republicans must defend."

Pope Francis Facing Long Odds to Move Republicans on Climate Change

Can one man's words swing public opinion? There might be no better test than Pope Francis 's encyclical on climate change .

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