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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.

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Where the National Climate Doesn't Matter

Politics has become increasingly nationalized in recent years, but in 2014, some statewide and local officials are bucking the trend.

The 'Shiny Object' Election

Ebola has turned into this year's October surprise, and analysts are scrambling to explain what its emergence says about this year's politics. Here's one theory: The African-born virus's sudden pr...

Larry Pressler Says He Was 'Misquoted' About Social Security. He Wasn’t.

South Dakotan denies telling National Journal he wanted to raise the retirement age, but a recording shows he did.

Welcome to the Kansas Senate Race, Where Issues Don't Matter

Business and labor groups are jumping in because the Senate is at stake. The candidates themselves are almost irrelevant.

AFL-CIO to Back Greg Orman in Kansas Senate Race

The labor union offers help to the independent candidate in Kansas in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

Georgia On Their Minds

Depending on who you ask, the DSCC's late, million-dollar play in Georgia is a serious entry into a suddenly competitive race or a desperate last-minute play from Democrats who are watching the ...

Hotline's Senate Race Rankings: Republicans on the Brink

Senate control looks tantalizingly close for the GOP, but Democrats still have a fair chance to hold the line.  

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Where the National Climate Doesn't Matter

Politics has become increasingly nationalized in recent years, but in 2014, some statewide and local officials are bucking the trend.

Larry Pressler Says He Was 'Misquoted' About Social Security. He Wasn’t.

South Dakotan denies telling National Journal he wanted to raise the retirement age, but a recording shows he did.

Welcome to the Kansas Senate Race, Where Issues Don't Matter

Business and labor groups are jumping in because the Senate is at stake. The candidates themselves are almost irrelevant.

AFL-CIO to Back Greg Orman in Kansas Senate Race

The labor union offers help to the independent candidate in Kansas in his campaign against GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.

Hotline's Senate Race Rankings: Republicans on the Brink

Senate control looks tantalizingly close for the GOP, but Democrats still have a fair chance to hold the line.  

The GOP's Secret, Best Candidate

Shelley Moore Capito is poised to win a Senate seat in West Virginia in a race few people are talking about. She's OK with that. 

West Virginia Democrats Embrace Panetta Despite Obama Criticism

Former Defense secretary's new book is no hindrance in a state that dislikes the president.

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