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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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The Democrats’ Primary Problem

Bloody primaries in battleground states have been confined to the Republican Party in recent elections. But developments during the last month have made clear that, in 2016, Democrats might have t...

Democrats Score Sought-After Senate Candidate in Pennsylvania

But Katie McGinty's entrance into the Senate race ensures a heated, divisive primary for the right to challenge Sen. Pat Toomey.

Senate Democrats Feel the Squeeze

Democrats' path back to a Senate majority—four seats if they win the presidency, five if they don't—was always narrow. But with the landscape coming into focus, it seems like just a handful of...

Can the GOP's Star Senate Recruit Win Latinos?

With Rep. Joe Heck running for the Senate in Nevada, Republicans got a candidate they want. Now, he has to get results in the nation's most Hispanic-heavy battleground state.

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.

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