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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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Can Democrats Break Through in Georgia This Year?

It's easy for Democrats to get excited about Michelle Nunn (D): She raises a lot of money, has a last name famous in Georgia, and has had close to a year to build her campaign before the general...

Can a Democrat Win in Georgia?

A victory might lock up control of the Senate for Democrats, but Republicans haven't lost a major race there in over a decade.  

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How Democrats Police 'Outside' Super PACs

It's a story of underrated significance for the 2014 midterm elections: the difference in how Republicans and Democrats organize their armies of outside groups. Long story short, Republicans hav...

Why Harry Reid Is Sidelining Independent Super PACs

Democrats are actively discouraging independent PAC operators from getting involved in 2014, a campaign funding approach that couldn't be more unlike the GOP strategy.

Did the GOP Just Take a Big Leap Forward in Data?

A new tool will let campaigns and outside-group allies share voter information in real time.  

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In Midterms, It's Not the Economy, Stupid

There's no more famous piece of political advice than James Carville 's dictum, "It's the economy, stupid." But when it comes to midterm elections, the legendary Cajun strategist might have it...

Think the Economy Can Save Democrats? It Won't

The economy might play a role in presidential politics, but its impact is near nil in the midterms.  

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Can a Democrat Win in Georgia?

A victory might lock up control of the Senate for Democrats, but Republicans haven't lost a major race there in over a decade.  

Why Harry Reid Is Sidelining Independent Super PACs

Democrats are actively discouraging independent PAC operators from getting involved in 2014, a campaign funding approach that couldn't be more unlike the GOP strategy.

Did the GOP Just Take a Big Leap Forward in Data?

A new tool will let campaigns and outside-group allies share voter information in real time.  

Think the Economy Can Save Democrats? It Won't

The economy might play a role in presidential politics, but its impact is near nil in the midterms.  

New AFP Ads Target Landrieu, Pryor

Combined, the nearly million-dollar buys in both states constitute one of AFP's largest single investments in the 2014 midterm elections for a group that's already spent tens of millions of dollar...

Running Against Obamacare More Challenging With Hardened Voters

The president's health care law is still an issue in the midterms, but polls show little change in attitudes among those both for and against it.

The Senate Seats Most Likely to Flip: Hotline's Race Rankings

The top nine pickup opportunities still belong to Republicans, more than enough for them to win back control of the Senate.

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