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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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Rick Santorum's Happy to Play the Underdog, Again

If he runs, he'll be carrying an economic message that he thinks other Republicans will not match.  

Can Any Democrat Sink Sestak in Pennsylvania?

NEW YORK—Former Rep. Joe Sestak (D) and most of Pennsylvania's powerful Democrats don't get along. (More bluntly: They hate each other.) But right now, it doesn't look like that will get in ...

Why the Club for Growth Is Changing Leadership

David McIntosh, a former congressman from Indiana, is vowing that the free-market group will continue to be a thorn in the side of the GOP establishment.

Among Clinton's 2016 Tasks: Keeping the Black Vote Energized

One of the goals of Hillary Clinton 's presidential campaign (should she run) would be trying to match the level of support among black voters that President Obama enjoyed in his campaigns. S...

Clinton Will Need to Win Over the Black Voters That Landrieu Couldn't

The likely Democratic presidential nominee needs to duplicate, or at least come close to duplicating, Obama's performance among African-Americans. It's a tall task. 

Club for Growth Denies Chocola Stepping Down

A Club spokesman says rumors that the Club president is leaving are untrue.

Who Could Challenge Richard Burr?

North Carolina is the rare state in 2016 that could simultaneously host a competitive presidential, Senate, and gubernatorial race. But before it can become "ground zero" for the next election,...

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