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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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Coming Next in Senate Races

Get ready Senate-race watchers: The next six weeks or so will be big for Democrats on their quest to retake the majority. Three major candidates are, if not guaranteed to make decisions about a ca...

Conservative Group Launches Ads Against Republicans

The Club For Growth targets incumbents for support of the Export-Import Bank.  

Super PACs' Next Target: Local Elections

They've become the dominant force in federal elections. Now these spending behemoths are targeting mayoral races.  

Episode 16: 'It’s Not Charming, It’s Curmudgeonly'

Kristin, Tim, and Alex discuss Jeb Bush's messy week and Mike Huckabee's smart primary strategy. The Hillary Clinton campaign makes its first moves, hinting at its 2016 approach, and websites — ...

Why Democrats Need Russ Feingold to Win Wisconsin

With the former senator's return, Democrats have a strong chance to beat Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. A loss could doom their chances of retaking the Senate.

When Harry Met Schumer

When it comes to masterminding the Democrats' efforts to retake the Senate majority, who's really running things this election cycle – Harry Reid or Chuck Schumer ? The latter is the incoming...

Harry Reid's Parting Gift to Democrats

The outgoing leader will spend much of his time between now and Election Day raising money for Democratic candidates and allied political groups.

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