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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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Why One Senate Seat Isn't Enough for Indiana Republicans

With Sen. Dan Coats's retirement, the many Indiana Republicans who fancy themselves future senators have a decision to make: 2016 or 2018?

Republican Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Pushing to Change Platform

A collection of well-funded, well-organized groups have undertaken a serious effort to neutralize gay marriage as an issue for Republicans' eventual presidential nominee. Their lofty goal? When vo...

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Democrats hoping for an opening to challenge Hillary Clinton had no better opportunity than the front-runner's flat-footed response this week to her email mess. But the search for Clinton altern...

Will 2016 Be a Year of Democratic Senate Primaries?

For the most part, Senate Democrats avoided costly, bruising primaries during the last midterm election. But as this past week has shown, they might not be so lucky next year.

In Clinton Woes, Republicans See Opportunity—and Peril

The GOP wants to make Hillary Clinton pay for her missteps, but party strategists warn against overplaying their hand.

Episode 6: Clinton's Sticky Email Problem, and the Struggle Between Republican Candidates and the Republican Congress

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Democrats Expect Free-for-All in Maryland to Replace Mikulski

Party strategists say an unusually deep bench of potential candidates makes predicting the Senate primary an impossible task.  

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