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Tim Alberta is a senior political correspondent for National Journal. He formerly served as senior editor of National Journal Hotline, where he edited the publication’s popular tip-sheets and directed its coverage of the 2012 Republican presidential race.

A native of Michigan, Alberta was an award-winning reporter on state government while studying journalism and political science at Michigan State University.  He moved to D.C. in January 2008 to cover Congress while interning with the Wall Street Journal. Shortly thereafter, Alberta joined Politico, where he worked as an assistant editor and web producer while also reporting on the 2010 midterm elections.

Alberta joined the National Journal team in August 2010. He lives in Falls Church, Va.

Latest From Tim Alberta

Carly Fiorina Hiring for Presidential Campaign

Despite her improving political skills, the California businesswoman would be an underdog in a likely all-male GOP field.  

Return of the Kingmaker: Jim DeMint Is Getting Back in the Game

The conservative movement, inside and outside of Congress, has been abuzz about what his renewed presence could mean for the incoming GOP Senate majority.

Marco Rubio Won't Back Down to Jeb Bush

The Republican senator thinks he's got a different policy platform and distinct donor network.  

Ted Cruz Quietly Seeks Peace With GOP's Big Spenders

The Texas Republican has traveled to both coasts in the hopes of winning over skeptical donors.

Facebook Army to Police GOP Candidates

"Anybody who runs as a conservative," Brent Bozell declared, "is going to have to satisfy our army."

Ted Cruz's Secret Weapon in 2016: Steve King

The Iowa Republican's endorsement will be highly coveted, and Cruz has the inside track to claim it. 

Jeb Bush Defends Common Core and Auditions as the GOP's Education Candidate

The former Florida governor, who is still debating a presidential run, seems to be testing an education-themed stump speech.

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