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Scott Bland is the editor-in-chief of National Journal Hotline. Previously he was a senior analyst covering House, Senate, and governor's races for the publication. He covered the 2012 elections as the editor of House Race Hotline, The Hotline's daily digest of House race news and analysis. He joined National Journal in 2009 as research assistant to Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein. Scott's other work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor,, the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, and Stanford University’s alumni magazine. He graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in history. Scott is a native of Ithaca, NY.

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Looking Back at 2014's Political Surprises

Looking back to the beginning of the year, many of the decisive factors in the 2014 elections were already in place -- especially President Obama 's bad approval numbers. But 2014 was also a ye...

Politics' 12-Step Process -- Running for President

He's "actively exploring" a presidential bid, has a key group of advisers reaching out to other potential supporters, and is planning to visit with voters across the country to gauge support for...

The GOP's Collection of New Women-Centered Groups

After the 2012 election, the Republican Party took stock of a developing "woman problem" that called for a new approach. So, like a good free-market party, a veritable constellation of GOP women...

Meet the Chairman

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan 's (D-NM) quick ascent to the DCCC chairmanship after three terms in Congress comes at a low point for the Democratic caucus. They need another 30 seats to get back to the ma...

Time for a Democratic Reboot? The Party's House Campaign Chair Doesn't Think So

DCCC's Ben Ray Lujan offers a could've-been-worse review of the 2014 midterms.

White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Landrieu

In the Deep South, the parties are nearly completely divided by race.

Portman Highlight's 2016 Candidates' Day-Job Concerns

Rob Portman 's in ... for reelection in Ohio, but not for president. Rand Paul will announce his 2016 reelection campaign today, too, but will take a little longer to make a presidential decis...

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