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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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