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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, TheAtlantic.com, 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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SPOTLIGHT

Tracking 2014's 'Spoiler' Candidates

Wednesday's USA Today/Suffolk poll in North Carolina highlighted something: Neither Sen. Kay Hagan (D) nor state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) need to get to 50 percent to win. There were thre...

SPOTLIGHT

What to Watch Across the Senate Landscape

Yesterday, we previewed the big remaining primaries out there. Today, with Dan Sullivan (R) having wrapped up the Alaska Senate nomination last night, we're looking toward the general election ...

SPOTLIGHT

Previewing 2014's Final Primaries

The beginning of the end of primary season is tonight, when Alaska (and Wyoming) go to the polls. Here's what to watch out for before its all in the rearview mirror.

Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress

Fewer than 100 members of Congress split from their parties even 10 percent of the time. Surprise, surprise: Many of them are in swing seats.

SPOTLIGHT

Vulnerable Dems Most Likely to Shed Party Unity

With campaign TV ads really starting to fly this month, there's about to be a lot of talk of incumbents' voting records. They're all mostly the same.

EMILY's List President: Don't Count Out Wendy Davis

The Democratic women's group is targeting five gubernatorial races in 2014 and says polling shows the country is ready for a female chief executive two years later.

SPOTLIGHT

Late Primaries Overlap With Oncoming General

Even as general election campaigns really kick into gear around the country, we've still got primaries ongoing. Are strategists and observers right to worry about what effect they might have on ...

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Vulnerable Incumbents Were Most Likely to Stray From Party Line This Congress

Fewer than 100 members of Congress split from their parties even 10 percent of the time. Surprise, surprise: Many of them are in swing seats.

EMILY's List President: Don't Count Out Wendy Davis

The Democratic women's group is targeting five gubernatorial races in 2014 and says polling shows the country is ready for a female chief executive two years later.

The Governors' Mansions Most Likely to Flip in 2014

Operating outside the national political climate, some unexpected states will feature hard-fought governor's races.

Hawaii's Abercrombie Loses, but His Appointees Look Likely to Survive Challenges

The governor falls far short in Democratic primary, but his legacy could be sealed with wins by Schatz and Tsutsui.

Why Incumbents Shouldn't Feel Safe

They might still be fending off challenges, but the margins are slipping.  

House Democrats Claim Momentum Heading Into August

Facing a difficult political environment, the DCCC's executive director writes that Republican missteps have energized Democrats ahead of the fall campaign.

How House Republicans Sabotage Their Presidential Candidates

The party's on track for a successful midterm, but Friday's immigration vote and others like it are repelling the voters a GOP nominee will need to take the White House.  

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