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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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The AP Tries to Build a Better Exit Poll

The exit poll might be the foundation of American political analysis. The long conversations about the Republican Party's performance with Hispanic voters or Democrats' troubles with working-class...

Summer of Redistricting

By the time some members of Congress come back from August recess, their districts might have changed underneath them. Next month will be an important one for several states grappling with mid-dec...

When Support Doesn’t Equal ‘Endorsement’

Last quarter, Sen. Orrin Hatch 's (R-UT) leadership PAC gave $10,000 to Sen. Mike Lee 's (R) reelection fund. But don't confuse that big check with an endorsement, Hatch told the Salt Lake Tri...

The Candidates Who Don't Need Super PACs

Today is FEC day, and for the first time, we'll be able to pop the hood on many presidential campaigns to see not just how much money they're raising, but from whom they're raising that cash and h...

How to Get Into a Presidential Debate

If Scott Walker 's presidential campaign is like many others that came before, he'll get a polling bump over the next few weeks -- just as debate organizers are looking at polls to figure out w...

Republicans' Surprise Party

Jeb Bush 's nine-figure fundraising announcements on Thursday highlighted why he has dominated so much discussion of the "invisible primary" in 2015. But unlike in past years, the GOP doesn't...

The Republican Establishment's Major Divide

Results from an exclusive survey of RNC leaders.

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