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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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2014's Secret TV Campaigns

The Hotline 's email folders are crammed with new TV ads right now. There are dozens of announcements from campaigns touting new biographical spots and outside groups publicizing the latest neg...

Number Crunching the Latest Senate Polling

There's been another eruption of new Senate polling in the past few days. Here's what stuck out to us most in the latest numbers:

Why 2014's Gubernatorial Races Matter to House Democrats

A number of stories out this week took long, broad views of the House landscape and the difficulties it presents Democrats. It's certainly not impossible to imagine Democrats challenging for the...

The Return of Foreign Policy

It dominated the last decade before taking a break. But today, two months from the 2014 election and 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, foreign policy is back at the forefront of politics.

Tierney Concedes, and Boosts His Party's Prospects in Massachusetts

Taking the incumbent out of the race gives Democrats a better chance of keeping the seat.  

Chamber-Backed Republicans Win, But Are They Now Afraid to Govern?

The 2014 primaries are over and the GOP establishment won big. But conservative absolutists think they're winning from the inside.

From Tactical Spending to Amazing Ads, Here Are the Lessons of the 2014 Primaries

The last six months offered political points that party strategists will want to remember well after the end of this midterm election cycle.

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Tierney Concedes, and Boosts His Party's Prospects in Massachusetts

Taking the incumbent out of the race gives Democrats a better chance of keeping the seat.  

Chamber-Backed Republicans Win, But Are They Now Afraid to Govern?

The 2014 primaries are over and the GOP establishment won big. But conservative absolutists think they're winning from the inside.

From Tactical Spending to Amazing Ads, Here Are the Lessons of the 2014 Primaries

The last six months offered political points that party strategists will want to remember well after the end of this midterm election cycle.

What to Watch in 2014's Last Primaries

Five states will close out the primary season Tuesday.

House Democrats Will Be Less White and Male in 2015

National Journal crunched the numbers: Under almost any plausible scenario, the caucus will have more women and more minorities than it currently does.

The Biggest Friday News Dumps (in Politics) This Summer

The top eight stories politicians didn't want you to read.  

The Most Effective Political Ad of 2012 Is Back

The firm that made the most devastating anti-Romney TV ad now has a similar one targeting the GOP Senate nominee in Georgia. Research shows it's working.

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