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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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Three Elections to Watch Tuesday Night

If it's Tuesday, it's Election Day somewhere. This Tuesday comes jam-packed with interesting races around the country, from a hard-fought GOP primary for governor to a Democrat-versus-Democrat spe...

Poll Positions

We're big proponents of looking at politics quantitatively, one of the reasons we spent so much time analyzing and dissecting polling at the Hotline. Several stories from the past week highlight h...

House Effects

The battle for the House always struggles for attention compared to the fight for the Senate, and this cycle's presidential race will bury it even further -- especially because Democrats' chances ...

Kirk's Stroke and the Illinois Senate Race

The first candidate ad in the 2016 Senate cycle came out today, as Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) released a spot all about the biggest X-factor in his race: his 2012 stroke.

Iowa Poll Details Rubio and Walker's Collision Course

Back in March, we looked at some Iowa GOP polling data in a new way : Instead of focusing on the horse race numbers, we looked at each candidate's favorability and how much their favorable voters...

Episode 15: Hillary Clinton's Play on Immigration

Kristin, Shane and Scott discuss Hillary Clinton's trust deficit and her strategy to lock down the Latino vote. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio is taking a risky strategy on Iran and Republican contenders ...

This Week in 2016 Polling

Three major polls -- Quinnipiac University, NBC/ Wall Street Journal , and CBS/ New York Times -- have released detailed data on next year's presidential race in the last two days. Here's what is...

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