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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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Three Lessons From 2014

We learned a lot during this past campaign cycle. In our last edition before Thanksgiving, here are three lessons that we were particularly thankful to get in 2014.

Early 2016 Polls Raise More Questions Than Answers

Another Bloomberg partnership in another early state has yielded an interesting poll on the 2016 presidential race . But those polls are going to raise more questions than answers right now. H...

Analyzing the Last Pre-Action Immigration Polls

Another day brought another set of polling data on immigration yesterday -- but not necessarily more clarity. It's looking more certain that President Obama lacks strong support for his first ma...

Nevada, Reid, 2016, and Obama's Coming Immigration Announcement

At the end of the week, President Obama will reportedly make the announcement we've all been anticipating: executive action on immigration. The setting? Las Vegas, a place that exemplified Democ...

The 7 Numbers You Need to Make Sense of the 2014 Midterms

From a historically high gender gap to Democrats' continuing collapse in the South, the election results are riddled with important facts and figures.

On Your Marks...

An unusually gifted politician rides a national wave against a scandal-weakened opponent, eking out a narrow Senate victory in an atypical swing state. Six years later, he faces an even tougher ra...

How Congress Has Changed Since 2010

2010 was an inflection point for Congress in more ways than one. Both Republicans and Democrats from that year forward have pretty much taken over Congress from the generation that preceded them.

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The 7 Numbers You Need to Make Sense of the 2014 Midterms

From a historically high gender gap to Democrats' continuing collapse in the South, the election results are riddled with important facts and figures.

In a Great Year and District for the GOP, This Democrat Won Big Anyway

Florida's Patrick Murphy managed a rare 2014 feat—keeping a conservative district in Democratic hands.

No Matter How Well They've Run, Senate Democrats Can't Seem to Break Free of Obama

To keep the Senate, Democrats have to win over voters who dislike the president. Recent elections suggest that will be difficult.

Why Local Businesses Cannot Wait for the Election to End

And why TV stations wish it would go on forever.

The Two Hardest-Working House Candidates in the Country Are Running Against Each Other

In Colorado, both Rep. Mike Coffman and Andrew Romanoff have adapted to changing political realities.

The Lost Blue Dogs of Alabama

Why is Parker Griffith running for governor of Alabama as a born-again Democrat? 

Why Did House Democrats Just Move Money to a Super Safe Seat?

House Majority PAC and other super PACs' priorities are not always what they seem. Donors' concerns, not party strategy, sometimes hold sway.

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