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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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Elizabeth Warren: 'We're All Looking at You, Colorado!'

A liberal icon rallies Democrats to support incumbent Mark Udall's struggling Senate campaign.

The Closest Races of 2014

As we draw nearer and nearer to Election Day, some campaigns are starting to get out of hand -- and some continue to look as close as ever. Here are the races that look like they could be the cl...

A New Test for California's Plan to Eliminate 'Safe Seats'

Two California Democrats are going head-to-head for a House seat, testing a new electoral system aimed at making more races competitive.

MacArthur Leads by 10 in Monmouth Poll

House Battle Concentrating on Fewer and Fewer Districts

While 2014 has been a crazy year for gubernatorial races and a few unusual things have happened late in the Senate landscape, the list of House battlegrounds has seemed to shrink and shrink. The...

Hotline's Senate Race Rankings: Republicans on the Brink

Senate control looks tantalizingly close for the GOP, but Democrats still have a fair chance to hold the line.  

Governors Facing Treacherous Landscape Four Weeks Out

The fight for the Senate is rightly capturing most of the attention right now, but 2014 is also shaping up to be an unusually active and hectic gubernatorial year, too. And with less than four w...

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Elizabeth Warren: 'We're All Looking at You, Colorado!'

A liberal icon rallies Democrats to support incumbent Mark Udall's struggling Senate campaign.

A New Test for California's Plan to Eliminate 'Safe Seats'

Two California Democrats are going head-to-head for a House seat, testing a new electoral system aimed at making more races competitive.

Hotline's Senate Race Rankings: Republicans on the Brink

Senate control looks tantalizingly close for the GOP, but Democrats still have a fair chance to hold the line.  

Can This Baker Ruin Democrats' Hopes in Upstate New York?

Third-party candidacies can siphon votes, and this year that might have a real effect on results.  

Why Women Are Democrats' Last Best Hope to Salvage the Senate

Republicans are nervously watching the gender gap widen as Democrats press their advantage with female voters.

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.

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