Daniel Strauss

Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He can be reached at daniel@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Daniel

The Senate Conservatives Fund, arguably the most aggressive conservative outside group to target Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Senate primary, urged Republicans to rally together to defeat Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday.

The statement came shortly after McConnell and Grimes won the Republican and Democratic nominations respectively. McConnell's win meant that he defeated Matt Bevin, who the Senate Conservatives Fund very enthusiastically boosted in trying to defeat McConnell in the primary.

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Redstate.com's Erick Erickson conceded Tuesday that he did not expect tea party Senate candidate Matt Bevin to win the Republican nomination for Senate and so, Erickson wrote, he would support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the general election.

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When he was on the campaign trail in 2012, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) suggested that only property owners should be allowed to vote.

Yoho made the suggestion when he was running for Congress. The comments were flagged by Right Wing Watch on Tuesday.

"I’ve had some radical ideas about voting and it’s probably not a good time to tell them, but you used to have to be a property owner to vote," Yoho said at a speaking event at the Berean Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. The crowd responded with applause.

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Updated: May 20, 2014, 5:22 PM

The Mississippi Senate race has been dominated by one story over the past few days: the arrest of political blogger Clayton Kelly for allegedly breaking in to a nursing home to photograph the wife of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). He has been charged with the exploitation of a vulnerable adult under the Vulnerable Adults Act passed in 2001. Since the arrest the campaign of state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging Cochran in the Republican primary, has tried to create as much distance from Kelly as possible (Kelly supports McDaniel). Below is a timeline of events as we understand them now. The story is still developing.

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