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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 email@example.com.
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), won the race for U.S. Senate, defeating Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) and ending a long climb for Ernst where she began as a long-shot candidate behind Republican Mark Jacobs and ended up as a rare unity candidate with the support of both the tea party and establishment wing of the GOP.
The race was called for Ernst at around 11:32 PM by Fox News and NBC.
Tea Partiers in Mississippi tried to troll Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) one last time. The South Mississippi Tea Party reportedly offered a last-minute endorsement to former Rep. Travis Childers, the long-shot Democrat running against Cochran.
A judge denied former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's (D) gubernatorial campaign's emergency motion to extend voting hours in Broward County, Florida on Tuesday evening, according to the Associated Press.
At the last Georgia debate for U.S. Senate before the midterm elections Republican David Perdue said "no" when asked if he had ever outsourced during his career. That seemed to contradict comments Perdue made in a July 2005 deposition where he spent "most" of his career outsourcing.