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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

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) and his legal team formally announced on Monday his legal challenge to the runoff results of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, saying he won the nomination by 25,000 votes on June 24 and asked the party to award him the nomination without holding another election.

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There may need to be some kind of change in party leadership among Mississippi Republicans as a result of the heated primary fight between state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), according to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS).

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A new legal argument from the Mississippi Republican Party may turn everything about what state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) has been saying about his election challenge on its head.

Since the Mississippi runoff election for U.S. Senate between McDaniel and Cochran (R-MS) on June 24, McDaniel's challenge to the election results have centered on the argument that Cochran won through illegal crossover votes from Democrats. But, the party's lawyer said, a court could easily rule that such votes are legal.

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