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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) said conservative journalist Charles Johnson has been "very clear" that he was the one who paid a source — and not his own campaign staff —for a story about claims that that his opponent's campaign paid African-American voters $15 each to support him in the runoff.

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The accuser at the center of a report over whether Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign sought to pay African-Americans $15 a pop for their vote in the runoff of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate now says that state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) communications director, Noel Fritsch, paid him to give an interview on the later disputed report on vote-buying. But the man, self-styled Reverend Stevie Fielder, said he never said that he was told to lie about his allegation.

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