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

Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), who suffered something of a similar defeat to a tea party candidate in 2012 to the one potentially facing Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in Mississippi, thinks his former colleague could have done more to crush the tea party challenge from state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

"I learned from my situation I was advised by many of my colleagues who I respected really to 'define' the opposition and to go after the opposition really vigorously," Lugar said, saying he thought it should be done in a way that was "good mannered" and of a "good sportsman."

"I was told told that I was going to have to get over that for a little while and really slug it out," he admitted.

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The Hinds County Board of Supervisors, the governing body in Hinds County, Mississippi, is asking the county sheriff to keep them updated about the investigation into an incident in which supporters of state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) got locked inside the Hinds County Courthouse on election night of the Mississippi Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Thursday.

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