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.

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Georgia Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn leads both of her potential general election Republican opponents in head-to-head match-ups according to a new poll from conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports.

The latest Rasmussen survey released Friday found Nunn leading Rep. Jack Kingston 47 percent to 41 percent among like Georgia voters. Three percent said they preferred another candidate and 9 percent said they were undecided.

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The investigation into political blogger "Constitutional Clayton" Kelly took a big step forward on Thursday when three more men were arrested and charged with conspiracy in connection to Kelly going to the nursing home of Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) wife and taking a picture of her for an anti-Cochran video.

While it's currently unclear right now how closely connected the three men, John Mary, Mark Mayfield, and Richard Sager are to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), Cochran's opponent, who Kelly was allegedly trying to help.

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Madison, Mississippi police released mugshots Thursday evening of the three additional men arrested in connection with political blogger "Constitutional Clayton" Kelly for photographing Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) bedridden wife at her nursing home in Madison.

The mugshot of attorney Mark Mayfield is pictured above. The mugshots of Richard Sager and John Mary and then Mayfield, again, are below.

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Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign released a short statement Thursday in response to new arrests in the case of political blogger "Constitutional Clayton" Kelly photographing Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) wife.

"As we have said since day one, the violation of the privacy of Mrs. Cochran is out of bounds for politics and is reprehensible. Any individuals who were involved in this crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," McDaniel communications director Noel Fritsch said in a statement.

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Three more people have arrested in connection with the photographing of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) wife, Rose, who is a patient in a Madison, Mississippi nursing home.

Mark Mayfield (pictured right), a member of the board of directors for the Central Mississippi Tea Party, was arrested Thursday, according to the Clarion Ledger of Mississippi.

At around 2:34 PM EDT Clarion-Ledger editor Sam Hall tweeted that the second arrest on Thursday in connection to the "Constitutional Clayton" photographing case was Richard Sager of Laurel.

A little more than an hour later The Clarion Ledger reported that a third suspect, John Mary (pictured above) was charged for conspiracy in connection to Kelly. Police confirmed later in the day that Mary had been arrested but then released on "his own recognizance due to extensive medical conditions after consulting with his attorney and the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney’s Office."

Appearing in court shortly after news broke of the arrest, Mayfield faces conspiracy charges while Sager faces charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Sager's bond was set at $250,000 per count while bond for Mayfield was set at $250,000 on each count.

Clayton Kelly was arrested Friday and faces felony charges of photographing or filming another without permission where there is expectation of privacy and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to a 10-year sentence. Kelly wanted to use the photograph of Cochran's wife in an anti-Cochran video.

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