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

A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-MS) campaign, Lee Ellis Blair, has been arrested for allegedly stealing campaign signs for state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R-MS).

Communications Director Jordan Russell confirmed Blair's arrest to TPM on Monday and said that Blair would no longer be working for the campaign. "Unlike McDaniel, we do not tolerate this kind of behavior," Russell said.

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Democrats have said they have a virtually once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi but only if tea party darling and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) beats incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) for the Republican nomination. So it's easy to imagine the response when news broke that a Democratic operative has actually been helping Cochran's re-election efforts.

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A newly released report by the Hinds County District Attorney in Mississippi found that no crime had been committed when three supporters of state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) accidentally locked themselves in the Hinds County Courthouse after it had closed on the night of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Mississippi.

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John McLaughlin, the pollster who worked for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) re-election campaign, released a new survey trying to explain how his previous polling showed Cantor comfortably leading challenger David Brat, including continuing to blame Independents and Democrats for voting in the "wide-open jungle-style primary."

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An elected Hinds County official may have been responsible for a trio of supporters of Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) entering the Hinds County Courthouse after hours where ballots were kept on June 3, the night of the Mississippi Republican primary.

That's according to Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith who plans to release the findings of his investigation into the incident either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday.

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