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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Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-TX) surprise decision to run against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the 2014 Republican primary pits one of the loudest conservative House Republicans against one of the most conservative Senate Republicans.

Stockman was first elected during the Republican wave in 1994 after losing a congressional election four years earlier. He was defeated by Democrat Nick Lampson in 1996 before returning to the House of Representatives in 2012.

Here are nine things to know about Cornyn's new primary challenger:

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The Club for Growth -- the tea party friendly, free market group that has been a major thorn in the side of Republican incumbents it deems insufficiently conservative -- announced Tuesday morning that it would stay out of the GOP primary for Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) Senate seat.

The announcement comes a day after Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) filed to run against Cornyn in the GOP primary, roughly 15 minutes before the filing deadline on Monday evening.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has endorsed tea party candidate Dr. Milton Wolf in the race for Sen. Pat Robert's (R-KS) Senate seat. 

"Dr. Milton Wolf is a principled conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country," Senate Conservatives Fund Executive Director Matt Hoskins said in a statement obtained by TPM on Tuesday.  

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In an unexpected move late Monday just before the qualifying deadline, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) jumped into the Republican primary against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), setting up what will be one of the most-watched tea party v. GOP establishment clashes of the 2014 cycle.

Stockman, one of the more outspoken conservative members of the House of Representatives -- he once threatened impeachment of President Obama over using an executive order to try and reduce gun violence -- announced his candidacy for Cornyn's seat on Monday in an interview with WND.com.

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