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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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Ted Cruz’s campaign manager gave advice to Donald Trump’s campaign manager before the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire, in hopes that Trump would push other candidates out of the primary.

In a panel discussion at the Harvard Institute of Politics on Wednesday, Corey Lewandowski, who was Trump’s campaign manager until June, said that he received a phone call ahead of the New Hampshire Republican primary from Ted Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, who shared valuable polling data with him.

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Donald Trump bragged on Twitter about the “great deal” he reportedly struck with Carrier Corporation to keep more than a thousand jobs in Indiana, but new reports suggest that the company may have come to an agreement with him simply to get on the President-elect's good side.

Carrier’s parent company does billions of dollars of business annually with the federally government, a huge incentive for them to play ball with the incoming administration, one member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation suggested.

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