Jake Lahut is a politics reporter for The Daily Beast with a focus on Republican campaigns. He previously covered national politics for Business Insider and the 2020 first-in-the-nation presidential primary at The Keene Sentinel in New Hampshire, where he founded "Pod Free or Die," a long form interview podcast with presidential candidates. Lahut also reported for The Daily Gazette of Schenectady after internships with Politico and The Albany Times-Union. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, majoring in the College of Letters program and serving as editor-in-chief of The Wesleyan Argus. You can follow him on Threads @jakelahut and on TikTok @plz_bring_back_vine.

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