Daniel Indiviglio is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist, based in Washington, where he covers the intersection of politics and business. He joined from The Atlantic, where he covered a similar beat, providing analysis on topics such as financial regulation, housing finance policy, the Treasury, and the Fed. He also wrote for Forbes. He is a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. Prior to becoming a journalist, Dan spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant for financial services firms. He holds a BA from Cornell University, where he triple majored in economics, philosophy and physics. Follow Dan on Twitter @indiviglio
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Two Republicans face unexpected threats this midterm season. As a Democrat narrows the gap against New Jersey’s Scott Garrett, a moderate is challenging Jeb Hensarling’s spot atop the financial services committee. Six years post-crisis, Wall Street’s taint may not have worn off.
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