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Campus Notebook: Political Arrest

D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss (D) pleaded not guilty to a drunken-driving charge on Thursday after being stopped Oct. 1 in Northwest Washington, D.C.

[IMGCAP(1)]Strauss overwhelmingly won a third-term Tuesday despite recent reports of his arrest. As shadow Senator — a position he has held for 12 years — Strauss is unpaid and unrecognized by Congress. Instead, he acts as the city’s ambassador to Congress, spending most of his time lobbying for voting representation.

Strauss will next appear in D.C. Superior Court on Nov. 19 for a status hearing.

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