Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a News Writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. A former research intern and polling fellow for TPM, Tom served as assistant polling editor for TPM Media's PollTracker during the 2012 campaign. Before joining TPM, he worked on political campaigns and wrote for various publications in Minnesota and his native South Dakota. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

Invoking his experience as a big city mayor earlier in his career, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) argued Tuesday that the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. was caught off guard by the fallout from a local police officer's killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

But it didn't take long for Rendell to receive a rebuttal from a lawmaker on the ground.

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