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.

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Caroline Horn of CBS News reports that President Barack Obama's campaign has requested to Colorado affiliates that its negative ads be taken off the air in light of the deadly shooting Friday morning in Aurora, Colo.  Horn notes, however, that it often takes time to remove ads from the rotation.


President Barack Obama has canceled his second campaign stop Friday, originally scheduled to be held in Winter Park, Fla., in light of the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo. The campaign announced the decision in a press release. Obama will address the shooting during a Friday morning event in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Pete Williams of NBC News reports that James Holmes, the 24-year-old in custody for his suspected role in the Friday morning shooting in Aurora, Colo., had no serious run-ins with the law, save for a traffic violation last year.  

In the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colo.,Warner Bros. has cancelled the red carpet Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" that was originally scheduled for Friday evening.  Stars of the film such as Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman were all slated to attend the premiere.  

Frank Fania, spokesman for the Aurora Police Dept., tells MSNBC the death toll has been revised down to 12.  Previous reports indicated that 14 people had been killed in the Friday morning shooting.  

A movie-goer used a cell phone to capture the Friday morning evacuation of the Aurora, Colo. theater, where a gunman opened fire during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.  Some of the images may be disturbing.  




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