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

Before Wednesday, Rick Weiland was simply the long-shot Democrat running in an open Senate race that Republicans are poised to claim.

Now he's the long-shot Democrat who compared the Supreme Court's decision to eliminate limits on aggregate campaign donations to a notorious ruling that justified slavery.

The South Dakota Senate hopeful told TPM in an interview on Thursday that's consistent with the populist message he's preached all along.

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