Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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The Republican Party’s chief strategist on Tuesday morning said promoting a web video about Tim Kaine's record on the death penalty by comparing it to a "Willie Horton"-style attack was a mistake.

But Sean Spicer was unapologetic about calling Kaine out for defending accused rapists and murderers, despite the accused's constitutional right to representation.

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A new web video from the Republican National Committee charges that Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine “protected the worst kinds of people” on death row as a defense attorney and as governor of Virginia.

The video released Monday, a day before the vice presidential debate, focuses on four cases the RNC seized on to characterize Kaine as soft on crime.

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