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Articles by Kyle Leighton and David Taintor

Kyle Leighton is the poll editor at Talking Points Memo. After graduating from Beloit College, he worked for candidates and elected officials in Wisconsin and his home state of Maine. In 2010 he received an M.A. in magazine journalism from New York University, where he interned at TPM and the website of The New Yorker. David Taintor is Talking Points Memo’s front page editor. He contributes to TPMLiveWire and other areas of the site. David is from Chanhassen, Minnesota, where, yes, it gets very cold.
Political journalists need to remember that prominence on Twitter doesn’t necessarily turn into prominence at the ballot box.