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Jennifer Rubin: Opinion | Wisconsin’s Tom Nelson reminds Democrats how populists should sound

April 17, 2022

Tom Nelson, a longtime union advocate, is running for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s Senate seat as a genuine populist, not the phony kind with a Harvard degree who affects an accent. His brand of politics might be exactly what the party needs to retain its Senate majority.

John Nichols: Opinion | Tom Nelson’s focus on worker rights strengthens Senate bid

January 6, 2022

The county executive from the politically competitive Fox River Valley has run an incredibly disciplined and determined campaign so far — very much in the style of former U.S. Sen. Bill Proxmire’s successful bids in the 1950s and early 1960s.

John Nichols: Tom Nelson’s urgent argument for a politics of social solidarity

April 27, 2021

Office holders and candidates for office often write books. But they rarely write anything worth reading.

Ripon Press: U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson talks unions at Ripon College panel

October 7, 2021

When a Fox Valley paper mill was put in receivership in 2017, it looked as if another midwest manufacturer would close its doors, leaving hundreds without work and creating a hole in the local economy. Then, a county executive, lawyers and a labor union banded together to do what some thought was impossible: Save the mill.

POLITICO: Pro-Bernie group endorses in key Dem Senate primary

April 28, 2022

Our Wisconsin Revolution is backing Tom Nelson in the crowded race to take on GOP Sen. Ron Johnson.