We managed to catch up with Rep. Erik Paulsen at last night's Tim Pawlenty fundraiser here in D.C. and asked him whether he plans to endorse the governor if he runs in 2012. Paulsen was hesitant to make a firm commitment on his endorsement, but indicated that he supported Pawlenty running for president.
Also, since we're testing some new embed technology on the blog today, check out our video of last night's event (below):
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."