Maybe it's a sign of how settled things are in the Minnesota congressional constellation. With less than six months to go before the 2010 midterm elections, the top communications aide to freshman GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen is moving on for a job in the private sector.
Luke Friedrich, best known for his previous work as a spokesman for then U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's re-election campaign, is starting a new position working in corporate communications at Supervalu, effective Monday.
His successor will be Mark Giga, who currently works in communications and government relations at the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology.
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."