Draft:Erik Paulsen

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a draft that anyone is free to edit as they would a mainspace page.
Please do not add categories to the page until it enters mainspace.
Advice: Most draftspace pages go nowhere. If you want the page to get into mainspace, you as the creator of the page should plan to do the work to get the page into mainspace.
Erik Paulsen is a former United States Representative from Minnesota who lost in 2018; basically he represented a suburban area in the state which didn't like the fact that he voted with Donald Trump too much. Despite *trying* to distance himself from Trump since 2016,[1] it didn't go well two years later when his Democrat opponent rode the blue wave and defeated him. Paulsen was endorsed by Trump in October 2018,[2][3] which pretty much blew up his re-election chances because he was trying to distance himself from the president. Apparently Trump knew that and tweeted the endorsement to punish him for opposing his 2016 bid.[4]