Draft:Erik Paulsen

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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]

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