The Corner


Republicans are worrying about Gutknecht’s seat–and blaming him for the closeness of the race–but not so much about Bachmann, who’s running for the seat Mark Kennedy vacated to run for Senate. Pawlenty is dead even in his campaign to be re-elected governor.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.