Politico has the scoop. On one level it is not surprising, Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman is a New Yorker, an attorney and previously a very successful mayor. However, he’s also in a hotly contested race (why annoy some Republicans who back other presidential contenders?) and he has an impeccable pro-life record. With Gov. Rick Perry, Tommy Thompson and now Coleman, Rudy may be making some headway in getting pro-life well known Republicans on board. It’s not Sam Brownback, but it’s a start. And Minnesota is of course a February 5 state so it is a nice get — the endorsement of perhaps the second most important Republican in the state( Gov. Pawlenty is a McCain supporter).