Mike Huckabee got out in front of the pack in condemning President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS, but got her name wrong ("Maria Sotomayor"); Mitt Romney called the nomination "troubling"; John Ensign called for diligent examination of her views and intellect; Charlie Crist doesn't have a reaction yet; Tim Pawlenty saw criticism from Reason for vetoing a medical marijuana provision; Mike Pence held an event in Pittsburgh with the House GOP's American Energy Solutions Group, which he chairs (more events in other states to come); and Eric Cantor called Nancy Pelosi's CIA claims "outrageous."

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