Haley Barbour set to meet Paladino tonight

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, the head of the Republican Governors Association who’s in town tonight to headline a fundraiser for the NY GOP, told me he’ll be meeting with the party’s new nominee, Carl Paladino, later tonight.

He demurred on whether the RGA will send money to blue-state New York, but suggested he’ll be watching to see how the race shakes out.

UPDATED: Here, via NY1/YNN/Capital Tonight is video of me questioning Barbour about Paladino, whom he suggested is showing signs of making the race competitive.