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Pawlenty 2012

Aug 31, 2010

Murphy: Pawlenty rejects more federal dollars as he eyes presidential run

Minnesota Democrats are upset: Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn't sign off on $1 million in federal dollars for an insurance rate review program, and is waiting to put his signature on $263 million in federal Medicaid stimulus dollars. Now they say he missed a deadline for nearly $1 million in sex education grants from the federal government.

Aug 30, 2010

Iowa Politics: T-Paw has the largest organization of 2012 GOP contenders

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has the "largest and most formal" political organization in Iowa among the 2012 GOP presidential contenders, according to an analysis by the web site Pawlenty has at least six Iowans on the payroll as he seeks to enhance his name recognition and lay the groundwork for a likely presidential campaign.

Aug 27, 2010

TakeAction protests Pawlenty at the State Fair

Activists from TakeAction Minnesota stood outside of the WCCO Radio State Fair booth Friday during Gov. Tim Pawlenty's live radio broadcast, handing out "health insurance rate increases" on a stick in protest of the governor's recent refusal to sign off on federal money to review insurance rates.

Aug 24, 2010

Pawlenty book, “Courage to Stand,” out in January

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's new book now has a release date: Jan. 11, 2011, shortly after the new governor of Minnesota officially takes over.

Aug 16, 2010

Pawlenty near bottom in recent presidential polls

While it's still a long way before the 2012 presidential race, polls show potential presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty is still trailing well behind candidates like Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.

Jul 30, 2010

Pawlenty’s Iowa Agenda

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is headed to Iowa this weekend for the third time since he began actively testing the 2012 presidential waters. He's already got two more trips scheduled for later this year, according to the Associate Press.

Jul 26, 2010

Pawlenty meets with national political press

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is making face time with the national political press as he sizes up a possible bid for president.

Jul 2, 2010

Pawlenty drops a spot on The Fix list of most influential Republicans

Gov. Tim Pawlenty landed at number 5 today on Washington Post blogger Chris Cillizza's list of the top 10 most influential Republican leaders.

Jul 2, 2010

Pawlenty’s Freedom First team

In October, Gov. Tim Pawlenty established the Freedom First PAC to solicit donations and funnel contributions to Republican candidates across the country. Here's a look at the key players advising Pawlenty as he contemplates a 2012 GOP presidential bid.

Jun 30, 2010

Pawlenty’s PAC raised roughly $700,000 in second quarter

Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC has raised $2.5 million since its inception last October, according to a new web video posted on the group's website. The fundraising haul was announced by Pawlenty adviser Phil Musser during a pitch for additional donations on the find day of the second quarter.

Jun 28, 2010

T-Paw’s travels: South Carolina is next stop on southern swing

Gov. Tim Pawlenty's cross-country travels continue this week as he explores a possible 2012 presidential bid. On Friday, he was introduced as "Minnesota's Ronald Reagan" at the Tennessee Republican Party's Statesmen Dinner in Nashville. Pawlenty dutifully offered up some rhetorical red meat for the party activists.

Jun 16, 2010

Pawlenty sets up Iowa, New Hampshire PACs

Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to help Republican candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire win elections this fall. That's ostensibly the reason that the lame-duck governor has registered his Freedom First political action committee in those two states. The fact that Iowa and New Hampshire will hold the first, crucial 2012 presidential contests is mere happenstance, if you're to believe Pawlenty spokesman A[...]

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