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Pawlenty 2012

Jan 15, 2010

Pawlenty PAC pays for primo placement

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First political action committee, which unveiled a new website this week, has paid Google to make sure the PAC is the first thing anyone sees when they plug the governor's name into the search engine.

Dec 31, 2009

Unallotment decision: Five points to watch

So now what? The implications of Judge Kathleen Gearin's order suspending a portion of the budget cuts singlehandedly imposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty last summer will likely take months to play themselves out. But here's a quick spin through some of what Donald Rumsfeld would call the "known unknowns" to watch in the days and weeks ahead.

Dec 29, 2009

Pawlenty kept his tax promise, built national presence

The 2009 PIM Politician of the Year becomes the fourth person to win twice: GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Dec 21, 2009

Pawlenty 2012: Newsweek’s Fineman posts long TP interview

Newsweek has a long interview with Gov. Tim Pawlenty posted at its website. Political writer Howard Fineman grills the governor on everything from cross-dressing school teachers to his presidential ambitions.

Oct 28, 2009

Pawlenty: The Terror from Minnesota?

Nobody is better on gender and feminism -- and the hypocrisy thereof -- than the New York Times' Maureen Dowd. Today, in column about the gender and race of those bestowed with the privilege of golfing with President Barack Obama, she tosses in a few juicy thoughts about her view of Gov. Tim Pawlenty. She calls him "nerdy" and ..."the Terror of Minnesota." A knock, of course, on Pawlenty's comm[...]

Oct 23, 2009

Pawlenty 2012: Stump video from Thursday’s PAC fundraiser in DC

Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC director, consultant Alex Conant, posted this YouTube vid of Pawlenty's "Pretzels and Pints" appearance at a DC pub last night. The lighting leaves a bit to be desired, but it offers a taste of TP's presidential stump persona. (And for those who've noticed that Pawlenty almost always opens his talks with some pop culture allusion, the reference du jour this time is[...]

Oct 21, 2009

Pawlenty kicks off PAC fundraising in Washington

GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC has two kickoff events in Washington tomorrow.

Oct 6, 2009

Pawlenty 2012: Gingrich says TP ‘should run’

From today's Politico, serious accolades about a Tim Pawlenty presidential bid: Sayeth, Newt, “We need someone who is principled, articulate and practical. And I think Pawlenty would fit all three of those.”

Oct 1, 2009

Politico’s all over Pawlenty’s new ‘campaign team’

An item posted today on notes that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- generally assumed to be gearing up to run for president in 2012 -- has assembled a "handful of top new media consultants" to help him with his White House aspirations.

Sep 29, 2009

Poll: Minnesotans aren’t keen on President Pawlenty

A majority of Minnesotans surveyed in a new poll apparently aren't interested in seeing Gov. Tim Pawlenty become President Tim Pawlenty three years from now.

Sep 23, 2009

Pawlenty’s new PAC: Naming his game

It was only a matter of time until GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty formed a leadership political action committee to explore running for president in 2012 . The more interesting point is what he chose to name the PAC: "Freedom First."

Sep 21, 2009

Pawlenty scores run-of-the-mill marks in Value Voters straw poll

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has gotten no shortage of hometown spin in media accounts of his performance at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit over the weekend. Pawlenty, as you may have heard, finished third in VVS's presidential straw poll, just one vote behind former Massachusetts Gov. and 2008 GOP also-ran Mitt Romney.

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