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No Minnesota electoral run for Pawlenty in ’14

September 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday ruled out a run for political office in Minnesota in 2014, leaving Republicans without a top prospect in what are expected to be competitive races for U.S. Senate and governor. Continue Reading

Again, Pawlenty fails to reach ‘veepstakes’ medals stand

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who many said was the likely Republican vice presidential candidate, told reporters he is not disappointed because he did not get involved in the Romney campaign to be a running mate. Continue Reading

Ex-Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty visits Michigan for Romney

August 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is visiting Michigan for a pair of events for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: As running mate, Pawlenty would face issues

July 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tim Pawlenty could get his wish to join a national ticket in the next few days. Although Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he has not decided on a running mate, outside speculation puts the former Minnesota governor at the top of the list. Continue Reading

Pawlenty: Mitt Romney has ‘paid a lot of taxes’

July 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty is defending Mitt Romney’s refusal to make a wide-ranging release of his tax returns, arguing “there is no claim or no credible indication” he’s done anything wrong. Continue Reading

Being suitable lifts Pawlenty stock in veep hunt

July 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As a presidential hopeful, Tim Pawlenty won respect among GOP insiders, social conservatives and the tea party movement. Far from the first love of any faction, he quickly washed out as a candidate. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Pawlenty near top of veep list

June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More and more discussion centers on Tim Pawlenty becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate, but at the same time, Ron Paul supporters are considering derailing traditional Republicans like the former Minnesota governor.
Pawlenty gradually has changed his tune about whether he is interested in running for vice president. Continue Reading

Pawlenty joins board of frac sand company

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has joined the board of directors of Smart Sand, a Pennsylvania company building a large silica sand plant in Wisconsin. Continue Reading

Capitol Chatter: ‘Iowan’ Bachmann back running in Minnesota

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michele Bachmann spent the summer and fall in Iowa, hoping to gain traction as a presidential candidate. Sure, she said, being from a family that had been in Iowa seven generations makes her proud of the Hawkeye State. But she said she also is proud of Minnesota. Continue Reading

MILBANK: Tim Pawlenty: From puppy dog to attack dog

January 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON — During his brief and ill-fated presidential bid, Tim Pawlenty pursued the role of attack dog about as well as you would expect a golden retriever to do. Continue Reading