• Tim Pawlenty nixes Minnesota Senate run this year

    8 monthes ago - By Star Tribune

    Minnesota is going to be a ‘tough state' for Republicans to win, he says in Fox Business News interview
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  • Pawlenty Says He Won't Run For Franken's Senate Seat

    Pawlenty Says He Won't Run For Franken's Senate Seat

    8 monthes ago - By CBS

    MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't be running for the U.S. Senate.

    In an interview Tuesday with FOX Business, the Republican shut the door on the possibility that he'd lend his considerable name recognition to the race against Democratic Sen. Tina Smith in November.
    “It's going to be a very competitive race in a state that's very tough for a Republican,” Pawlenty told FOX host Neil Cavuto. “So you have to start very soon.”
    Pawlenty is one of few high-profile Republicans that pundits thought might enter the race. Another is former Rep. Michele Bachmann, who told...
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  • Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

    8 monthes ago - By My Sanantonio

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ruled himself out of the race for former Democratic Sen. Al Franken's seat on Tuesday, handing Washington Republicans their latest setback in recruiting top-tier candidates in the potentially bruising midterm elections.
    The two-term governor and 2012 presidential candidate's name quickly surfaced after Franken announced last month that he'd resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. Pawlenty is a prolific fundraiser with deep connections after a national campaign and five years as a top banking lobbyist, and Republicans in Washington and...
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  • Pawlenty won't run for Senate in Minnesota

    8 monthes ago - By Politico

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he won't run in a special election for the Senate later this year. Pawlenty, now the CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a powerful bank lobbying group, ruled out a run during an appearance on Fox Business News. "I'm interested in continuing to serve," Pawlenty said. "There's a variety of ways to do that, running for U.S. Senate this year won't be one of them."
    Pawlenty was the best Republican hope to challenge appointed Sen. Tina Smith , until recently the state's lieutenant governor. She took office after repeated sexual harassment...
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  • Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

    8 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken. The two-term Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate had considered a bid in the weeks since Franken resigned due to sexual misconduct allegations. Pawlenty's fundraising prowess and deep connections...
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  • Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run for US Senate in 2018

    8 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run for US Senate in 2018.
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