Tim Pawlenty, 2012 presidential contender

  • Bachmann, Pawlenty feud

    Bachmann, Pawlenty: No more nice

    In one of the most intriguing subplots of the 2012 GOP nominating contest, the two Minnesota Republicans have begun trading jabs in Iowa over everything from Bachmann’s penchant for gaffes to Pawlenty’s conservative credentials. Updated Jul. 26, 2011

  • Complete Star Tribune coverage of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty's bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

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To chants of T-Paw, T-Paw from local kids, Tim Pawlenty took to the ice in Iowa for a game of hockey Friday, July 22, 2011.

  • Pawlenty going for broke in Iowa

    Article By: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune Publish July 22, 2011 2:00 AM / Update July 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    Despite setbacks and tough competition, the former Minnesota governor is sticking to his plan to win over Iowa Republicans.

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Tim Pawlenty on "Meet the Press."

Republican presidential candidate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty...

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  • Retracing Pawlenty's fiscal legacy

    Article By: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune Publish June 20, 2011 2:00 AM / Update June 19, 2011 10:34 PM

    He drew a line on taxes and says he has "a better deal" for the nation. But critics question his scenario of unprecedented economic growth.

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MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- JUNE 13: Republican candidates (L to R) for...

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty kisses his wife, Mary, after she introduced him last month at the State of Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa. Pawlenty was making his first campaign appearance since announcing his bid for the Republican nomination in an Internet video.

From left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and businessman Herman Cain stand on stage before first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, June 13, 2011.

  • Debate score: Bachmann 1; Pawlenty 0

    Article By: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune Publish June 15, 2011 2:00 AM / Update June 14, 2011 10:25 PM

    Rep. Michele Bachmann commanded the New Hampshire debate spotlight while ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty made a misstep, observers said.

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Ex-Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum applauded Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., on Monday. At far left, CNN’s John King.

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  • Pawlenty: Cut government to save it

    Article By: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune Publish June 8, 2011 2:00 AM / Update June 8, 2011 6:58 AM

    In his first major policy speech, the presidential contender called lopping taxes and spending crucial to the nation's vitality.

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Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Faith and...

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