Tim Pawlenty, 2012 presidential contender

  • The former two-term Minnesota governor is seeking the 2012 Republican nomination for president.

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  • Pawlenty close to announcing plans

    Article By: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER ,Star Tribune Publish May 19, 2011 2:00 AM / Update May 18, 2011 10:33 PM

    "It won't be just yet. But it'll be a few weeks or less," the Republican said before starting his 400-person fundraiser. His spokesman Alex Conant said would not say how much the $2,500-per-plate event would raise but said it would be Pawlenty's biggest fundraiser of the quarter.

    Still, Pawlenty's dollar haul will likely be paltry compared to presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor. Even Pawlenty admits that.

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Greater Boston Tea Party's third annual "Tax Day" rally on Boston Common in Boston, Friday, April 15, 2011. Pawlenty, a Republican, announced last week that he was forming an exploratory committee for a 2012 White House bid.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a Tea Party rally Friday.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks during a Tea Party rally...

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  • Pawlenty finally makes it unofficial

    Article By: KEVIN DIAZ and JEREMY HERB , Star Tribune staff writers Publish April 13, 2011 2:00 AM / Update April 13, 2011 8:33 AM

    "I'm running for president," he says in answer to question. Campaign downplays unofficial announcement.

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