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  • Tim Pawlenty makes it official: He's running for governor again

    04/06/2018 5:12:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    startribune ^ | 04/06/2018 | J Patrick Coolican
    Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he is running for governor Thursday, attempting a restoration after eight years out of office that saw his DFL successor move the state in a more progressive direction at odds with Pawlenty’s tenure. Pawlenty, a longtime Eagan resident, served two four-year terms beginning in 2003. The South St. Paul native built an image of a hockey-playing “Sam’s Club Republican” who could win suburban, middle-class voters in a Democratic-leaning state. “My campaign for governor will focus on charting a better way forward for Minnesota families who see health care premiums skyrocketing, paychecks not increasing very fast,...
  • Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

    12/07/2017 2:19:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority. Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. And Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points last year. The unexpected opportunity could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican...
  • 20 Donald Trump Vice President Picks

    06/21/2016 8:30:12 PM PDT · by The people have spoken · 220 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Josh Steelier
    1. Tom Cotton. 2. Bob Corker. 3. Chris Christie. 4. Joni Ernst. 5. Newt Gingrich. 6. Jeff Sessions. 7. Michael Flynn (retired Lt. General). 8. Condoleezza Rice. 9. Rick Scott. 10. Rick Perry. 11. Stanley McChrystal. 12. Mike Pence. 13. Martha McSally. 14. Marco Rubio. 15. Jim Webb. 16. Scott Walker. 17. Marsha Blackburn. 18. John Katich. 19. Rudy Giuliani 20. Scott Brown
  • Is Scott Walker too Midwestern to be president?

    02/05/2015 9:06:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 5, 2015 | Aaron Blake
    Scott Walker is the hottest thing in the 2016 GOP presidential race (to the extent it even exists). He gave a very well-received speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit a couple of weekends ago, and the new Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll of the Iowa caucuses has him surging into first place.. Which is even more notable because of one of the prevailing questions about Walker's likely candidacy: whether he's too boring to win. Walker, you see, has the unfortunate distinction of running four years after another upper-Midwestern GOP governor flamed out early in the GOP primary. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum Call for Higher Minimum Wage

    05/11/2014 12:03:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/11/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In the past few days, three candidates who ran for the last Republican presidential nomination, including nominee Mitt Romney, have endorsed a higher minimum wage. Yahoo!Finance asks Mitt Romney Calls for Higher Minimum Wage. Does it Matter? Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee in 2012, called on Republicans Friday to raise the minimum wage, going against the congressional leadership of his own party. Related Stories "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Mr. Romney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”...
  • Tim Pawlenty cites John McCain, Mitt Romney in predicting Jeb Bush can win GOP nomination

    05/05/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04-30-2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday he believes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, dismissing the notion that conservatives wouldn’t elect an “establishment” candidate by pointing to the party’s standard bearer the past two presidential cycles. “See John McCain; see Mitt Romney,” Mr. Pawlenty, who ended his 2012 presidential campaign in the summer of 2011, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In McCain’s case, a very compelling personal story and a gritty performance; in Mitt Romney’s case, obviously a man of great talent but also someone with a tremendous amount of campaign resources...
  • Barbara Bush: Oval Office not limited to political dynasties

    01/16/2014 4:55:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former first lady Barbara Bush reiterates in a new interview that presidents don’t have to be members of political dynasties. "If we can't find more than two or three families to run for office, that's silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run," Bush says in an interview that will air Monday on C-SPAN. "And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just more families than that. And I'm not arrogant enough to think that we alone are raising" presidential candidates. Her son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is considered a potential...
  • Is Bachman the reason for Obama's 2nd Term? (vanity)

    11/08/2012 5:50:34 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 83 replies
    Would we have had a mid-western son of a milk truck driver (Pawlenty) as our nominee has she not surged up until Ames Straw poll? I am trying to trace down to the seed that germinated into re-electing Obama. That is the closest I have come. During this cycle, a more modestly wealthy mid-western governor of a Blue state may just have been the ticket. Thoughts?
  • Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair

    09/20/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 132 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9-20-2012 | Olivier Knox
    Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable. The move came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with just seven weeks left before Election Day. Polls show the former Massachusetts governor running neck and neck with President Barack Obama in a contest both sides predict will be very close
  • Obama campaign rips Pawlenty, other possible Romney VP choices

    08/09/2012 1:28:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    MyFoxNews.com ^ | 8/9/12 | BRIAN BAKST and DAN SEWELL/AP
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for Republican Mitt Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already trying to scuff up those considered by political insiders to be most likely to join the GOP ticket. The president's campaign started swinging at the potential Republican running mates this week while urging home-state Democrats to chime in about the shortcomings that - as emails to donors and supporters put it - "Americans need to know."
  • Pawlenty Says ‘We’ll Know Soon Enough’

    08/08/2012 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | August. 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    JACKSON, Mich. — After a brief speech at the opening of a campaign office here, Tim Pawlenty was asked if he would return to Michigan “when you’re vice president.” “We’ll know soon enough,” Pawlenty, dressed in shirt sleeves, told the crowd with a chuckle. The former Minnesota governor is believed to be on Mitt Romney’s short list of running mates and there is speculation that the choice could be made any day. Hank Choate, the chair of the Jackson County Republicans, asked the former Minnesota governor what his schedule is like Friday, asking a question many of the reporters in...
  • Pawlenty calls officials' thumbs down on Chick-Fil-A 'chilling, jaw-dropping'

    07/29/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 54 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 28, 2012 | Carrie Dann
    CARY, NC -- Fresh from lunch at Chick-Fil-A, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said that officials' public objections to the Christian-owned fast food chain are "chilling." "Now you have the police power of government intimidating and threatening people, being used to intimidate and threaten people, based on their free speech rights and their religious views," Pawlenty said Saturday of city officials' objections to president Dan Cathy's public disavowal of gay marriage. "I mean it’s chilling. I mean it’s stunning, it is jaw-dropping. And so I think strong people who see this need to stand up and say no we don’t...
  • OH NO, Say It Ain't So: T-Paw's Got the Personality of a Broken Parking Meter!

    07/16/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 63 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 16, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Rumor has it Mittens has 'made his decision'- and it is lame Uh, HELLO! Anybody on Team Romney remember boring Republicans losing elections they should have won like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and GHW Bush? Look in the tapes, Mitt... you could use some help... And Tim Pawlenty makes those guys look like Johnny Carson! How bout the TEA PARTY Mitt- couldn't throw us a bone, for chrissake? WHY NOT Sununu... West... Rubio... or Bachmann? Yeah, things look good for us right now, what with Obama blowing $100M on negative attack ads to little or noone effect, but are you...
  • Clash breaks out at GOP rally supporting Mitt Romney in Parma (video, photo gallery)

    07/05/2012 9:36:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 5 July 2012 | Brandon Blackwell
    PARMA, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent two GOP heavyweights to northern Ohio Thursday to beat President Barack Obama's similar bus tour to the punch. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, traveling on Romney's campaign bus, stopped at Parma's Kentown Plaza to emphasize what they say is a gap between what Obama has promised and what he has delivered. But a physical clash between Romney supporters and protesters overshadowed the Parma campaign stop by the prominent pair, who are often mentioned as possible running mates for Romney. The quarrel broke out as soon as...
  • Tim Pawlenty's stock soars in Romney-world (Jumps to top on VP short list)

    06/20/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/20/2012 | Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei
    Tim Pawlenty has jumped to the top of the vice presidential shortlist of several Mitt Romney advisers after emerging as the most effective — and well-liked — surrogate for the GOP nominee-to-be, according to several Republicans familiar with campaign deliberations. The former Minnesota governor has impressed top Romney officials with his winning onstage presence at a grueling roster of Republican events throughout the country and with his low-maintenance personal style that has made him a favorite with the campaign’s tight-knit inner circle at the Boston headquarters. Pawlenty is strong where Romney is weak — with the regular-guy, working-man connection with...
  • Romney still must woo conservatives even with Santorum gone

    04/15/2012 2:47:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    UPI ^ | April 15, 2012 | NICOLE DEBEVEC
    The exit of Rick Santorum from the Republican presidential primary essentially clears the path Mitt Romney is traveling to become the party's nominee against U.S. President Obama in November but Romney still has to win the hearts of GOP voters as well as the party's nomination. Romney had 573 delegates per the Republican National Committee's count to Santorum's 202 delegates when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania withdrew last week. But he has yet to stir a fire in the belly of the party's evangelical and conservative wings as he moves closer to the 1,144 delegates needed to claim the...
  • Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann bury hatchet

    04/11/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    politico ^ | 4/10/12 | Robin Bravender
    Fellow Minnesotans Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann appear to have buried the hatchet after bitter sniping last year on the campaign trail. Bachmann donated $2,000 in March from her congressional leadership PAC to Pawlenty’s presidential campaign to help him retire the debt he accumulated during his failed presidential bid, according to a campaign report released Tuesday.
  • (Bain Capital cronies and) Mitt Romney helps bail out Tim Pawlenty

    01/31/2012 11:36:14 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    POLITICO ^ | January 31, 2012 | ROBIN BRAVENDER and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Mitt Romney, his family, staff and supporters donated a combined $66,000 to help Tim Pawlenty retire the debt left over from his presidential campaign. Romney, his wife, five sons and brother, as well as his associates from Bain Capital were among those cutting maximum checks to Pawlenty, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign filings released Tuesday. Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, dropped out of the race last summer after a disappointing showing in the Ames straw poll, and quickly endorsed Romney. At the time, there was talk that Romney’s campaign would help Pawlenty’s retire its debt, then in the...
  • Mitt Romney helps bail out Tim Pawlenty

    Mitt Romney, his family, staff and supporters donated a combined $66,000 to help Tim Pawlenty retire the debt left over from his presidential campaign. Romney, his wife, five sons and brother, as well as his associates from Bain Capital were among those cutting maximum checks to Pawlenty, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign filings released Tuesday.
  • Romney Continues to Bribe His Way to the Top as Romney Literally Pays Off Pawlenty

    01/31/2012 12:09:49 PM PST · by libertarian neocon · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | Robin Bravender & Kenneth Vogel
    Mitt Romney, his family, staff and supporters donated a combined $66,000 to help Tim Pawlenty retire the debt left over from his presidential campaign. Romney, his wife, five sons and brother, as well as his associates from Bain Capital were among those cutting maximum checks to Pawlenty, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign filings released Tuesday. Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, dropped out of the race last summer after a disappointing showing in the Ames straw poll, and quickly endorsed Romney. At the time, there was talk that Romney’s campaign would help Pawlenty’s retire its debt, then in the...