Tim Pawlenty Articles

And Christie Makes Four

3:12 PM, Aug 08, 2012

NBC's political team reported this morning:

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Romney-Rice vs. Obama-Clinton?

9:11 AM, Jul 13, 2012

When I suggested a couple months ago that President Obama might seriously consider replacing Joe Biden as his running mate with Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice hadn't yet thrilled Romney backers with her speech on June 23 in Park City, Utah, and Ann Romney hadn't subsequently said, "We've been looking at [picking a woman], and I love that option as well."

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10:10 AM, Jul 06, 2012

Erin McPike's "close examination of the [Romney] campaign's activity" at RealClearPolitics suggests four leading contenders for Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick—former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, Ohio senator Rob Portman, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. McPike's article is an intelligent explanation of why these men seem to be leading the pack, with New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, and Florida senator Marco Rubio as long shots.

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Poor T-Paw

4:44 PM, Feb 06, 2012

Campaigns are populated by hacks and trade in cheap shots. But the hacks are usually paid staffers, and the cheap shots are part of their job description. It's sad to see a respected former governor reduced to low-level staff hackery, acting as an attack dog on behalf of a man he once criticized ("Obamneycare") and now supports.

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Pawlenty Used to Tweak Santorum

3:20 PM, Feb 06, 2012

On a conference call Monday afternoon, a Mitt Romney campaign surrogate—Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor—criticized Rick Santorum for being part of the “big-spending establishment in Congress and in the influence-peddling industry that surrounds Congress,” and for previously supporting earmarked spending.

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Vice President Rubio, Secretary of State Pawlenty, and Attorney General Ayotte

3:01 PM, Dec 13, 2011

The boss this morning took the stage with Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. Smiling, and in good cheer, the boss noted that he and Ayotte had a “tough act to follow—Vice President Rubio and Secretary of State Pawlenty.”

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Happy Hour: November Cain

6:00 PM, Nov 01, 2011

Herman Cain reports a big online fundraising day yesterday.

So does Newt Gingrich!

The solution?

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to Endorse Rick Perry

2:33 PM, Sep 12, 2011

Hot on the heels of this morning's announcement of former Minnesota governor and former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty's endorsement of Mitt Romney, the Perry campaign pulls out the stops to make sure they don't get one-upped ahead of tonight's debate:

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Pawlenty Endorses Romney

7:05 AM, Sep 12, 2011

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination last month, has endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president, according to a Romney campaign press release. Here's an excerpt:

President Obama has failed to meet America's economic challenges.

His three years of spending, regulating and taxing have not restarted the economy. Unemployment remains at a shocking 9.1 percent. Economic growth is hovering on the edge of a renewed recession.

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McDonnell: 'Very interested' in VP Spot

8:23 AM, Aug 15, 2011

Politico reports that Virginia governor Bob McDonnell would be "very interested" in the Republican vice presidential slot:

With solid poll ratings as a swing state governor, McDonnell is already drawing attention as a possible GOP vice-presidential prospect in 2012. And in an extended interview in his office here, the Virginia governor expressed interest in the number two spot on the national ticket.

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Pawlenty to Call it Quits

7:48 AM, Aug 14, 2011

After a disappointing third place finish in yesterday's Iowa straw poll, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty will today announce the end of his campaign for president of the United States.

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The Eleventh Day of August

7:36 AM, Aug 12, 2011

A reader, inspired, he says, “by the sudden outburst of poesy at THE WEEKLY STANDARD,” sends in this reflection on last night’s debate:

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Fight Night for Pawlenty and Bachmann

12:31 AM, Aug 12, 2011

Thursday's Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa featured at least a few testy exchanges. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum sparred over the Iranian threat. Newt Gingrich slapped Fox News moderator Chris Wallace for asking about departures of his campaign staff. And Tim Pawlenty jabbed at Mitt Romney for owning more than one acre of land

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Pawlenty Attacks

12:23 PM, Aug 10, 2011

Tim Pawlenty attacks President Obama in his latest ad:


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GOP Liabilities

12:01 PM, Jul 14, 2011

George W. Bush pollster Jan van Lohuizen considers some of the Republican candidates who are running (or considering a run) for president. What's particularly interesting are the liabilities that van Lohuizen notices.

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Pawlenty Raises $4.2 Million

2:11 PM, Jul 01, 2011

Tim Pawlenty's campaign has just announced that it's raised $4.2 million in the second quarter.

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Pawlenty Hits Obama's Middle East Policy, Warns of Republican Isolationism

10:26 AM, Jun 28, 2011

In a speech on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations this morning, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty strongly criticized President Obama's "murky policy" of "engagement." But he also took aim at unnamed "parts of the Republican Party" that "now seem to be trying to out-bid the Democrats in appealing to isolationist sentiments."

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Tim Pawlenty Discusses Afghanistan with Bill O'Reilly

8:50 PM, Jun 22, 2011

Tim Pawlenty went on Bill O'Reilly's show earlier this evening to react to President Obama's Afghanistan speech:


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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Updated)

Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan speech.
8:37 PM, Jun 22, 2011

The Good:

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New Hampshire's Jennifer Horn Endorses Pawlenty

12:16 PM, Jun 22, 2011

Jennifer Horn, a 2008 Republican House candidate and former conservative radio talk show host, is throwing her support to Tim Pawlenty. Horn says in a statement released by the Pawlenty campaign: 

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Pawlenty First to Air Ad in Iowa

11:04 AM, Jun 22, 2011

Tim Pawlenty is the first Republican presidential candidate to run a TV ad in Iowa. He touts his record as Minnesota governor on spending, unions, supreme court judges, and health care: 

Ben Smith notes that Pawlenty's $50,000 TV ad buy is a small and late start compared to 2008. Mitt Romney had spent more than $1 million in Iowa by June 21 of that year. 

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Tim Pawlenty Warns Against Retreat, Isolationism

And tweaks Mitt Romney.
10:01 PM, Jun 21, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty warned against "the drift of the Republican Party toward what appears to be a retreat or a move more towards isolationism," according to an articlein Politico. Pawlenty also had criticism for President Obama, who's expected to announce a drawdown from Afghanistan.

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What's Missing From Pawlenty's Attack on Romneycare

11:39 AM, Jun 17, 2011

Tim Pawlenty went on Sean Hannity's TV show last night to express his regrets for not criticizing Romneycare at Monday night's debate:

"I think in response to that direct question, I should have been much more clear during the debate," Pawlenty said. "I don’t think we can have a nominee that was involved in the development and construction of ObamaCare and then continues to defend it."

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Pawlenty Shoots Another Spitball at Romney

5:09 PM, Jun 16, 2011

On Sunday, Tim Pawlenty called Massachusetts health care law signed by Mitt Romney "Obamneycare." "We now have essentially the same features" in Romneycare and Obamacare, Pawlenty said on Fox News Sunday.

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