May 22, 2011 Even if Daniels had entered the race, the contest for the nomination promised to be fierce since Romney appears to really believe he should be president at least as much as many in his party really believe he shouldn't.
May 20, 2011 As he prepares for his big announcement Monday that he is officially entering the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Tim Pawlenty can take comfort in knowing he has higher name recognition than, say, Mitch Daniels though he's essentially tied with Rick Santorum.
May 6, 2011 Pundits said Tim Pawlenty succeeded. But how fine a night could it have been for him when the former Minnesota governor failed to directly say whether he equates creationism with evolution? Or when he had to make an abject apology for once supporting proposals to cap greenhouse gas emissions?
April 5, 2011 As would-be presidential candidates lay the foundations for their 2012 campaigns, one top priority has been stockpiling cash. And every prospect has been busy doing just that.But just try to find any records of who gave that cash.
March 21, 2011 Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty gets closer to a run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with his announcement Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee.
March 4, 2011 E.J. Dionne said the GOP presidential field reminded him of the unexciting 1988 Democratic field that produced Michael Dukakis. David Brooks bemoaned how the race had narrowed so early to the two former governors.
February 11, 2011 For Pawlenty, gone was last year's mellow centrist whow as replaced by an anti-Obama fire-breather. Pawlenty served up much red meat, including suggesting that Congress not raise the federal debt limit.
July 14, 2010 Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggests the possibility of fraud in the close 2008 Senate race between Al Franken (D) and Norm Coleman (D).