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Romney: Obama out of touch with economy

Romney: Obama out of touch with economy

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., July 17 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Tuesday portrayed U.S. President Barack Obama as out of touch with the economy.
Pawlenty's name rises on Romney's VP list

Pawlenty's name rises on Romney's VP list

EAGAN, Minn., July 16 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reportedly is close to announcing his vice presidential choice, possibly as soon as this week.
Obama campaign bus tour focuses on economy

Obama campaign bus tour focuses on economy

MAUMEE, Ohio, July 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's first bus tour of the campaign will focus on the economy, stopping first in the battleground state of Ohio Thursday, his campaign said.
Portman, Pawlenty said under Romney review

Portman, Pawlenty said under Romney review

HOLLAND, Mich., June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty are under intensive review as possible Mitt Romney running-mates, two Republicans said.
White House sees post-election compromises

White House sees post-election compromises

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- A senior adviser to President Obama said winning the November election could lead to a thaw in the partisan deadlock in Congress.
Details of Romney-Santorum meeting unknown

Details of Romney-Santorum meeting unknown

PITTSBURGH, May 4 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with former rival Rick Santorum Friday in Pittsburgh to discuss Romney's campaign, officials said.
Romney still must woo conservatives even with Santorum gone

Romney still must woo conservatives even with Santorum gone

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.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Pawlenty disbands campaign, pays off debt

Pawlenty disbands campaign, pays off debt

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Tim Pawlenty, who ended his bid for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination in August, moved Tuesday to disband his campaign.

Desperate and not serious yet again?

BRUSSELS, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. politics interjected itself at a recent high-profile international conference and the United States didn't come out looking like a world leader.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Romney attacks mean Santorum's a contender

Romney attacks mean Santorum's a contender

Question: How can one tell when a Republican U.S. presidential candidate is surging in the polls and catching on with voters?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Minnesota provides glimpse of activists' preferences

Minnesota provides glimpse of activists' preferences

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum view Minnesota as a chance of getting some momentum on front-runner Mitt Romney.
NICOLE DEBEVEC
Accusations fly ahead of Fla. primary

Accusations fly ahead of Fla. primary

LADY LAKE, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney a "liberal" and Romney called Gingrich a failed Washington insider as the Florida primary campaign headed into its final day.
Romney defends against rival criticism

Romney defends against rival criticism

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney defended himself against criticism of his conservatism, character and money in a debate ahead of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary.
Iowa Poll shows Cain, Romney in lead

Iowa Poll shows Cain, Romney in lead

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A two-man race has emerged between Republican presidential hopefuls Herman Cain and Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new Iowa Poll indicated.

Pawlenty: Dropping out 'wrong call'

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he's had second thoughts about his decision to drop out of the presidential race.
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Republican Presidential hopeful, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks to students at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy Studies on June 7, 2011 in Chicago. Pawlenty discussed his views on the nation's economy as well as his ideas to increase investment and innovation. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Timothy James "Tim" Pawlenty (pronounced /pəˈlɛnti/; born November 27, 1960) is an American politician who served as the 39th Governor of Minnesota (2003–2011). He is a Republican candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election. He previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives (1993–2003) where he served two terms as majority leader.

Pawlenty was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and raised in nearby South St. Paul. He graduated from University of Minnesota with a B.A. in political science and earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. His early career included working as a labor law attorney and the vice president of a software company. After settling in the city of Eagan with his wife, Pawlenty was appointed to the city's Planning Commission and was elected to the Eagan City Council at the age of 28. He won a seat as a state representative in 1992, representing District 38B in suburban Dakota County. He was re-elected four times, and voted majority leader by House Republicans in 1998.

He won a narrow Republican primary in 2002 followed by a three-way election for Governor of Minnesota. His platform focused on balancing the budget without raising taxes. He was re-elected in 2006 by a margin of one percent. Pawlenty eliminated his state's budget deficit using spending cuts and borrowing heavily from earmarked funds. His administration advocated for numerous public works projects, including work on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line, and the construction of Target Field, a Major League Baseball stadium in Minneapolis. He signed a bill mandating 20% ethanol in gasoline by 2013. He cut health care spending to help balance the budget, and signed an executive order rejecting federal funds related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He led worldwide trips for business leaders and trade delegations to explore trade opportunities. In the 2007–2008 term he served as chairman of the National Governors Association.

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