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Bayh, Pawlenty spar over Georgia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Two of the possible U.S. vice presidential picks -- Democrat Evan Bayh and Republican Tim Pawlenty -- squared off Sunday over the crisis in Georgia.
Kaine, Pawlenty talk up their candidates

Kaine, Pawlenty talk up their candidates

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The governors of Virginia and Minnesota Sunday took turns touting their parties' candidates for president and knocking the other side.

Pfizer rejects Rx price controls

ST. LOUIS, April 22 (UPI) -- Shareholders of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by Minnesota's governor to limit drug price hikes to inflation level.

Six govs sworn in, face budget deficits

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Governors in six states and Guam took their solemn oath of office Monday, and all were on the same note when they rallied their citizenry for the tough job of p
HIL ANDERSON, UPI Western Regional Editor

Democrats pick up governorships

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrats won governor's races in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in Tuesday's midterm elections, but despite upsets in Georgia and South Carolina, there was no miracle in Florida, a Republican victor in Maryland and there may be n
AL SWANSON

Analysis: Governors' races focus early

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, gives his predictions for Tuesday's elections.
PATRICK REDDY

UPI Political Roundup

Mondale to replace Wellstone ... GOP gov. candidate Minn. front-runner ... political dirty tricks ... a digest of national election and political news from United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI Political Roundup

Elections 2002: Sorting out the governor's races
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: Sen.'s death changes landscape

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The deaths of Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Marcia, along with several others, have a significant impact on politics in Minnesot
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI Political Roundup

Taylor back in Montana Senate race ... Jeb Bush leads Florida poll ... Lautenberg extends lead ... pols court absentee voters ... a digest of national election and campaign news from United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Elections 2002: Minn govs make nice

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002) ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) -- After months of rubber chicken dinners, meetings with ethnic groups and community organizations and public events and parades, the three candidates for Minnesota governor remain in a

UPI Political Roundup

Dems reinforce McBride campaign ... Minn. gov race knotted ... family ties Mass. campaign issue ... a digest of national election and campaign news from United Press International.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Election 2002: Gov races preview 2004

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
AL SWANSON, United Press International

UPI Political Roundup

NYC mayor skips parade ... Bush on campaign trail ...
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Analysis: Election 2002 too close to call

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The 2002 "midterm" elections have twice been overshadowed by foreign policy: first by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and then in recent weeks by the sometimes-ra
PATRICK REDDY
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Tim Pawlenty
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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