TIM PAWLENTY

MN Gov. Candidate Tim Pawlenty Reaches Out to Voters in Moorhead

He met everyone at the Fryn' Pan

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Former Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty stops by the Moorhead Fryn’ Pan to meet voters. Pawlenty also went to Fergus Falls and Alexandria to find out what issues mattered the most to Minnesotans. The primaries on August 14 decides whether Pawlenty or, Hennepin County City Commissioner and GOP endorsed Jeff Johnson will represent the Republican party in the…

Gov. Candidate Tim Pawlenty, Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach Visit Moorhead

He's up against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, democrat Erin Murphy and GOP endorsement Jeff Johnson

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Pawlenty and running mate, current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, made a stop in Moorhead this morning. If elected, Pawlenty and Fischbach say they will focus on things like changing the taxes on social security benefits and making sure the F–M Diversion project doesn’t result in Minnesota farmers’ land being completely flooded. Pawlenty is running…

Tim Pawlenty taps Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach as running mate

Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach(KMSP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he has tapped current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach to be his running mate in the 2018 election. Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, served in the Minnesota Senate for 22 years, including two terms as President of the Senate, before she was elevated to the role of Lieutenant Governor when Gov. Mark Dayton…

Governors Association Planning Multi-Million Dollar Ad Buy For MN Race

Group spokesman Jon Thompson called Minnesota a top pick-up opportunity for Republicans due to Pawlenty's entrance.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The Republican Governors Association is planning a $2.3 million advertising buy for the Minnesota governor’s race just days after former Gov. Tim Pawlenty entered. The ad reservation which the RGA can cancel if it wishes is a show of faith that a powerful national group believes Pawlenty can win the left-leaning state in November. Group spokesman…

Pawlenty holds 1st public appearance since launching campaign

Pawlenty announced he's running for governor on Thursday

EAGAN, Minn. – Tim Pawlenty is speaking publicly for the first time since announcing his campaign for governor. The Republican discussed how he feels he has the experience to solve problems facing Minnesotans and the toxic environment in politics. Without providing details, Pawlenty broadly touched on hot button topics he says needs improvement like closing the achievement gap and the…

Tim Pawlenty joins the campaign for MN Governor

The Republican was Governor from 2003-2011

EAGAN, Minn. – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for his old job. In an announcement video on his campaign website, Pawlenty said he’s the right man to become the state’s top executive. “I have the strength and the experience to solve problems and bring us together. My top priority will be to put those in the middle –…

Thissen Is Out of Race for Governor After Minnesota Caucuses

Democrat Walz And Republican Johnson Lead In Each Party But A Former Governor Could Shake Up The Race

State Rep. Paul Thissen is dropping out of the Minnesota governor’s race after a poor showing in Tuesday night’s caucuses. The former House speaker was part of a crowded field of Democrats hoping to succeed Gov. Mark Dayton. But he finished at the bottom of a six-candidate field in the caucus straw poll, well behind U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, the…

Tim Pawlenty: Thanks, but No Thanks to Run for Senate Seat

The GOP thought it could help flip the state

  MINNESOTA — One of the biggest Republican names in Minnesota politics isn’t interested in running for the Senate. Former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty had considered running for the seat vacated by Al Franken. The GOP thought it could help flip the state. But appearing on Fox Business, Pawlenty says it’s too short of a campaign for…

Senator Franken’s Last Day, Former Minnesota Representative “Praying” Over Potential Bid, Longest Serving Republican Senator Retires

Another former Republican presidential contender is thinking about running for Franken's seat

NATIONAL — Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned this afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after numerous sexual misconduct allegations in November. Franken joined the Senate in 2009 after winning a months-long recount. His departure sets the stage for Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith…