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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:40 PM

Florida fundraiser, new account point to Pawlenty run for governor

You'd think even Timmy would have the sense to start his fundraising in Minnesota.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/tim-pawleny-minnesota-governor-race-fundraiser-florida

Republican Tim Pawlenty is fundraising toward a now-likely campaign for Minnesota governor.

A fundraising invitation obtained Monday by MPR News contains a "Pawlenty for Governor" committee disclaimer. It advertises a Naples, Fla., fundraiser next week that seeks up to the maximum donation of $4,000 per person.

Pawlenty was known to travel to Naples for past fundraising swings when he was previously governor for two terms and during an abbreviated run for president in 2012. The area is known as a winter retreat for many well-off Minnesotans.

Pawlenty has yet to announce a formal campaign for the office, which won't have an incumbent on November's ballot. But all signs point to a campaign, including his decision to leave a high-paid Washington D.C. job lobbying for financial services companies.

He's also fundraising in Minnesota. He has 14 days to create a campaign committee with the state campaign finance board after he raises or spends $750.

Pawlenty adviser Brian McClung said Monday the former governor has been encouraged to seek the job again but had not decided.


I found this quote from McClung especially amusing ina dark comedy kind of way:


"Whatever his decision may be, he believes strongly a campaign for governor should focus on how best to achieve greater prosperity for all Minnesotans and make our state's future brighter for the next generation. He will make a formal decision at the appropriate time," McClung said in a statement to MPR News.


So we're supposed to believe that this time Timmy wants to make the state's future brighter rather than digging it into another hole?

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dflprincess Mar 2018 OP
CurtEastPoint Mar 2018 #1
dflprincess Mar 2018 #2
trotsky Mar 2018 #6
Wwcd Mar 2018 #3
dflprincess Mar 2018 #4
Wwcd Mar 2018 #5
Angry Dragon Mar 2018 #7

Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:55 PM

1. He was gov for 2 terms and left and now wants to run again... right?

I guess MN's const. allows it.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:59 PM

2. You are correct on both points.

In both his past races he did not win a majority of the votes, just a plurality. He & Jesse Ventura (who won with about 35% of the vote) are the poster boys for Instant Runoff Voting.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 09:06 AM

6. Well sure, Dayton got the state back into fiscal shape.

Time for more right-wing bullshit to bankrupt us again!

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:04 PM

3. Is this why Painter is considering running?

In MN correct?

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Response to Wwcd (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:09 PM

4. It is Minnesota

but Painter is considering a senate run against Tina Smith who was appointed to replace Franken. I gather Painter is considering running as an Independent which I fear will split the vote for Tina and hand the seat to the Republicans.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:24 PM

5. Awww no. Damn. Isn't he a republican?

That's disheartening as hell.

Maybe MN will be wiser than the gamesmanship being played on their behalf.

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:05 PM

7. Scot Walker and Pawlenty come from the same Weasel family

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