Gov. Pawlenty met with President-elect Obama this morning in Philadelphia. He was part of a bipartisan group of governors that met with Obama. Pawlenty had a conference call with Minnesota’s press corps just a few minutes ago. Even with a deficit looming, Gov. Pawlenty said on the call that a federal bailout for states may not be worth it if “too many strings are attached.” He said government help could become a missed opportunity for needed spending reform.
Pawlenty also sat down with FoxBusiness. Here’s that interview:
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org