Gov. Pawlenty sidestepped questions about a possible run for the White House in 2012 during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. He told Pajamas Media, however, this:
Asked about his own presidential prospects, he eschewed the usual denial of any interest and said, “I’m going to take some time to think about it.” He then quickly added that he was focused on his state’s immediate budget needs.”
The story also said he will campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia this year.
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