Gov. Pawlenty’s spokesman, Brian McClung, said Gov. Pawlenty has canceled this weekend’s trip to South Carolina. The decision was made in light of a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that ruled his unilateral budget cuts were unlawful.
Pawlenty, a possible candidate for the White House in 2012, was scheduled to speak at two fundraisers in Columbia, South Carolina this weekend.
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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