Pawlenty was a favorite to be McCain's running mate, and is a possible 2012 contender. I don't know if his decision has any reflection on his 2012 ambitions. We'll have to wait and see.
Tim Pawlenty [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
is not running for reelection as governor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sources close to Tim Pawlenty say the Minnesota governor won't seek a third term.
The Republican is expected to make that announcement later Tuesday.
But the sources say that he won't address the future. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as an announcement was pending. They say Pawlenty won't rule anything in or out during a planned news conference. That will certainly stoke speculation that Pawlenty is gearing up for a 2012 presidential run.
He was a top surrogate for John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008 and was among those considered for the vice presidential slot on the GOP ticket.
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