Sermons Best Lived

Minnesota’s governor, co-chairman of Sen. John McCains national presidential campaign, told reporters covering the GOP convention that he first met the former prisoner of war in the late 1980s, when he drove McCain around to Twin Cities veterans meetings. Gov. Tim Pawlenty told delegates: "As to my friend john McCain, let me just say this:…
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Governor And Friend

Gov. Tim Pawlenty pulled a Flair pen out of his pocket as he began his Saturday speech. "I brought my friend with me today," he said, to an audience who knew and loved his reference to the famous "veto pen." Pawlenty said he is proud to hold the modern-day record of vetoing the most bills.…
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Rove’s The Man

Gov. Tim Pawlenty spoke. So did U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman. And congressional candidates went before state Republican convention delegates with speeches. But it was GOP icon Karl Rove who drew the biggest response from delegates in their two-day Rochester convention, that ended with Rove’s pep-talk speech. President Bush’s long-time adviser, now a Fox News Channel…
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Pawlenty Campaigns

Gov. Tim Pawlenty missed the first day of the Republican convention to campaign in North Carolina. "I was campaigning for a couple of congressional candidates," he said before speaking to the convention this morning.

Peterson Another Dean Johnson?

Minnesota Republicans gathered for the second day of their state convention this morning heard from their congressional candidates, including 7th District challenger Glen Menze. Menze faces an uphill battle taking on veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson in the sprawling western Minnesota district, but he compared his race to one of the biggest 2006 Minnesota…
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