… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
(It wouldn't look good for a national GOP presidential candidate to lose a re-election contest for governor.)
[Added 2:09 pm: Confirmed by Pawlenty in live broadcast on MPR]
Sources: Pawlenty will not seek third term
St. Paul, Minn. — Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to announce today that he will not run for a third term.
Pawlenty has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to talk about his future plans, and sources at the Capitol with knowledge of the governor's plans have told Minnesota Public Radio News that Pawlenty will announce he will not seek re-election next year.
Pawlenty was first elected in 2002 and narrowly won reelection in 2006.
When asked at the news conference about his plans for running for president, Pawlenty replied that his focus in the 19 months he has left in office was going to be doing his job as governor.
[Yah, fer sure...
Just as it has been for the last two years.]