Brian Lambert Not very sporting. Says Brian Bakst of MPR: “Former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will bypass his party’s convention and head straight to an August primary as he tries to regain his old job. Pawlenty’s campaign announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t try for the GOP endorsement at the state convention next month. Spokesperson Sam Winter said Pawlenty entered too late so it ‘may not be realistic’ to secure delegate backing. … His decision all but assures the GOP of a contested primary. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens and former Naval Reserve officer Phillip Parrish are all in the running for the endorsement, and all pledge to end their campaigns without it.”A fine idea. For the...
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Pawlenty won't seek GOP endorsement for governor