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Pawlenty Gives ‘Veto Pen’ To Historical Society

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty is turning over his “Veto Pen” to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Pawlenty gave the oversized pen — and the actual veto stamps he used — along with other documents and artifacts from his eight years as governor, to the Historical Society on Monday.

During his tenure, Pawlenty issued 299 complete bill and line-item vetoes.

In 2008, the Republican set a modern-day record for most bill vetoes issued in one year by a Minnesota governor.

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