MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty will probably be getting more national media attention now that he’s formed an exploratory committee in the race for the White House.
WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Interviews Professor David Schultz
“And what he [Pawlenty] wants to do at this point is to see how well this committee can be and operate in terms of generating funds for his campaign,” said David Schultz, a law professor at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Schultz said even though fund raising can begin it doesn’t mean Pawlenty’s chances of winning the White House have changed overnight.
“He still faces a lot of the difficulties that he has faced for the last few months; that he is still hovering fairly low in the polls and he doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of traction with a lot of the Republican voters,” Schultz said.
However, Schultz also said this all but assures Pawlenty is a candidate for the White House and that being among the first has advantages.