ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Indiana businessman who led a White House economic panel during President George W. Bush’s administration has thrown his support to Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty.

The Pawlenty campaign announced Friday that Al Hubbard would be chairman of the former Minnesota governor’s national policy efforts. Hubbard was director of the National Economic Council in the Bush years and has close ties to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who gave serious consideration to a 2012 bid before deciding against running.

Hubbard also had a top job in the White House of President George H.W. Bush decades ago. He runs an Indianapolis-based acquisition company.

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Comments (5)
  1. kieron says:

    Once again, who is ordering that this dead horse be flogged day in and day out? Aside from some hard-core dim bulbs who think he’s the newest messiah, Pawlenty is almost universally disliked in Minnesota. At least that’s my take from reading judging many op-eds, letters to the editors, and user comments left here and elsewhere. Someone wants this bland has-been in the spotlight. Who?

    1. GOPSUX says:

      Also, he picks an economic advisor from the bush administration. Wow.

      1. Joe says:

        Talk about regressing.

  2. scott wanker says:

    A horrible man indeed.

  3. Carl says:

    Anthing Pawlenty NO NO NO

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