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Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty attends the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Denies Any Interest In VP Job

At this time last year, Tim Pawlenty was gearing up to officially launch his White House race. Now the former two-term Minnesota governor is more of a bystander.

05/14/2012

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Pawlenty Closes Books On Campaign Debt

Former GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has wiped away the last of his campaign debt.

04/10/2012

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Bachmann Reports Campaign Debt Of About $90K

The campaign of former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday it had about $90,000 in debt at the end of 2011 in the final days before Iowa’s precinct caucuses.

01/31/2012

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Presidential Bid Over, Bachmann Faces Big Decision

Michele Bachmann’s decision to end her presidential campaign leaves the Minnesota Republican with another big one: whether to seek a fourth term in the U.S. House or direct her newfound political celebrity elsewhere.

01/05/2012

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What Does The Future Hold For Bachmann?

Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is out of the Presidential race, it’s not really certain if she will decide to run for re-election in the 6th Congressional District or run for another office.

01/04/2012

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters after signing copies of his new book, "Courage to Stand," at the Family Christian Book Store January 30, 2011 in Ankeny, Iowa. Pawlenty is eyeing a run for the GOP presidential nomination and has made several trips to Iowa, which will be holding its famous "first in the nation" caucus in about a year. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Florida, Pawlenty Calls For Entitlement Reform

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is calling for fundamental changes in Social Security and other entitlement programs during a visit to senior-rich Florida.

05/24/2011

Tim Pawlenty announces his bid for U.S. President in 2012. (credit: CBS)

Pawlenty Makes It Official In Iowa

Tim Pawlenty is casting himself as the Republican candidate willing to tell the country hard truths as he seeks the presidency, announcing in corn-dependent Iowa that its prized federal subsidies for ethanol should be phased out.

05/23/2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Ex-Leader Of GOP Gov. Group To Run Pawlenty Effort

An operative who helped Republicans claim a majority of state governors’ offices will head up Tim Pawlenty’s presidential efforts.

04/11/2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bachmann Likely To Enter Presidential Race By June

Tea party favorite and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is feeling pressure from the political calendar to rush a decision on a White House bid and may announce her intentions as early as May, one of her top advisers said Thursday.

03/24/2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Meets With S.C. Gov. Ahead Of Presidental Decision

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the Statehouse as he mulls a presidential bid and made his second swing into this early primary state.

03/16/2011