Minnesota GOP wants Tim Pawlenty for Senate

I would bet that Tim Pawlenty's exit from the race was probably the quickest ever. So now, the GOP of Minnesota wants him to run for the Senate. I was never really sold on T.Paw. He seemed to not really be all that into it. I wonder if he was forced to run just to stir up some trouble. Oh well, see you next time T.Paw.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that Tim Pawlenty's home-state GOP sees a silver lining in the end of his presidential campaign:

For Pawlenty supporters, this weekend's Iowa straw poll results means the end of a promising national campaign. For local Republicans, it signals a possible beginning.

"Like my mom always used to say, things always work out for the best in the end, and maybe this is an opportunity for Minnesota," said Tony Sutton, chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party.

Sutton said he hasn't talked to Pawlenty yet, but knows what he'll say when the time comes.

"Now that he's not running for president, I sure hope he'd consider running for U.S. Senate," said Sutton. "I think he'd make a heck of a candidate."

Just recently, Pawlenty dismissed the idea of running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Amy Kobuchar, who is up for re-election next year. Pawlenty's campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday.

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