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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2003-01-01  
 
NameTim Pawlenty
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Eagan, Minnesota , United States
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Born November 27, 1960
Died Still Living (53 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifiedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 25, 2012 12:28am
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoTimothy James Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. He is the 39th and current Governor of Minnesota, and started his term on January 6, 2003. His wife, Mary Pawlenty, is a district judge in Dakota County. Although Pawlenty was raised as a Roman Catholic, he converted to Protestantism as an adult.

Pawlenty earned his undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Minnesota. In 1994 [actually 1992], Pawlenty was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where in 1999, he became their Republican Party Majority Leader when Republicans gained control of the House in 1999. As Majority Leader, Pawlenty was instrumental in passing Governor Jesse Ventura's tax cuts.

Tim Pawlenty had originally planned to seek the Minnesota US Senate seat in 2002. However, this plan was derailed by a stern message from Vice President Dick Cheney, who asked him to step aside to allow Norm Coleman to challenge Paul Wellstone without primary opposition. Wellstone died in an airplane accident, and Coleman went on to defeat former Vice President Walter Mondale in the election.

Following the termination of his Senate campaign (and a nudge from Dick Cheney), Pawlenty decided to run for governor, the job he claimed he always wanted. Pawlenty campaigned on a pledge not to raise taxes to balance the state's budget deficit, requiring visa expiration dates on driver's licenses, a 24 hour waiting period on abortions, implementing a conceal-carry gun law, and changing the state's education requirements.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
12/04/2010-12/05/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
10/27/2010-10/29/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 1.0) 50.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
10/20/2010-10/20/2010 Rasmussen Reports 49.00% ( 3.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
09/22/2010-09/22/2010 Rasmussen Reports 52.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 3.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
08/25/2010-08/29/2010 Humphrey Institute/University of Minnesota 46.00% ( 9.0) 45.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 9.0)
08/12/2010-08/12/2010 Rasmussen Reports 48.00% ( 1.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
07/19/2010-07/19/2010 Rasmussen Reports 49.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
03/10/2010-03/10/2010 Rasmussen Reports 50.00% ( 3.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
01/11/2010-01/11/2010 Rasmussen Reports 53.00% ( 4.0) 44.00% ( 5.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
09/27/2009-09/28/2009 Survey USA 45.00% ( 3.0) 52.00% ( 2.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/10/2012-09/11/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
07/06/2006-07/11/2006 Star Tribune 51.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/26/2006-06/26/2006 Rasmussen Reports 57.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)

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Courage to Stand: An American Story  Purchase Monsieur 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 20, 2012 09:00am News Pawlenty to head U.S. bank lobbying group  Article RP 
Nov 29, 2011 01:45pm Commentary The 25 Least Influential People Alive [#1 - Tim Pawlenty]  Article RP 
Jul 10, 2011 10:20am Interview Pawlenty: Science ‘In Dispute’ Over Whether Gays ‘Born This Way’  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 26, 2011 04:05pm Statement Pawlenty: I would sign Ryan plan  Article Brandon 
May 19, 2011 05:25pm Commentary GOP Predecessor On Pawlenty: ‘I Don’t Think Any Governor Has Left Behind A Worse Financial Mess’   Article RP 
Apr 12, 2011 11:30pm Announcement Pawlenty Says 'I'm Running'; Campaign Downplays It  Article ev 

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