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  Pawlenty's drawl takes Minnesotans by surprise
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Last EditedRP  Mar 17, 2011 03:50pm
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AuthorMark Zdechlik
News DateWednesday, March 16, 2011 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOn a trip to Iowa last week, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty attracted attention not for his policy positions, but for the way he was speaking. Many people thought they heard him using a southern accent.

Back in Pawlenty's home state of Minnesota, an MPR News listener said when he heard a report on the Pawlenty speech on the radio, he couldn't believe who it was.

"I didn't understand where the accent came from," said Mike Supina, a St. Paul architect. "He sounded like he was from Arkansas."
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