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Pawlenty says he concentrates in Minnesota issues

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ST. PAUL -- Tim Pawlenty says many Minnesotans think he already mentally has moved on from being governor because Democrats cannot believe he rejects tax increases.

In a Forum Communications interview today, Pawlenty said that Democrats' logic goes something like this: "He must be running for president or he would be raising taxes."

"It's a bunch of crap," he said about what he sees as Democratic-Farmer-Laborite attempts to paint him as a disinterested governor.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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