Tim Pawlenty’s 45 percent of

Tim Pawlenty’s 45 percent of the vote (at this time) in a competitive three-way race for governor is simply breathtaking. He will face formidable challenges upon taking office, challenges including a monumental budget deficit and an obsolete metropolitan area highway system he promised to do something about. Nevertheless, we salute him and his remarkable achievement in a state with a venerable history of Democratic and/or liberal domination. The Star Tribune’s story announcing Tim’s victory is “Pawlenty tops Moe for governor.”


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