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Democrats aim at Pawlenty

ST. PAUL - Talk about Gov. Tim Pawlenty being John McCain's running mate is escalating in light of Mitt Romney's campaign suspension.

Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party took the opportunity to offer up a preview of what fellow Democrats will say if Pawlenty, McCain's national campaign co-chairman, becomes the GOP vice presidential candidate.

For instance: "Pawlenty was unable to carry Minnesota for his endorsed candidate at GOP precinct caucuses, while DFL caucus turnout dwarfed Republican turnout by close to a factor of four."

Another DFL jab reminds people that under Pawlenty's watch, his party lost control of the Minnesota House.

Finally: "With economic issues rising to the forefront of voters' concerns nationally, Pawlenty has presided over dramatic job losses and Minnesota's slide into recession."

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.