Gov Pawlenty Disses Bi-partisan Leadership Summit While Holding His Own Partisan One

Governor Pawlenty speaks with press after his Job Growth Summit at Eaton Corporation in Eden Prairie, MN. The summit coincided with a Minnesota Leadership Summit, called by DFL legislative leaders, to find economic guidance and solutions for the state’s massive budget shortfall.


The Governor lambasted the competing leadership summit, which he declined to attend, saying he already knew their solution would be raising taxes. He emphasized the need to foster the business climate to create jobs. The Governor said he has not met with the DFL leadership since the end of the legislative session, underscoring their deep division.


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