DFL: Pawlenty Left Minnesota Holding The Bag

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Talks About Tim Pawlenty's record

Video by Roger Routh

As Minnesota’s legislature struggles to solve the biggest deficit in the state’s history, its former Governor, Tim Pawlenty is in neighboring Iowa to announce he is running for President. Minnesota’s Democratic Farmer Labor Party Chair Ken Martin traveled to Des Moines today to answer questions about Pawlenty’s record. Martin had a lot to tell.

He said Pawlenty announced today he is against subsidies for ethanol, which is exactly the opposite of what he promoted in Minnesota. Martin said that Pawlenty’s budget “gimmicks” that shifted the responsibility for solving the state’s revenue problems have left Minnesotans “holding the bag” and indicated what’s in the bag is not very nice.

Michael McIntee

Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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