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Gov. Tim Pawlenty, shown here speaking in Cannon Falls, on Thursday unveiled his political action committee, Freedom First. Red Wing Republican-Eagle Photo/ Mike Longaecker

Pawlenty downplays PAC's role

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CANNON FALLS -- Despite rising national attention to his newly formed political action committee, Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday continued to deny the group is his vehicle for a 2012 presidential bid.


"It's not geared towards me running for president," he said after speaking to Cannon Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members.

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