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Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton

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ST. PAUL -- There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota's governor-elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor's residence.

"Peaceful transition of democracy is a wonderful thing," Pawlenty said, pledging to give Dayton and his staff all the help needed to assume office.

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