As for his radio show, even-though 'The Good neighbor' stated that once the Governor announced, they would discontinue to the show, they will give him another month of free campaign advertising:
Pawlenty's office and WCCO Radio announced jointly Tuesday that the governor's weekly radio show, "Good Morning Minnesota," will be suspended after the June 30 broadcast.I look forward to the full gamut of Gubernatorial candidates to get their equal time during that month of June.
UPDATE: So the Governor makes it official, and then some:
Tamping down speculation he has his sights set on Washington, Gov. Tim Pawlenty launched his re-election campaign today with a promise to stay in Minnesota for a full term.Now, the Governor has made promises before, like his Taxpayers League Pledge, and we all know how that turned out. But he has learned from his experiences.
"If I run for governor and win I will serve out my term for four years," he said at a park in Eagan, a suburb of St. Paul.
Pawlenty said he won't renew the tax pledge even though he still embraces the philosophy.Probably the smartest thing he has said since he became Governor.
"I'm not going to sign any pledges for any interest group for any reason," he said, adding that the Taxpayers League pledge has become a distraction.