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The former Governor reaffirms his stance, telling MSNBC he's not interested in being vice president. Pawlenty has endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney and is Co-chair of his campaign.
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The former Governor reaffirms his stance, telling MSNBC he's not interested in being vice president. Pawlenty has endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney and is Co-chair of his campaign.

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