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Romney's third-place finish likely a death blow to Pawlenty's V.P. chances

Tuesday night's Minnesota result was a humiliation to both Mitt Romney and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, a co-chair of Romney's presidential campaign. Romney went from winning Minnesota by 20 points four years ago to losing by 28 points this year.
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Tuesday night's Minnesota result was a humiliation to both Mitt Romney and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, a co-chair of Romney's presidential campaign. Romney went from winning Minnesota by 20 points four years ago to losing by 28 points this year.

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