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Newsweek: Emmer loss would ‘look like a repudiation of Pawlenty’s reign’

Newsweek has an item online about the 2012 Republican hopefuls for president and how they’re aiding GOP candidates around the country in these mid-term elections.
While it’s true they’re sincere about helping the party take over Congress, “the bigg

Newsweek has an item online about the 2012 Republican hopefuls for president and how they’re aiding GOP candidates around the country in these mid-term elections.

While it’s true they’re sincere about helping the party take over Congress, “the bigger priority for these ambitious politicians is figuring which 2010 outcome will put them in the best position for 2012,” the item by Andrew Romano says.

His take on Gov. Tim Pawlenty:

“T-Paw may be making the right moves nationally, but his popularity is plummeting in Minnesota. Anything less than a win for his chosen successor, Tom Emmer, who’s trailing by 11 in the latest poll, will look like a repudiation of Pawlenty’s reign.”

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Not a glowing report, maybe, but at least he’s mentioned along with seven other potential candidates.