WASHINGTON, D.C. — Norm Coleman lavished praise on Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty today after his fellow Republican announced that he would not seek a third term.
“Tim Pawlenty is the son of hardworking Minnesotans who has rolled up his sleeves to stand for the values his Mom and Dad built this state upon, and has provided extraordinary, principled leadership for Minnesota,” Coleman said in a statement. “He has been the taxpayers’ champion, and effectively used his veto pen to slow down wasteful government spending. I am hopeful that he will continue to be a voice for fiscal responsibility and effective government.”