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Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told CNN that he is running for President.
Pawlenty made the straight-forward proclamation during an appearance on CNN‘s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ set to air Tuesday. Morgan asked Pawlenty if he would ever consider being Donald Trump’s running-mate on a hypothetical ticket. The former governor responded, “I’m running for president.” He then continued, “I’m not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for vice president. So I’m focused on running for president.”