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Pawlenty Of Speculation

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty did what he could to try and tamp down speculation that he's a front-runner to be John McCain's running mate. Pawlenty told reporters this week that he doesn't expect it. "I'm honored to have my name mentioned," Pawlenty said according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "The fact is, I haven't been asked, and I don't expect to be asked." And today, Pawlenty told reporters that the McCain campaign has not asked him for any information, something that's required during the vetting process, reports the AP. Pawlenty also said he has not talked to McCain or anyone at the campaign about the second slot.

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