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Tim Pawlenty, announcing 2012 any day now? Establish PAC in Iowa

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has formed political action committees in Iowa and New Hampshire, two states expected to hold the first 2012 presidential nominating contests, to help him raise money for candidates this year.

Freedom First PAC-Iowa was registered in Iowa last Thursday, June 10, said Charlie Smithson of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board. The statement registering the PAC says its purpose is "to support the election of candidates with similar viewpoints." The PAC's chairman is listed as Tim Owens of St. Paul, Minn., while the treasurer is Mark Havlicek of Clive and the parent entity is the federal Freedom First PAC. A checking account for Freedom First PAC - Iowa has been opened at BB&T bank in Alexandria, Va.

While the move is expected to be aimed at this November's election, Pawlenty has also visited Iowa twice in the past year -- once last November to headline the Republican Party of Iowa's fall fundraising dinner at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, and again in April to speak at Iowans for Tax Relief's taxpayer day event -- further raising speculation about him building up towards a bid for the White House in 2012.


If you want to know more about Tim Pawlenty here you go.


TIM PAWLENTY is regarded as one of the nation's most innovative, energetic, reform-minded and accomplished governors. Now serving his second term as the 39th governor of Minnesota, Governor Pawlenty has brought increased accountability to state government, held the line on taxes, improved K-12 education standards and made Minnesota a leader in energy reform.

As Governor, he has balanced Minnesota's budget three times without raising taxes, despite facing record budget deficits. Governor Pawlenty's most notable accomplishments include proposing and signing into law significant new benefits for veterans and members of the military; enacting a property tax cap, eliminating the marriage penalty and cutting taxes; toughening the state's education standards; reforming the way teachers are paid through a nation-leading performance pay plan; instituting free-market health care reforms that increase accountability and provide tax credits to encourage the use of health savings accounts; and implementing a plan to Americanize our energy sources by generating 25% of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Under Governor Pawlenty's leadership, Minnesota leads the nation in a variety of measures. Minnesota ranks first among states in Fortune 500 companies per capita, first in overall quality of life, first in homeownership, first in percentage of residents with a high school diploma, and first in residents over 25 with a bachelors degree. Minnesota has the highest average ACT scores in the nation and is among the "Healthiest States in America."

Pawlenty grew up in South St. Paul, Minnesota. The only child in his family to graduate from college, he attended the University of Minnesota and practiced law in the private sector. His public service career includes serving as a criminal prosecutor, Eagan City Councilmember, and ten-year member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, including four years as House Majority Leader. Pawlenty served as Chair of the National Governors Association and on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the Achieve Inc. Board of Directors and the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute Board of Directors. He is Chair of the Education Commission of the States and former Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association.

Pawlenty and his wife, Mary have two daughters.


www.governor.state.mn.us...





I don't like any Republicans, except Ron Paul. But we all know this guy won't make it, he is way to moderate and as of late unless you are recieving the Tea Party stamp of approval you don't win. And they are only supporting far-right politicians, not center-right. Sorry Tim.




posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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I don't like any Republicans, except Ron Paul. But we all know this guy won't make it, he is way to moderate and as of late unless you are recieving the Tea Party stamp of approval you don't win. And they are only supporting far-right politicians, not center-right. Sorry Tim.


Wrong. I am one of the 3 original members of our tea party in my town. I am much less active now, but the local Tea Party here is HUGE! Bringining 10,000 + to rallies!

This Governor sounds great on what you posted. I would like to see his opponents take on his actions as governor, but believe me, we (The Tea Party) do not want "far" anything! We want Moral, Upstanding, Moderates that are Conservative when it comes to immigration, abortion, taxes, smaller government, but we also want a taste of liberal/progressive when it comes to repealing all the ridiculous laws, looking for new energy, extending benefits to families/veterans/citizens.

Mostly, we just want moral characters that will do what they feel is right, despite the polls, the press, and the political correctness of it.

We want TRUE LEADERS, that represent their constituents.

I would like to read more on this Governor, because personally I am not completely sold on Ron Paul. I like his stances on things, but he seems a little kooky, and he doesn't seem to take his own campaign seriously enough. He lets too much fringe stuff in with the "revolution" stickers, and the crazy radio shows that he frequents.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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I hope that shows a little bit more about Tim Pawlenty. If there is any Republican I would prefer in 2012 is Pawlenty, he's conservative but not way out there like Palin and Gingrich.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:18 PM
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Thank You. I will have to wait until I get home to watch the videos.




I hope that shows a little bit more about Tim Pawlenty. If there is any Republican I would prefer in 2012 is Pawlenty, he's conservative but not way out there like Palin and Gingrich.


Nobody that I know is considering Palin as a viable option. I certainly will not vote for her, and I will discourage to the point of ridicule anybody that thinks she is our next great leader.

Glenn Beck, Gingrich, FOX news, also do not represent the Tea Party or the average American. They are parasites making a buck off of the real sentiment that is growing in the country. I suppose the serve the purpose of being the yin to the ra-ra Obama presses yang, but they do not speak for the average American. The real movement and support lies between MSNBC and FOX. It watches both and tries its damdest to glean out a few facts among all the rhetoric and opinion. It listens to what politicians say, but it also looks at their backgrounds and records.

For me, I believe this November will be the turning point in our Nation's history. The government will be vastly overhauled at the polls or otherwise. I pray it happens at the polls, because I do not believe the American people will sit by another two years if for some reason the polls don't reflect what we all know to be true.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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I will never vote for a single politician who won't raise tariffs to protect American workers or is against enforcing anti-trust laws.

Everyone else is not worth voting for.


These are top issues for me....as well as campaign finance reform. If a politician does not support these issues...I'm not voting for them.

I refuse to vote for the "lesser of two evils" as it still leads to the same place.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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I wouldn't vote for him because I'm on the far-left. Wait, no... Ya know what, I'm not on the far-left. I'm sick of saying that crap. I am a Traditional Democrat. I believe in government helping Americans in their time of need, protecting and enforcing workers rights, taking on big business when necessary(even nationalizing), helping people when they are oppressed by a tyrant causing genocide, giving people their moral freedoms, and not lying to the people. I am basically a supporter of the Working families in this country, and if I have to be labeled as far-left so be it.

I am now announcing I will drop the term Progressive/Socialist and adopt the real meaning of being a person who looks out for the working families. A Traditional Democrat. I am in the ranks of JFK, FDR and to a lesser extent LBJ.



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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I think on the surface your views and mine would be vastly different, but I have a theory that I hope to turn into a campaign platform. I believe that we all want exactly the same thing, we just have different avenues that we believe will attain it. I don't believe that anybody is "anti-environment" or "pro-baby killing." People have certain views for a good reason, and we all want what is best for the country, our families, ourselves.

I think the recent politician that mentioned land-mines at the border should be hobbled and horse-whipped, but I do think the border needs secured. I also think the immigration process should be simplified and streamlined and all the immigrants that want to come "legally" should be encouraged to do so. I think the people that bomb abortion clinics are murderers, but I also don't think it should be an acceptable form of "birth" control. It should be reserved for extreme situations. I think the US having the largest prison population in the world is ridiculous, and we need to stop criminalizing every little thing. I agree with you on helping families in need and protecting workers, but I think there should be a penalty for someone already receiving benefits and getting pregnant again. Why should we continue to fund bad behavior? We need to help them get on their feet, get through a tough spot, get some education or training, but we don't need to pay them to have more babies.

I am totally against the Nationalizing of corporations as you put it, because it destroys the premise of Capitalism. If we want to admit we are Socialist and Nationalize everything, maybe I could support it, but we can't have small businesses trying to compete with "too big to fail" corporations. Let the bad business plans die and let the new innovative ones take their place.

I bet you and I could have a rational discussion and hash out the "Perfect Political Platform" and if we could, then we could both run for an office!



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 06:12 PM
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If I was the Democrat and you were the Republican we could definitely meet half way. Let me show you what I mean.

I believe we need to stop illegal Immigrants from crossing the border, I think placing guards on the border is best, fences never work and they only divide us further.

Maybe we should establish a point system, where only members who will give to our country and not just take.

I think abortion should be legal, but not used as birth control or after a certain time.

I think if we stop being morality police and more peace police by legalizing things that won’t hurt others and stop privatizing prisons leading to those prison owners bribing judges to send people who commit petty crimes to prison.

We agree on the assisting people part but I’m sure we disagree on the extent we should assist people. I support public college and pre-k, paid maternity and paternity leave, paid 4 weeks off of work, minimum wage of 10% of the maximum wage of the highest earner in any company, strengthening Labor Unions role in society, guaranteed 100 weeks of unemployment, and many other things.

I only support nationalizing things that are needed by the public such as public transit, public water, public mail, public electricity, public heating oil, banking, and only nationalizing other businesses when they are harming America and Americans.

And end “too big to fail” once and for all. We should have very strict regulation and re-establish anti-trust laws, set up tariffs, and establish fair trade to keep American jobs in America.

I even bet if the parties platforms were just like ours we could compromise and keep promises to our constituents and get the job done effectively and efficiently.

[edit on 6/16/2010 by Misoir]



posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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Is he supposed to come back to Iowa anytime soon for a rally or something? If so, I would go seeing how i live in Iowa as it is.
Would like to check this guy out in person.




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