Tim Pawlenty
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"Timothy James" ""Tim"" "Pawlenty" is president and CEO of Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington, D.C.-based industry advocacy group. He was a Republican Party (United States)/Republican politician who served as the List of Governors of Minnesota/39th Governor of Minnesota (2003–2011). He previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives (1993–2003), where he was Minnesota House Majority Leader/majority leader for two terms. In 2011 he entered the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and later was a potential vice presidential nominee before serving as co-chair of Mitt Romney's campaign.

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The modern infrastructure, past operational performance, and recruiting/retention successes combine to make the 148th one of the premier Air National Guard organizations in the country and serve as a basis for continuation of the 148th.

Today, Minnesota takes another step toward reducing our dependence on foreign oil while improving our environment and our rural economy.

I think we are doing the prescription medicine equivalent of the Boston Tea Party.

The Minnesota Air National Guard is ready and eager to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Our country has been asleep at the switch on these things. The basic economics are that the supply of fossil fuels is limited and the demand is outstripping the supply. It's a recipe for continued crisis if we don't start changing our ways.

I'm a Republican. Let's go out into the world market and try to get a better deal for Americans.

What a great piece of progress this is.

Very few are willing to say publicly what is on the minds of most legislators and the overwhelming majority of the public: a special session for stadiums or any other non-emergency issues is the wrong idea at the wrong time.

We anticipate it won't just be the mayors, ... but it'll be church leaders and faith leaders and non-profit leaders who will come forward from these communities and will help and assist with the effort. But the contact point and encouragement is initially going to come on a city level and the mayors that we've identified will help coordinate that.