Wednesday, March 31, 2010

T-Paw to announce endorsements at Facebook town hall

In about an hour I will be attending the town hall discussed below.

From the Washington Post:

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will endorse seven Republican candidates for House and Senate at a Facebook town hall event tonight, according to well-informed sources.

The "Pawlenty Seven" are: Tim Burns in Pennsylvania's 12th district, Bob Dold in Illinois 10th, Sean Duffy in Wisconsin's 7th, Charles Djouin Hawaii's 1st, Pat Meehan in Pennsylvania's 7th and, on the Senate side, former Rep. Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Gov. John Hoeven (N.D.)

Pawlenty, a near-certain 2012 presidential candidate, will make the announcement at the start of the town hall, which begins at 7:15 eastern time tonight and will feature him taking 30 minutes of live questions.

"Washington is headed in the wrong direction," Pawlenty is expected to say. "These candidates share my common-sense approach to governing, and will work to stop the out-of-control spending in Washington." (Worth noting: Pawlenty isn't backing any incumbents, a move likely aimed at reinforcing his outsider status within the party.)

Related posts:

T-Paw on runaway Washington spending and the 2010 elections

T-Paw proposes Minnesota teachers reapply for tenure every five years

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