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Iowa Republicans had a chance to hear Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty Saturday night. He is expected to run for president in 2012. Don Davis / State Capitol Bureau)

Pawlenty introduces himself to Iowa

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Key Iowa Republicans got to know Tim Pawlenty Saturday night in a speech that some considered the kick-off of his campaign in the first state to pick its presidential favorite.


The Minnesota governor made no mention of his potential presidential candidacy, but harshly attacked President Barack Obama and other Democrats. Still, pointing out problems is not enough, he added.

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