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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses a Minnesota Republican Party rally for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Wednesday in Minneapolis. Associated Press

Rising stars Pawlenty and Palin share stage at rally in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS - Two rising Republicans shared the stage at a Minneapolis political rally on Wednesday, foreshadowing a potential race to the party's 2012 presidential nomination.


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who competed for the second spot on Sen. John McCain's presidential ticket two years ago, addressed more than 10,000 Republicans at the Minneapolis Convention Center to raise money for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

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