Pawlenty says ‘no’ to campaign for Senate
As a presidential candidate last week, Mr. Pawlenty told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that he didn’t have interest in the Klobuchar contest, but Republicans saw a renewed chance to recruit him after he left the presidential race Sunday.
Mr. Pawlenty, 50, ended his campaign after finishing third in an Iowa Republican straw poll. He had spent many months and millions of dollars building his campaign after two terms as Minnesota governor.
“I think he’d be a heck of a candidate for U.S. Senate,” Mr. Sutton said.
Republican leaders are trying to build a field of rivals to Ms. Klobuchar, who has strong public approval ratings and more than $3 million stocked up.
Former state Rep. Dan Severson is the only Republican to step forward. He was the party’s unsuccessful nominee for secretary of state in 2010.
Perry expresses doubts of man-made global warming
BEDFORD — GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters Wednesday that he does not believe in man-made global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proved.
“I think we’re seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists that are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change,” the Texas governor said on the first stop of a two-day trip to the first-in-the-nation primary state.