October 27th, 2009
06:52 PM ET
5 years ago

Pawlenty to raise money for Senate Republicans

Pawlenty will speak in Washington next month.
Pawlenty will speak in Washington next month.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Tim Pawlenty has added another stop to his increasingly busy national itinerary.

The Minnesota governor will speak at a lunch to raise money for the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the group's fall meeting in Washington next month, GOP officials told CNN. The NRSC sent a letter to supporters Tuesday with a fundraising pitch from the governor, who recently formed a new political action committee called "Freedom First" and is considering a presidential run in 2012.

"America is successful in large part because we are the freest people the world has ever known," Pawlenty wrote in the e-mail. "These freedoms are now being threatened by the rapid expansion of our government led by liberal Democrats in Washington."

"I look forward to sharing the message of Freedom First with supporters from across America who are helping us rebuild our conservative ranks in 2010," he wrote.

Pawlenty's letter goes on to solicit a contributions for the NRSC, which is tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate. The fall meeting takes place on Nov. 16 and 17.

Mitt Romney, a possible rival for the 2012 GOP nomination, spoke at an NRSC dinner earlier this year.


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Maybe he should share the spotlight with Michele Bachmann and they can BOTH slit their wrists - on TV. I'd pay to see that. Heck, I'd help them both.

    October 27, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  2. Whaz Up

    I just donated $500.00 to the DNC and I'll keep donating every two weeks as long as idiots like Palin, Steele, Gingrich, Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, GULLIANI are around!

    October 27, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  3. dan smith

    Keep up the good fight Senator Pawlenty, this Traitor in Chief needs to be stopped.

    October 27, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  4. dan smith

    The Traitor in Chief isn't going to know what hit him in 2012.

    October 27, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. dan smith

    Evil most be opposed, it is every American's obligation to do so and Obama is evil.

    October 27, 2009 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  6. GOP desparate

    Palin from Alaska called in to help New York and Iowa

    Pawlenty to give plenty of help to GOP Senate races

    GOP, talent run dry

    October 27, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. jen

    does this guy ever go away.

    October 27, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  8. Obama fails= Americans win

    we dont even need money. It willl be like shooting fish in a barrel, with the dems in 2010 and 2012

    October 27, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  9. Susan

    Tim Pawlenty is arrogant, negative, and totally insincere - NOT Presidential material.

    October 27, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  10. jaye

    Just more republican lies and untruths.

    October 27, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  11. Kim in MN

    Oh Tim I'll give you $5.00 if you quit now

    October 27, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. AJ

    Joe Lieberman will most likely join him in raising money for republicans.

    October 27, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    He's only doing this as part of his desperate quest for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, to try to make himself seem important.

    What a loser!

    October 27, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  14. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Tim looks like the "Deliverence" kid with the banjo!

    October 27, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. Kent

    You mean Orly Taitz's alter ego is raising money for the GOP?

    October 27, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  16. Sarah, Northern Colorado

    Doesn't Governor Pawlenty have better things to do with his time? You know, like being the governor of the state of Minnesota?

    October 27, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  17. Seattle

    Go stick your head down under the water 3 times and come out only twice the world needs a rest so dont have to hear your quacker or see another party of not come to roost.
    Would you ever make the choice easy and a landmark of a landslide .WOW

    Obams 2012

    October 27, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  18. They call me "tater salad"

    Pawlenty looks like one of those guys at an Amway Convention promoting the lastest in cutting edge, state of the art "pyramid sceme" technology and failing miserably at it. If the right wing wackos want to put all their eggs in one basket with this ineffective, failing Govenor, hack? then God help 'em!

    October 27, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. Vic of New York

    Hey Tim, why don't you just ask FOX News for a handout? They seem to run your Republican Party anyway!

    What I love about the "Patriotic Right" is how easily they let a bunch of foreigners and aliens run our country.

    Australia is not our friend! We don't need a pack of Australians and an Australian News Network (FOX) subverting our country. Beware of the treasonous Right who call themselves Republicans!

    October 27, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  20. MJ Stoddard

    If this had been a Republican the whole freaking world would be calling for his head on a stick! But NO not some pseudo intelligent imbicile from the far left (democrap)!

    October 27, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  21. garrett

    I thought that President Bush and the Republican congress were irresponsible spenders but now President Obama, Pelosi and Reid have proven to be way more irresponsible. Its like Democrats always want to spend more and more and then come back and say we have to raise taxes....we need more republican and independents who can be fiscally responsible. The Democrats fail us again.

    October 27, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. Another Brain Washed Republican

    Well, Republicans are very well brain washed by fox and Right wing radio. Do not you think, all the time, from 24×7, cycle, they just keep bashing the liberals.

    Republican Brain-Washed think, by just bashing smart liberals and the government. you guy think your making progress in american.

    You will end-up your life Angry, and Brain-washed and Useless to this Great Country.

    Think Smart before you talk. Just do not repeat what you hear from RADIO and FOX New

    October 27, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. Ted Tartaglia

    Why would anyone want to give money to politicians who have no ideas, no plan, and no credibility? I guess the old adage that a fool and his money are soon parted applies to Republican'ts or as they are now trying to call themselves, conservateases.

    October 27, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  24. JIlli

    Pawlenty is a big money raiser? BWAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    October 27, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. m smith

    Just what we need another rightwing nut job,bible thumping hate monger. Wait to see what happens if ol Mitt get's the nod next time. The Christian God is love group will be out to get him as a cultist.

    October 27, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
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