June 19th, 2008
10:35 AM ET
14 years ago

Pawlenty: No V.P. discussions with McCain campaign

(CNN) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be in the spotlight Thursday evening when John McCain makes two campaign stops in Minneapolis and St. Paul, but Pawlenty - often floated as a possible running mate for McCain - continues to deny that he is being considered for a vice presidential nod.

On Tuesday's edition of "The Situation Room," Wolf Blitzer asked Pawlenty if the McCain campaign had begun to "vet" him.

"They have not," Pawlenty said. "I haven't been asked. I don't expect to be asked. But you're always kind to inquire about that, Wolf."

Pawlenty was again asked about being on the ticket Wednesday by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, but he again dismissed the speculation.

"I'm honored to have my name mentioned,” Pawlenty answered. "The fact is, I haven't been asked, and I don't expect to be asked."

According the newspaper, Pawlenty was asked point blank if he has had any discussions with the McCain campaign.

The governor issued a straightforward response: "None."

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  1. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    I saw Obama decide to NOT go to Iowa because of the flooding. And he did this so as to not distract emergency workers and law enforcement from helping the citizens of that state.
    He then went a little later and actually helped shovel sand bags.

    I'm worndering the same thing about Mrs. McCain. Maybe she'll show up next week in Iowa and Missouri. But perhaps she's proud to be in Vietnam right now?

    June 19, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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