April 23rd, 2010
12:37 PM ET
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Pawlenty backs six more for 2010

Tim Pawlenty endorsed six more 2010 candidates on Friday.

Tim Pawlenty endorsed six more 2010 candidates on Friday.

Washington (CNN) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorsed two Republican Senate hopefuls and four House candidates on Friday, the latest in a series of 2010 endorsements from the potential 2012 candidate.

The newly endorsed House candidates are Joe Heck of Nevada, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Steve Chabot of Ohio and Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina.

Pawlenty is also backing Rep. Mark Kirk, the Republican candidate in Illinois hoping to capture President Obama's old Senate seat.

The lone incumbent to receive an endorsement is Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma – a leading Republican voice against the health care reform legislation.

"These candidates share my common-sense approach, and will work to stop the out-of-control spending in Washington," Pawlenty said in a statement. "Americans have had enough of Washington thinking that more government is the answer to every problem."

All four House candidates that received endorsements are targeting Democrats who voted in favor of health care reform legislation.

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  1. BB

    Stale...Boring...this goofball has got to go and he has to go quickly.
    I used to really like CNN, they are becoming more and more like Fox
    Noise. If they continue running negative stories against our President and Democrats and only highlight stupid Republican stories like this Pawlenty fool and the The racist Tea Partiers who have way too much money so they don't need to work which allows them time to go and have protests in "OUR Government paid for parks" that they do not want to pay taxes for and their idiotic leaders Bachmann and Palin, then they will lose an awful lot of viewers and when it happens, they will have "layoffs" and "pink slips". Be fair CNN!!! Keep it up and you can count on only hurting yourselves...it's the way life works!

    April 23, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Stewart - Las Vegas

    What would Timmy know about working?

    You need to worry about your own job, That you don't seem to be performing for the people of Minnesota.

    Because all you do is fly around the country "endorsing" other lazy republicans!

    April 23, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. sensible Cape Coral FL

    Is it true that if Republicans refuse to stick together, they get sent to bed without supper?

    April 23, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. geecee

    Are we supposed to get excited because Tim Pawlenty has expressed his opinion? Does it matter to anyone. I don't think so!!

    April 23, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. Annie, Atlanta

    Well said, Katiec. I get the feeling CNN is trying to peel away some of the Fox News (sic) watchers. So far, however, I've only seen idol worship, like all the news stories about Palin, or John King gushing over Cheney one Sunday morning a few months ago, and the inordinate amount of Republicans mugging for their camers and mics. When they start outright lying to us then we'll know.

    April 23, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Hongli

    Tim Pawlenty has brought Minnesota Down to it's knees. Shame,Shame,Shame.

    April 23, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    He looks like the kid with the banjo in Deliverance! Who cares what he thinks?

    April 23, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  8. Paula

    Mr. Pawlenty,
    What exactly are the "common sense" plans you speak of? Could you please bullet-point the top five or six "common sense" ideas you all agree on? These top five or six ideas must address critical issues. Our country has practically on life-support since President Obama was elected . These multiple domestic and multinational issues existed when your party ruled Washington.
    I am concerned that the "common sense" plans that were put in place when the Republican party ran Washington – landed us where we are today.

    April 23, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |

    I for one will vote in November.......After seeing the GOP games over the last year and a half, after seeing what a GOP house takeover, and GOP senate takeover looks like (think Arizona) I will vote for the DEMS.

    April 23, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. Linda from Minnesota

    Governor Pawlenty has no common sense approach to much of anything. He says he won't raise taxes but instead institutes "fees" which are a subsitute for a tax. He is a typical "Party of No" republican letting the poorest of the poor in Minnesota lose health care, cutting local government aid to cities (the cities then raise property taxes because of loss of funds), complaining about President Obama's stimulas money (while accepting it willingly) and then making it sound like road projects, etc are his idea. He's been horrible for Minnesotans and he would make a horrible president. We are glad he will no longer be our governor although all he is presently doing is running around the country running for president so he really isn't governing us anymore anyway. Goodbye, Timmy, we will not miss you.

    April 23, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. KMAN

    Timmy ... your presidential aspirations are dead on arrival ... you are a big nothing!

    April 23, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. rick

    Man you libs just love to complain... It's really incredible.

    April 23, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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