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Photo by Don Davis Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces Tuesday that he will not run for a third term. The Minnesota Republican said he could have won, but two terms is enough.

Pawlenty 'not ruling anything in or out'

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ST. PAUL - Tim Pawlenty rules out another run for Minnesota governor, but keeps the door open for offices such as the presidency.

"I still have lots of energy and ideas," Pawlenty said to a packed Tuesday news conference. "But being governor should not be a permanent position for someone. When it comes to how long someone should stay in an elected position, a little less is better than too much."


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