Pawlenty strongly disputes allegations he has checked out as state's governor
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty is not going quietly.
With less than two weeks left as Minnesota governor, Pawlenty came out swinging Tuesday when asked about allegations he already has mentally moved on to the national political scene, leaving Minnesota behind.
The Republican governor told Forum Communications and ECM Publishers in one of his final Minnesota interviews that he has remained connected to his job despite his national political efforts.