GOP Convention Notebook: Pawlenty bids farewell to party faithful
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty said good-bye Friday to Minnesota Republicans in his last speech to his party's convention, saying that that he is the first governor in three decades to drop Minnesota out of the 10 biggest taxing states.
That comment brought one of the biggest cheers of the day from 2,000 delegates and guests at the Minnesota Republican convention in the Minneapolis Convention Center.
"We have reduced state government spending in real terms," Pawlenty said.
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