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It's not Pawlenty


Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not be John McCain's running mate.

"I am just honored to be considered and I am honored to be governor of the great state of Minnesota," he said this morning during his weekly radio show at the Minnesota State Fair.

McCain announces his vice presidential candidate this morning in Dayton, Ohio. Early today, Pawlenty said he would not be the one.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.