Another Republican Is Running For President In 2012

03.22.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Pro-lifer and former 2-term Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty announced yesterday he is forming an exploratory committee to decide whether or not to run for the presidency in 2012. He said in a news conference Monday, quote, "We're filing the paperwork today to form an exploratory committee to run on the Republican ticket for president of the United States. We're doing this because this is the greatest nation the world has ever known and it's in trouble, and it needs a new direction, and it needs new leadership." Following Governor Pawlenty's two terms, the number of abortions in Minnesota dropped 14 percent and reached a 35-year low. He said Monday President Obama is taking the nation in the wrong direction.