Pawlenty Faces Questions Over Frequent Political Travel

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Posted by Rachel E. Stassen

At news conference on the day Minnesota economists announced a $1.2 billion state deficit over the next 19 months, which could swell to $5.4 billion in 2012-13, got a bit testy and awkward as journalists quizzed Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty over whether his frequent political travel and possible 2012 ambitions have interfered with his ability to run the state.