The Corner

Pawlenty Shouldn’t Run Against Klobuchar

(As some people are suggesting.)

It would look like he was looking at the Senate as a consolation prize. Voters wouldn’t like it. Klobuchar is going to be hard enough to beat as it is. In 2014 he has a shot at running either for Franken’s seat or trying for governor again. (He has said he regrets not running for a third term. He would probably have won, and had a chance to work for the first time with a legislature controlled in both chambers by Republicans.)

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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