Pawlenty running for president

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for the GOP presidential nomination and will announce his bid Monday in Iowa.

That's according to an adviser with direct knowledge of the plans. The adviser tells The Associated Press Pawlenty will declare his candidacy at a town hall style event in Des Moines.

The move was widely expected. Pawlenty has been laying the groundwork for a run for more than a year.

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