ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is considering a run for his old job, according to a longtime adviser.
The current lobbyist for Wall Street scheduled a Feb. 12 meeting with Republican donors and other Minnesota political insiders, former top aide Brian McClung tells Fox 9, just weeks after declaring publicly that he would not run for U.S. Senate in a special election later this year.
"Governor Pawlenty is considering running for governor and will be talking with Minnesotans over the coming weeks to assess support and gather advice," McClung said.
The longtime GOP politician and insider also briefly ran for president during the 2012 election cycle but disappointing poll numbers soon forced the 57-year-old out of the race. Pawlenty previously stated he was retired politically, but never shut the door on public life completely.