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Klobuchar, Pawlenty on veep list


ST. PAUL - One of the country's most quoted political scientists labels U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Gov. Tim Pawlenty as potential vice presidential candidates.

Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics said the Minnesota governor is a conservative who offers a "Midwest twist, executive experience." It is good that Republican Pawlenty, whom he called a "McCain favorite," is from a swing state.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.