Pawlenty’s First-in-the-Nation Plaudits

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Minn. Guv nods to winners in Iowa, New Hampshire in post-election missives.

Pawlenty Statement on Iowa Election, Judges

“Voters in Iowa rejected big government and elected conservatives up and down the ticket. Governor Branstad, Secretary Schultz, Secretary Northey, Auditor Vaudt, Kraig Paulsen and the newly elected Republicans in the state legislature will fight for fiscal responsibility and keep a lid on taxes to create new jobs. Our Freedom First PAC in Iowa was proud to support dozens of these candidates and congratulates them on their historic victories.

“To their great credit, voters in Iowa yesterday exercised their right to remove judges who were making laws, rather than interpreting them. They broadcast to Iowa and to the nation the clear and strong reminder that the Constitution says ‘We the people’ not ‘We the judges’. The people of Iowa defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and activist judges wrongly attempted to undermine that.”

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Pawlenty Statement on Republican Victories in New Hampshire

“During the 2010 elections I had the privilege of visiting the Granite State a number of times. During each successive visit I could sense a palpable momentum growing behind freedom and prosperity. It culminated in a historic victory for Republican leaders such as Kelly Ayotte, Frank Guinta, Charlie Bass and others. I am especially thrilled to have gotten to know rising stars such as Jim Forsythe, Gary Lambert and Nancy Stiles. Congratulations to Gov. John Sununu and the bold Republican leadership for mounting such a powerful Granite State comeback.”

Related Topics: 2012 Elections, Midterm Elections, Republican Party

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