Pawlenty quits DC lobbying job as he mulls bid for governor

By |2018-02-06T15:15:14-06:00February 6th, 2018|

Republican former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quit his lobbying job in Washington as he mulls a run to regain the seat he held for two terms. Pawlenty will step down in March as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade group and lobbying arm for the banking and insurance industries. The group announced without explanation Tuesday that Pawlenty is leaving. The group says he'll be missed. Pawlenty, who's been reticent about his political plans, recently emailed a select group, inviting them for a gathering Feb. 12 billed as an "important meeting regarding Minnesota's future." Pawlenty served as governor from [...]