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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to announce via Facebook that he is forming a 2012 presidential exploratory committee, the Washington Post reports. The announcement – scheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon – will make Pawlenty the first presidential candidate ever to launch a campaign using the social networking site.
Pawlenty is the first viable GOP candidate to start the formal bid-seeking process in the 2012 presidential race (second if you count long-shot candidate Herman Cain, which we don’t).
You can watch Pawlenty’s announcement here.
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