Aide: Pawlenty running for president

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty speaks during a Tea Party rally Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

May 20, 2011 8:12:35 AM PDT
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running for president and will declare his candidacy on Monday in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, an adviser told The Associated Press.