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Pawlenty throws in the towel

Published:Monday | June 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM
On health care, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's position is clear, as is that of President Barack Obama. Obama defends his federal health-care overhaul and Romney opposes it.

WASHINGTON (AP):

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty says he has told Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to look elsewhere for a running mate.

Pawlenty, who competed briefly last year for the GOP nomination before dropping out and endorsing Romney, says he thinks he could serve the Republican ticket better in other ways.

Pawlenty says being asked to run as vice-president with Romney would be an honour.

But Pawlenty tells CBS' 'Face the Nation' that he's "encouraged people who asked this question in the campaign to look at other prospects."