Tim Pawlenty is expected to announce he's starting the process of running for president today, the Associated Press reports:
Aides say Tim Pawlenty will take the first formal step toward a presidential bid Monday afternoon with the likely creation of an exploratory committee.
Using Facebook, the former Minnesota governor is expected to make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT. The move almost certainly will lead to a full-blow candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
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