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Republican presidential hopeful, former Minnesota Gov.Tim Pawlenty speaks at the

Pawlenty: An economic pro or crafty budget setter?

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A no-new-taxes philosophy guided Tim Pawlenty's budget approach as Minnesota governor. Accounting tricks, a well-timed infusion of stimulus money from Washington and word games kept the Republican mostly on that course.

The newly minted presidential candidate hopes Republican primary voters will see him as an economic pro accustomed to dealing with red ink and capable of confronting the nation's colossal fiscal problems.

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