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Pawlenty on the ticket? Two presidential thinkers assess his chances

Larry Jacobs discusses the probability that Pawlenty will share Romney's ticket.

"The key fact to keep in mind," Jacobs told me, is that running-mates "generally make no significant positive difference to the electoral fortunes of the presidential candidate. They are picked in the contemporary era for governing purposes and compatibility with the top guy.

June 20, 2012

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