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Pawlenty revamps campaign site

ST. PAUL - Tim Pawlenty has not said whether he plans to seek a third term, but it might appear that way because Minnesota's Republican governor is rolling out improvements to his campaign Web site.

A Pawlenty video welcomes people and a form next to the video box asks visitors to "join the team." It also features a large red box where visitors can click to contribute to his campaign.

The site is to continue its overhaul over the next few weeks. The campaign also is using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Pawlenty has used his campaign to push some of his priorities between campaigns.

At least a dozen Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members say they are thinking about running, or observers think are considering getting into the 2010 race.

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton is running, one of the biggest names in the race. One of the best-known people who has not announced she is running, but is thought to be thinking about it, is House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.