Tim Pawlenty's video message to the SRLC

The Minnesota governor skipped the GOP confab in New Orleans, but sends along a video presentation anyway

Published April 10, 2010 6:11PM (EDT)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty skipped the Southern Republican Leadership Conference here to welcome home troops from Iraq instead. But the delegates at the GOP confab will still see a video message from Pawlenty (which Politico's Ben Smith noticed and posted shortly after it appeared on Pawlenty's YouTube page).

Watch it here, before the SRLC sees it:

By Mike Madden

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