Pawlenty blasts Bachmann

Republican presidential candidate and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington, Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman)

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a “nonexistent” record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress.

Pawlenty, who’s behind in the polls and lagging in fundraising, says that as a former Minnesota governor, he has executive experience and achieved results under challenging circumstances.

A poll last month in early-voting Iowa put former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and tea party favorite Bachmann at the top. Pawlenty was back in the pack despite an aggressive campaign in the state.

He tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that early polls aren’t good indicators of anything.

Pawlenty says that over the next 60 days, he needs to show “significant progress.” He’s pointing to the Iowa Republican Party’s straw poll on Aug. 13 and thinks he’ll prevail.

One Response to "Pawlenty blasts Bachmann"

  1. b mcclellan  July 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    For what it’s worth the Congress as a whole has been non existent in it’s effort to serve America as per their oath of office since the Korean war.
    For this boob to be tossing dubious soft rocks from his own personal outhouse of failure almost makes me want to defend Air Heads everywhere.
    What about that deficit you left in your wake for your fellow Minnesotans Timmy ?

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