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GOP watch: If you didn't already know T-Paw is running...

Tim Pawlenty is up with his first biographical spot (seriously), focusing on hockey, his St. Paul youth, and his governing philosophy. He makes the case for being able to relate to the middle class. He's often talked about Republicans needing to be more Sam's Club than Country Club. He also talks of his fiscal policy. He even takes up some Tea Party themes -- "freedom," the "Constitution," etc. (Hat tip: Ben Smith)