“I wish it would have been different. But, obviously, the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist. And so we’re going to end the campaign,” the two-term governor said.
Before he dropped out of the race, Pawlenty told the Star Tribune that he wouldn’t run for Senate this cycle.
Klobuchar won her first term in 2006 with 58 percent of the vote. Fifteen months before the election, she faces what appears to be only nominal opposition from former state Rep. Dan Severson (R). Severson lost his 2010 bid to be secretary of state, 46 percent to 49 percent.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.