Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty spoke in Denver, where the Democratic National Convention is being held, to support Republican candidate John McCain. (MPR Photo/Mark Zdechlik)
President, U.S. Senate, Congress, and the Minnesota House of Representatives are the major races in the campaign of 2008. This is the first presidential election without an incumbent or sitting vice president involved since 1952.
Why not Pawlenty?
August 29, 2008
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with New York University professor Paul Light, author of "Vice-Presidential Power," about why McCain did not choose Pawlenty.