Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota will announced soon that he will not run for re-election in 2010. No, he's not from Colorado, however this could hint at a run for higher office.
A source who spoke with the Governor said that he had "made up his mind a while back."
Pawlenty has been Governor for two terms and is pondering a run for President in 2012. He had the potential to be vulnerable in 2010, and if he lost re-elected that would hurt his possibly Presidential big in 2012. Perhaps we could see him campaigning in Colorado in 2012.