by Laura McCallum

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday he will have an announcement “shortly” on whether he’ll run for his old job.

The two-term Republican spoke about technology and the changing workforce at an event with southwest metro chambers of commerce at the Edina Country Club.

After his speech, he said an upcoming fundraising stop in Florida is “warming up the engine” for a possible run.

“We have a lot of Minnesotans who spend some time elsewhere, so we’re also open to getting support from those Minnesotans if they happen to be in other places,” said Pawlenty. “It just happened to be that was the first thing that leaked into the press but it could have easily been all the other stuff we’re doing in Minnesota.”

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