An interview with Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” was laced with references to Iowa, accenting – again – the importance of the first-in-the-nation caucuses here.
Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, fields questions about whether being gay is a choice, given the debate over a new marriage pledge introduced by an Iowa advocacy group and the two-year debate over same-sex marriage here.
“I defer to the scientists in that regard,” Pawlenty answered.
And Pawlenty, who lobbed the first volley in a critique of competitor Michele Bachmann on Thursday in an interview with The Des Moines Register’s editorial board, goes a bit further, calling her record of accomplishment in Congress nonexistent.
Here’s the full transcript, released by the Pawlenty campaign, with at least a dozen references to Iowa (including his straw poll hopes, his competitors in Iowa, the Iowa caucuses, his visits to Iowa, the Iowa Poll and Iowa news coverage) in the 18-minute, 45-second interview:
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