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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: McCain avoids THE question

ST. PAUL - John McCain was about to end his town hall meeting in the ornate St. Paul Landmark Center Thursday night when he decided to allow one more question.

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ST. PAUL - John McCain was about to end his town hall meeting in the ornate St. Paul Landmark Center Thursday night when he decided to allow one more question.

He wished he had not done that, but reporters were happy.

The man asked if Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty would be the Republican candidate's running mate. McCain joked that the meeting was over, but then went on to say that Pawlenty has a bright future in the party and the country.

But McCain did not touch on whether Pawlenty would be his pick as vice president.

Earlier that day, a U.S. News and World Report writer said McCain insiders put Pawlenty at the top of the list.

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And earlier in the week, The Hill newspaper of Washington, D.C. carried a story from what was described as a lengthy interview with the GOP governor.

The story outlined Pawlenty's long support for McCain, including serving as a national campaign co-chairman. And it goes on to discuss how he selling his conservative credentials nationwide, an apparent attempt to win support.

While Pawlenty sat down for a long interview with an inside-politics newspaper in Washington, he rejects most such interview requests from Minnesota media.

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