Tim Pawlenty: “I’m not disappointed”

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Confirming that he will not be traveling to Virginia tomorrow for Mitt Romney’s formal announcement of a running mate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said late Friday night that he is “not disappointed” about not being on the GOP ticket, reports Carrie Dann of NBC News.

“I didn’t enter this thinking I was going to be the vice presidential candidate, so I’m not disappointed,” Pawlenty said of his advocacy for Romney since endorsing him last year. “And I’m excited about his candidacy, and I’m excited about having him be the next president.”

Pawlenty has four public events in New Hampshire tomorrow, a busy schedule which he said he will keep despite Romney’s event to announce his running mate in Norfolk, VA.

“I am keeping my schedule in New Hampshire tomorrow, won’t be at the announcement,” he told reporters outside a hotel here in Manchester. “So you can deduce from there that since I’m keeping my schedule in New Hampshire, I can’t also be in Virginia at the same time.”

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