Pawlenty shakes up staff at financial lobbying group

  • Article by: Jim Spencer and Rachel Stassen-Berger , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: December 8, 2013 - 7:02 AM

Changes at Financial Services Roundtable come at 14-month mark of his tenure as CEO.

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allhailfsmDec. 7, 13 6:18 PM

No matter how badly a republican office holder screws up the system, they always seem to land o hige pile of money.

TPaw was " representing the interests of banking, insurance, asset management, finance and credit card companies" during the whole time he was our governer.

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hanson64Dec. 7, 13 6:48 PM

I always felt Pawlenty was an example of the high school kid who aimed to be president without any true reflection on whether he had the talent for it. I will always think of him as the ultimate lightweight. I am so thankful he is not in a position to mess up Minnesota anymore and certainly glad he is not President.

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lee4713Dec. 7, 13 7:15 PM

Hmm, T-Paw was against loans for the expansion of Orchestra Hall, then he was for them; funny how the two most powerful Board members both work for large banks. Then T-Paw lands himself a nice job lobbying for the financial industry . . . .

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kenw1952wDec. 7, 13 7:29 PM

"The round table, known as FSR, represents the interests of banking, insurance, asset management, finance and credit card companies. ".......TPaw does what TPaw does best, screw over the taxpayer. Easy to see why he was cherry-picked for the position but hopefully he fails at this job like he unfortunately did on his last one. With that kind of a salary he should be able to finally get his house out of hock. The little guy should be so lucky.

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I'll say this about thatDec. 7, 13 7:40 PM

Tell me some NEW NEWS, Pawlenty is SO Yesterday.

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forpeopleDec. 7, 13 8:05 PM

Pawlenty fits right in with the banksters. He certainly doesn't belong in public service. He serves his masters all right but not the public.

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divineleftDec. 7, 1311:07 PM

Thank you Governor Dayton for finally fixing the accounting shifts and other gimmicks that Pawlenty used to cover up the fact that he was always about keeping taxes (fees?) low for the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else. Looks like he is now getting taken care of for having done so.

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divineleftDec. 7, 1311:08 PM

Thank you Governor Dayton for finally fixing the accounting shifts and other gimmicks that Pawlenty used to cover up the fact that he was always about keeping taxes (fees?) low for the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else. Looks like he is now getting taken care of for having done so.

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nomedsDec. 8, 13 8:00 AM

The party of small Gov't only applies when its not them making $millions, because Pawlenty's lobby group does only one thing and that is to lobby the Gov't to get what they want. With a smaller Gov't, his lobbyist group wouldn't be needed by the mega corporations.

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chewie3Dec. 8, 13 8:04 AM

Eric Hoplin is from Detroit Lakes. I was in church the day he gave our congregation a speech as a graduating senior. I sat amazed as he told us his future wasn't in D.L.; he aspired to bigger things. It was a huge slap in the face to anyone listening (except his parents, I suppose). And there is the the fundraising issue back in 2004. I can see why he's Tim's guy.

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