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It's not Pawlenty, it's Alaska governor -- and darkhorse candidate -- Sarah Palin

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not be John McCain's running mate.

Instead, it appeared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be the pick.


National media began to report at mid-morning McCain that picked the 44-year-old Alaskan, who would be introduced at an 11 a.m. speech in Dayton, Ohio.

Palin is the first and youngest governor of Alaska, but had only been mentioned as a dark horse running mate possibility.

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