Pawlenty on the presidential campaign trail this summer. (AP)
In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, Pawlenty said he would not mount another campaign for the White House, but he said he would be open to running for Congress, possibly by challenging Sen. Al Franken in 2014.
Pawlenty said he isn't interested in challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012. But he wouldn't take any other options off the table, among them another run for governor or a challenge to Minnesota's other U.S. senator, Democrat Al Franken, in 2014.
"I don't know what the future holds and beyond what I've just described, I haven't ruled anything in or out," Pawlenty said.
Pawlenty, who endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in September, said in hindsight, he probably poured too many resources into the Iowa straw poll instead of giving his campaign a national focus.
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