Allstate CEO Tom Wilson, who chairs the Roundtable, cited Pawlenty’s ability to find common ground in making the announcement today. “He understands that while policy makers sincerely desire to improve economic opportunities for all Americans, they also have different political philosophies,” said Wilson.
Pawlenty, 51, was governor of Minnesota from 2003-1011 after serving in the state’s house of representatives.
“I realize there is still work to be done to continue to earn customers’ confidence,” Pawlenty said in a statement.
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