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Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Union leaders blast Pawlenty, warn of depressed support for Obama amid pension talk


Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (R). (Laura Segall - Getty Images)
Union leaders and other federal worker representatives fired back Tuesday at new Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty over his call for freezing the salaries of federal workers and reducing the size of the workforce.

Pawlenty (R), a former Minnesota governor, made the comments Monday in Des Moines during the formal launch of his presidential campaign and said he would be coming to Washington this week to underscore the message about cutting federal spending.

But federal worker advocates challenged Pawlenty on his facts and said his words were based more in politics than reality.

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