Politics Friday: Pawlenty on Governor's race, and Klobuchar on Facebook

It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics.

Tim Pawlenty speaks to reporters after a speech
Former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks to reporters after a speech inside of Edina Country Club in Edina, Minn. on Friday, March 16, 2018
Evan Frost | MPR News

First up:

Tim Pawlenty is running for Minnesota governor. After moving toward a campaign for months, he announced he'll pursue a third term. He's returning to the fray after an eight-year hiatus, needing first to win the embrace of a new-look Republican Party. He'll join MPR's Mike Mulcahy in the studio.

Then:

Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar was among the U.S. senators who questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in hearings before Congress this week. Zuckerberg faced tough questions about privacy and security on Facebook. Sen. Klobuchar talks with MPR's Mike Mulcahy about the hearings and her proposal to tighten disclosure rules for online political ads.

And finally: MPR reporters Tim Pugmire and Brian Bakst join the program for a look at the governor's race and the latest on what happened at the Minnesota Capitol this past week.

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