EDINA, Minn. (AP) - Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he'll have an announcement soon on whether he'll make a run for his old office.

After speaking Friday at a Chamber of Commerce event in Edina, Pawlenty declined to say whether he's definitely in. He called it "an answer for another day."

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Pawlenty says an upcoming fundraising stop in Florida is just "warming up the engine" for a possible run.

Democratic groups including Alliance for a Better Minnesota and the Democratic Governors Association are already treating Pawlenty as the Republican front-runner, with attack ads and frequent critiques. Even some declared GOP candidates are already treating him as a rival.

Friday was Pawlenty's final day as a Washington banking lobbyist.