Never Having Caught Fire, Tim Pawlenty Quits Presidential Race

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the Republican presidential race after a disappointing third place finish in the Iowa straw poll. Pawlenty announced his withdrawl on ABC’s This Week.

We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward. That didn’t happen so I’m announcing this morning on your show that I’m going to be ending my campaign for president,” Pawlenty told Jake Tapper.

Pawlenty made a giant gamble of campaign resources on the straw poll and came up far short of where he needed to finish to push forward. Expect his name to come up again as a Vice President candidate.

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