Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Gov.Tim Pawlenty's political action committee spent more than $300,000 in the final weeks leading up to the midterm elections, as the possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate criss-crossed the country helping campaign for fellow Republicans running for office.
Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC spent $302,000 from mid-October to mid-November, according to records filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission.
A Pawlenty adviser says much of the money was spent on the governor's travels on behalf of GOP candidates or in director contributions to those candidate's campaigns. Pawlenty's camp highlights that the governor made 16 stops on the campaign trail across the campaign trail in the two and a half weeks leading up to Election Day.
Included on those stops were two events with Florida Republican nominee Rick Scott on Oct. 19 and two campaign rallies with Pennsylvania Republican nominee Tom Corbett on Oct. 29. He also joined the GOP gubernatorial nominee in Ohio, former Rep. John Kasich, on Oct. 29. Scott, Corbett and Kasich all won their elections.
Pawlenty adviser and spokesman Alex Conant tells CNN that the outgoing two-term governor is proud of his PAC's efforts to "help elect a new majority in the House of Representatives and help elect dozens of Republican governors."
According to the filings, the Freedom First PAC raised more than $3.3 million since it was created in the fall of 2009. Besides his federal PAC, Pawlenty also has state political action committees in Iowa and New Hampshire, which hold the first two contests in the presidential primary and caucus season.
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