(CNN) – Eight months after dropping his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his campaign organization was debt-free.
Pawlenty for President filed paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission to terminate the campaign committee that was formed in March 2011. Pawlenty formally announced his candidacy in May of that year and campaigned over the summer in early voting states. He dropped his bid after a poor showing in the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll in August and endorsed current frontrunner Mitt Romney.
(CNN) – Following Mitt Romney's primary hat trick on Tuesday, former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said the race is now practically "over."
"Let's face it, Mitt Romney is going to be the nominee," Pawlenty, a strong Romney backer, told Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room."
(CNN) - In a sign of Rick Santorum's potential strength, the Mitt Romney campaign focused on his opponent's record Monday, the day before three Republican presidential primary contests.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, one of the states set to vote Tuesday, was dispatched by Team Romney to criticize the former Pennsylvania senator's legislative record and poke holes in his self described conservative platform.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire State Senate President Peter Bragdon will endorse Mitt Romney on Thursday, CNN has learned.
The endorsement is the latest in a wave of support for Romney from high-profile legislative officials in New Hampshire. It comes as the former Massachusetts governor's campaign shifts into a more aggressive mode in the state, where former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has recently gained some steam.
(CNN) – Team Romney sought to refute an attack ad from the Democratic National Committee on Monday by painting the former Massachusetts governor as the right choice to what they call President Barack Obama's wrong choice for America.
In a conference call with reporters, former presidential candidate and Romney supporter Tim Pawlenty said Democrats and the Obama campaign are zeroing in on Romney in an effort to tear the frontrunner down before the general election.
(CNN) - Former GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty praised the gift of hindsight, saying he's realized some mistakes he made in his bid for the Oval Office.
"If we would have known then what we know now, would we have made some different decisions? Sure we would have, and I regret not making different decisions," Pawlenty said Tuesday in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio.
(CNN) – The former spokesman for Tim Pawlenty will soon become Sen. Marco Rubio's press secretary.
Alex Conant, who worked for the former Republican presidential candidate until he dropped out of the race last month, will start in the first term Florida senator's office in October.
North Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Within hours of picking up an endorsement from former White House contender Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney swooped into South Carolina Monday morning with his new de-facto cheerleader and front-line defender.
Pawlenty's new role was apparent at a press availability with the two men in North Charleston. Romney was able to step back, at least for one question, and let his new national co-chair speak for his record.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Tim Pawlenty, who endorsed Mitt Romney for president Monday, will attend the Republican Tea Party Debate as one of Romney's guests.
Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor who dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in August, will serve as the national co-chair of Romney's campaign. In that role, Pawlenty will serve as a top campaign surrogate for the former Massachusetts governor.
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