One Down of the Day: Tim Pawlenty announced on this morning’s edition of ABC’s This Week that he is officially withdrawing from the presidential race following the results of the Ames Straw Poll, which placed the former Minnesota Governor third behind Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.

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

Bachmann reacted to the news in an interview on the same program, saying she has “great respect for the governor” and wishes him well. “He brought a really important voice into this race, and I’m grateful that he was in.”

Pawlenty has yet to throw his support behind another candidate.

[abcnews / tdb / wsj / nyt.]

  1. nineplanets reblogged this from shirozora-lives and added:
    Ohhh let me cry him a river
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    Raised my eyebrows at this one, though I haven’t watched the video I am reblogging.
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    One of the two most electable Republican candidates withdraws. Man, this is going well.
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    One Down of the Day: Tim Pawlenty announced on this morning’s edition of ABC’s This Week that he is officially...
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    #One Down ACCURATE.
  10. fuckyeahtopher reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    DAMN IT. Had he run Obama’s win would have been more than in the bag, lmao.
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  12. adamcarrico reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I thought he had some pretty good views, but there was no way he would make it.
  13. manandhiscat reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Pawlenty? That doesn’t seem familiar. Was he running?
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