Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Daon Davis/State Capitol Bureau Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty saw the exit sign Sunday and dropped out of the presidential race. Here, he talks to Iowans last month in an effort to win a straw poll, a poll that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota won Saturday.

Out of the 2012 race

Email

ST. PAUL -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ended his White House dream Sunday after a third-place finish in an Iowa straw poll.

Pawlenty said he would not continue his campaign, telling ABC's "This Week" that "I wish it would have been different, but the pathway forward doesn't exist for me."

He probably can blame a fellow Minnesotan for leaving the race.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (800) 274-5445 and we can help you.

Advertisement
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
Advertisement
Advertisement