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Ames Straw poll

Pawlenty Quits Presidential Race

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who had said he needed to do reasonably well at the Ames Straw Poll to continue his candidacy, dropped out of the race today, telling ABC News he didn’t have the financial strength to continue:

August 14, 2011

Finally Here, Ames Straw Poll First Test Of 2012

AMES, Iowa (AP) — After months of laying the groundwork, the first test of the Republican presidential candidates’ viability is finally here. Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll marks the first time Republican voters weigh in on the GOP presidential field with ballots and comes just as Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was to enter the campaign […]

August 13, 2011