GOP’S Pawlenty shaves presidential campaign debt
ST. PAUL | Former GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has whittled his campaign debt down to $17,500.
The remaining red ink is detailed in a monthly federal campaign report filed Tuesday. It is down considerably from the nearly half-million dollars Mr. Pawlenty owed last fall.
Mr. Pawlenty, Minnesota’s former governor, dropped out of the White House race in August after a poor showing at the Iowa GOP’S straw poll. He was worried about going deep into debt to keep his campaign afloat.
Mr. Pawlenty now backs former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race.