Tim Pawlenty Needs A Strong Showing In Ames Straw Poll

Tim Pawlenty pulled into Iowa on fumes, and with Rick Perry about to enter the fray, Ames is likely make or break for Team Pawlenty. In desperate need of a fundraising boost and a change in the media narrative, if Team Pawlenty does not achieve a first or second place finish in the Ames Straw Poll, the campaign will likely never take off with primary voters and will soon be a candidate for the field of presidential broken dreams. A victory, on the other hand, could help propel Pawlenty back into the national spotlight.

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