Tim Pawlenty

Associated Press
In this image from video provided by ABC News, Republican presidential candidate and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks on ABC's "This Week" in Ames, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll, Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination Sunday. "I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist so we are going to end the campaign," he said. (AP Photo/ABC News)

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.

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