Gov. Tim Pawlenty has the "largest and most formal" political organization in Iowa among the 2012 GOP presidential contenders, according to an analysis by the web site IowaPolitics.com. Pawlenty has at least six Iowans on the payroll as he seeks to enhance his name recognition and lay the groundwork for a likely presidential campaign.
by Paul Demko
Published: July 2, 2010
Tags: Alex Conant, Brian Haley, Brian Hook, Freedom First PAC, Michael Toner, Pawlenty 2012, Phil Musser, Sara Taylor, Sarah Crawford, Terry Nelson, Tim Pawlenty, Vin Weber, William Strong
In October, Gov. Tim Pawlenty established the Freedom First PAC to solicit donations and funnel contributions to Republican candidates across the country. Here's a look at the key players advising Pawlenty as he contemplates a 2012 GOP presidential bid.