MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced today that his federal political action committee will back every one of the Republicans running for Congress in Minnesota. Pawlenty has already given the maximum contribution of $2,000 each to GOP Reps. John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Michele Bachmann and 1st District candidate Randy Demmer.
Today, Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC will also contribute $2,000 to the other GOP contenders. The contributions will go to Teresa Collett (4th District), District, Joel Demos (5th District), Lee Byberg (7th District) and Chip Cravaack (8th District).
None of the candidates are seen to mount a significant challenge to the DFL incumbents at this point but the contribution is a signal that Pawlenty is committed to electing Republicans in Minnesota.
He’s traveled across the country to help elect candidates on the state and national level. His next trip is to Iowa next week.