Pawlenty fund raised $160k in 1st Quarter

Tim Pawlenty reports raising $160,000 in the first ten days of his start-up committee for president.

The former Minnesota governor opened his exploratory committee for president on March 21st. Several people donated to his campaign, including his former chief of staff, the former finance chair for his federal PAC, the Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and the former managing partner of the San Francisco Giants.

Pawlenty’s advisers asked donors to wait until April 1 to write checks to his PAC so he would make bigger headlines when he reported his second quarter numbers in July.

Pawlenty spent $43,000 of his funds on travel, consulting and office supplies.

You can read the campaign report here.

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