Pawlenty staffer resigns

The Associated Press in Iowa reports that Pawlenty 2012 exploratory committee staffer Benjamin Foster submitted his resignation over the weekend.

In early April Foster was arrested and charged with trespassing and public intoxication after allegedly trying to enter a home at 3 a.m. in Ankeny, IA. The Pawlenty campaign placed Foster on a two-week suspension. The AP quotes Pawlenty staffer Eric Woolson saying Foster offered to resign “recognizing the seriousness of the mistake.”

Ankeny police say Foster was drunk and lost when he tried to enter a home there. His presence alarmed a teenage girl and her father, who held Foster at gunpoint until police arrived.

Online court records show Foster pleaded not guilty to the charges last week.

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