Pawlenty to launch first Iowa TV ads

WASHINGTON – Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the first GOP presidential candidate to buy airtime in Iowa, reports Politico.

He’ll reportedly spend just under $50,000 for ads on Fox stations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Omaha, Ottumwa, Rochester, and Sioux City that will run starting tomorrow through July 3rd.

Given how Jerry Bruckheimer-esque his campaign’s past online videos have been, it will be interesting to see if Team Pawlenty tones it down a notch or two for Iowans.

Update via Mark Zdechlik:

The Pawlenty campaign confirms the ad campaign.

“Gov. Pawlenty is well positioned to unite conservatives and do well in both Iowa and New Hampshire, said spokesman Alex Conant. “The soon-to-be-unveiled TV ads will introduce the governor to Iowans about why he is the candidate with the strongest record and best results, not rhetoric.”

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