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Pawlenty First to Air Ad in Iowa

12:04 PM, Jun 22, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Tim Pawlenty is the first Republican presidential candidate to run a TV ad in Iowa. He touts his record as Minnesota governor on spending, unions, supreme court judges, and health care: 

Ben Smith notes that Pawlenty's $50,000 TV ad buy is a small and late start compared to 2008. Mitt Romney had spent more than $1 million in Iowa by June 21 of that year. 

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