Via The NY Times:

Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota,  told supporters on a conference call Sunday morning that he is ending his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing third-place finish at the Iowa straw poll.

Mr. Pawlenty thanked his supporters in an early-morning call, two participants said, but acknowledged that he had decided overnight that his candidacy could not proceed.

As I have made clear before, I liked Tim Pawlenty, and it is unfortunate he was unable to get traction.

Not sure who this helps the most.  My guess is that the Pawlenty money-supporters will split between Perry and Romney.

What do you think?

Update:  via C4P:

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