The Anti-Romney Primary: Tim Pawlenty Will See Your Poll Numbers and Media Coverage and Raise You

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June 27 2011 12:33 PM

The Anti-Romney Primary: Tim Pawlenty Will See Your Poll Numbers and Media Coverage and Raise You

Tim Pawlenty brackets Michele Bachmann's big day with the endorsements of nine, count 'em, state legislators -- Erik Helland, Linda Miller, Steve Lukan, Chris Hagenow, Matt Windschitl, Chip Baltimore and Joel Fry from the House, and Randy Feenstra, Shawn Hamerlinck, and Rob Bacon from the Senate.

Who are these people? Miller, Lukan, and Windschitl were all serving during the 2008 caucuses. Lukan endorsed John McCain, while Miller endorsed Mitt Romney. These are endorsers interested in going for the candidates who can win the nomination, not just the caucuses, which is convenient because both candidates lost the caucuses.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics