McCain campaign veterans signing up with Pawlenty

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Top policy advisers and strategists from Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign have agreed to help Gov. Tim Pawlenty host his first political action committee fundraiser, according to The Hill.

“Shoring up the party’s brightest political minds early could prove to be an integral step toward mounting a presidential bid,” The Hill writes. “He’s also making his first official trip of the new presidential cycle to Iowa next month, another important move.”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Randy Scheunemann, Bo Harmon, Jon Seaton and Terry Nelson are among the McCain veterans who are now getting behind Pawlenty, who may face competition from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, according to The Hill.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by david granneman on 10/13/2009 - 01:32 pm.

    hello all
    i think if govenor pawlenty wants to get elected president, he should get as far away from mccain’s advisorys as he can. he would be far better serviced if he hired sarah palin’s advisors. why would pawlenty want to hire the advisors that managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. they very fact that his advisors blamed sarah palin for there miserable perfomance. TO FIND THE REAL REASON FOR MCCAIN’S DEFEAT – THEY SHOULD ALL GO LOOK IN MIRROR.

  2. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 10/14/2009 - 03:52 pm.

    [Pawlenty] “would be far better serviced if he hired Sarah Palin.”

    You might have a point there Dave.

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