Pawlenty Leaves Romney Campaign, Becoming Bank Lobbyist
(Washington, DC) -- Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is stepping down as national co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign to become a bank lobbyist. The Financial Services Roundtable tweeted this morning that Pawlenty will become its new president and C-E-O November 1st. The lobbying group says Pawlenty resigned from the Republican presidential ticket because the Financial Services Roundtable is a non-partisan organization. Pawlenty was an early rival of Romney and often mentioned as a potential running mate before Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.