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Pawlenty drops out of presidential race

On the morning after the Iowa straw poll, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has ended his run for president.  Pawlenty finished a distant third in Saturday's straw poll voting.  On ABC's "This Week" program, he said because his message wasn't gaining traction, this was the right time to end his bid for the GOP nomination, and focus on his family.

Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll.  Ron Paul finished a close second.

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