Tim Pawlenty's exit leaves behind a whole campaign's worth of free agents ready to be scooped up by the remaining candidates. And the process is already beginning: according to the New Hampshire Union Leader
, Pawlenty's NH state director, Sarah Crawford Stewart, is joining up with Jon Huntsman.
"Governor Huntsman is committed to winning the New Hampshire primary, and I look forward to helping him and his team do just that," Stewart told the paper. "I viewed Gov. Huntsman as somebody with exceptional governing experience. And I viewed him as someone who would be the strongest competitor against President Obama in a general election."
Huntsman has yet to make much of an impact in the race despite his impressive credentials as a former governor of Utah and ambassador to China.