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Tim Pawlenty Debuts New 'Comeback' Message In Iowa Ad


The new message is the most explicit acknowledgement so far that Pawlenty's slow start may have knocked him out of the top tier of contenders, behind Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and maybe even the undeclared Rick Perry. In an e-mail to supporters that showcased the ad, Pawlenty made the "comeback" connection to his own campaign explicit in a postscript at the bottom of the message.

"P.S. I've always been the underdog who out worked and outlasted my opponents," he wrote. "And I plan on proving this again, starting in Iowa. I can't do it alone and appreciate your support."