Pawlenty shaves presidential campaign debt down to $17,500

That's down from nearly a half-million dollars reported in an earlier campaign finance filing. After dropping out of the race, Minnesota's former Republican governor threw his support behind Mitt Romney, who helped pay down Pawlenty's debt.
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That's down from nearly a half-million dollars reported in an earlier campaign finance filing. After dropping out of the race, Minnesota's former Republican governor threw his support behind Mitt Romney, who helped pay down Pawlenty's debt.

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