Tuesday, December 20, 2011

REUTERS
Tim Pawlenty supporters listening to the former governor's
speech at the Ames Straw poll. Pawlenty finished third and
dropped out of the race the following day.
(Photo by Todd Melby)
2011 GOP presidential campaign stories
In 2011, I worked as a freelancer for Reuters covering the Republican presidential race. Since I'm based in Minnesota, I focused on the fortunes of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Here are links to several stories where I was a co-author or contributor:

Christian group struggles over Gingrich endorsement (12/18/11)
Bachmann campaign pressed by Perry, fundraising (9/8/2011)
Bachmann campaign manager, deputy stepping down (9/5/11 - contributed reporting)
Bachmann sticks to strategy in campaign fight (8/25/11 - contributed reporting)
Struggling Pawlenty exits White House race (8/14/11 - contributed reporting)
Some Pawlenty donors start to doubt 2012 campaign (8/11/11)
Factbox: Pawlenty clings to White House bid despite slow start (7/26/11 - contributed reporting)
Bachmann denies her migraines are incapacitating (7/19/11 - contributed reporting)
Bachmann seen with hefty campaign cash haul (7/12/11)
Romney raises $15-20 million, leads Republican cash race (6/30/11 - contributed reporting)
Bachmann to launch election campaign Monday: source (6/21/2011)
Bachmann's combative style scores while Pawlenty's stalls (6/17/2011)
Republican candidate Pawlenty aims for big Iowa splash (5/23/2011)