Pawlenty to leave Romney campaign, head bank lobbying group
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty stepped down from his role as a top supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday to become a leading Washington lobbyist for Wall Street banks.
Pawlenty will be the head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a U.S. lobbying group that represents JP Morgan Chase & Co and Wells Fargo & Co, among other financial companies.
After giving up his own bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year, Pawlenty backed Romney and has been a national co-chairman of that campaign. Pawlenty was passed over to become Romney's vice presidential running mate in favor of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
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