Tim Pawlenty will no longer be co-chair of Mitt Romney’s campaign. “My new position as CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable does not allow me to participate in partisan campaign activities,” Pawlenty said in a statement, adding that Romney “has my full support and continued faith in his vision and his policies.”
“While I regret he cannot continue as co-chair of my campaign, his new position advancing the integrity of our financial system is vital to the future of our country,” Romney said in a statement. “I congratulate him on his new position and wish him every success in carrying out his new mission.”
Pawlenty’s decision to accept the post suggests that he has no plans to run for office again, at least in the next few years.