Pawlenty: Out

Third pace in the Ames straw poll didn't do the trick for Tim Pawlenty.

Pawlenty went on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday and told correspondent Jake Tapper that he was ending his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination less than a full day after a disappointing third-place finish in the Ames Straw Poll. He came in well behind winner Rep. Michele Bachmann and close second-place finisher Rep. Ron Paul."

To Tapper, Pawlenty expressed gratitude to Iowa and his supporters, "I wish it would have been different, but obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist.