Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) launched a second television ad on Tuesday highlighting his conservative accomplishments as governor.
The ad will go on the air statewide on Tuesday in Iowa, but Pawlenty's campaign had no immediate details about the money behind the ad buy. The spot is the second Pawlenty has put on the air in the caucus state; he launched a spot in late June shortly after a poll went into the field.
That poll showed Pawlenty earning support from just 4 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, a somewhat disappointing figure given the intense efforts he's made in the state. His campaign reported raising $4.2 million between April and June, also a relatively low figure.
The TV ad, Pawlenty's hoping, will help him build momentum in a state where he's staked a great deal of his campaign, and blunt the enthusiasm right now for candidates like Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannTrump says 2016 is the GOP's last chance to win Bachmann: Clinton will prosecute churches and nonprofits The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Minn.) or a potential late entry like Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).
—Updated 8:48 a.m.