Television ads for Tim Pawlenty will begin running on Thursday in Iowa on Fox News Channel, making the former Minnesota governor the first candidate to place a large ad buy in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Politico’s Ben Smith first reported the story, and noted that the ads will run “starting tomorrow on Fox News with a buy just under $50,000 in the Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Omaha, Ottumwa, Rochester, and Sioux City media markets. The ads will run from June 23rd to July 3rd.”
Pawlenty spokesperson Alex Conant previewed the tone the ads will take.
“Governor Pawlenty is well positioned to unite conservatives and do well in both Iowa and New Hampshire,” Conant emailed. “The soon-to-be-unveiled TV ads will introduce the Governor to Iowans about why he is the candidate with the strongest record and best results, not rhetoric.”