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Iowa Conservatives Took $3M In Tax Funds

A conservative group that has brought a string of potential presidential candidates to Iowa to lecture about the need to reduce government spending owes some of its past success to generous federal grants, which it has since rejected amid charges of hypocrisy.


Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Waukee Arera Chamber of Commerce annual dinner while touring to promote his new book, "Courage to Stand," at the Marriott Hotel January 30, 2011 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Pawlenty is eyeing a run for the GOP presidential nomination and has made several trips to Iowa, which will be holding its famous "first in the nation" caucus in about a year. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Opens Conservative Series In Iowa

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is focusing on his evangelical background and offering a conservative social message as he opens a lecture series in Iowa.