It is no secret that Tim Pawlenty has the largest staff of any Republican presidential candidate in the state of Iowa. His campaign boasts big name consultants, respected operatives, and ten field staffers who are the lifeblood of any campaign.
All of this comes with a cost. Federal Election Commission documents that were filed today show that Pawlenty is making a major investment in Iowa. He is paying Iowa consultants about $29,000 a month. His four upper level staff takes home $14,000 after taxes. His team of field staffers cost him about $24,000 a month.
The report also shows that the Pawlently campaign has already paid an Iowa bus company $50,000 for buses to take people to the Ames Straw Poll in just over a month. Those two payments were made long before the New Hampshire CNN debate that was so damaging to Pawlenty’s campaign.
Below is a list of Pawlenty’s expenditures to his consultants and staff for the period of April 1 through June 30. These numbers also include reimbursements for travel.
$28,186.03 – Nicole Schlinger (Capitol Resources)
$25,493.89 – Karen Slifka and Chuck Larson, Jr. (Midwest Political Professionals)
$12,557.67 – Annie Kelly (Deputy Iowa Campaign Manager)
$10,905.27 – Tracey Gibler (Iowa Political Director)
$10,499.57 – Erik Helland (Iowa Campaign Manager)
$8,483.48 – Eric Woolson (The Concept Works)
$8,362.96 – Dane Nealson (Field Staff)
$7,519.54 – Andy Swanson (Field Staff)
$7,209.23 – Rob Anderson (Field Staff)
$6,425.76 – John Wesley Vinson (Field Staff)
$6,345.29 – Mike Thom (Field Staff)
$5,931.30 – Daniel Catlin(Field Staff)
$5,046.49 – Kevin Kuhle (Field Staff)
$5,000.00 – Ed Failor Jr. (Consultant)
$4,981.77 – Anthony Zammit (Field Staff)
$4,751.99 – Travis Holler (Field Staff)
$4,967.51 – Lynn McRoberts (Coalitions)
$3,734.90 – Andrew Wagner (Field Staff)
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