But Pawlenty then ran out of money after not meeting expectations in the Ames straw poll, so he dropped out of the race.
Sara Nelson talks to Zaslow about his new book, The Girls From Ames.
In truth, the results of the Ames Straw Poll are decidedly unpromising for the Rust Belt on Election Day, a mere 15 months away.
Ames (āmz), Bruce Nathan. Born 1928.
American biochemist noted for his studies of environmental mutagens and carcinogens. He developed the Ames test.