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Tim Pawlenty supports Mitt Romney

When it comes to President Obama's opponents the Republican field is still jockeying to find a candidate for next year's presidential elections.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was once part of that race but he dropped out and has thrown his support behind Mitt Romney.

The BBC's Katty Kay spoke to Govenor Pawlenty in Atlanta, and asked him about the stakes and strategy behind the 2012 campaign.