Gov. Tim Pawlenty continues to bulk up the veteran advisors to his Freedom First PAC.
He announced Friday that Brian Haley would become the PAC's finance advisor. Haley has been the finance director for Sen. John McCain's PAC and served as the 2008 McCain campaign's deputy fundraiser.
The PAC allows Pawlenty, who recently said "I don't know what I'm going to be doing after 2010," to seed Republican's campaigns and travel the country. His PAC, as well as his docket of political travel, which includes the early decision states of Iowa and New Hampshire, give him every appearence that he's gearing up for a potential 2012 run for president.
Campaign vets already helping out on the Pawlenty PAC included co-chairs Bill Strong, McCain Illinois finance chairman, and former Minnesota U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, who worked with Mitt Romney's 2008 campaign, as well as Phil Musser, former executive director of the Republican Governors Association; Terry Nelson, Bush-Cheney 2004 political director; and Sara Taylor, P former White House political director, Michael Toner, former FEC Chairman, Alex Conant, former Republican National Committee press secretary, and online consultants who worked with the RNC, McCain, 2008 presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and Romney.
On Thursday, Pawlenty was in Chicago raising money for the PAC at events that included both a big money fundraiser and a lower dollar event for young Republicans. Strong helped organize the visit.