Iowa GOP Pledge

July 13, 2011 - 1:59 PM
FILE - In this May 25, 2011, file photo Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty speaks to the media in Washington. The former Minnesota Governor said Wednesday, July 13 2011, he won’t sign a pledge written by a conservative Iowa group that asks presidential candidates to denounce same-sex marriage rights, pornography and forms of Islamic law. He is the second major candidate to decline the pledge, following former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s decision Tuesday. Two Republicans, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)