The 30-second spot chronicles the state's transit strike in 2004 and government shutdown in 2005 while he was governor as examples of his willingness to stand up to labor unions and Democrats in the state's legislature.
"Governor Tim Pawlenty refused to cave into government unions. Result? Pawlenty won," the ad says. "Tim Pawlenty would not accept Democrats' massive tax-and-spending demands. Result? Pawlenty won."