Gov. Tim Pawlenty's political action committee, raised $1.3 million during a three month stretch last year, even as Pawlenty has yet to announce whether or not he'll run.
According to the Star Tribune, Pawlenty's political action committee, Freedom First PAC plans to report that it raised the amount to the Federal Election Commission.
Although Pawlenty is one of the least well-known of political candidates, Politico reported, his fundraising ranks favorably among previous, more well-known politicians such as Mitt Romney in similar years.
PACs are often used as launching points for a person to launch a presidential campaign. Gov. Pawlenty announced last year he would not be seeking reelection and is considered among the Republican Party hopefuls.