Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is resigning as a national co-chair of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to lobby for the banking industry. Pawlenty will become the new president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable on November 1st. Pawlenty was an early entrant in the Republican presidential campaign, but he ended his bid last year amid poor polling before the primaries began. He was often mentioned as a potential running mate for Romney and has campaigned across the country for the nominee. The Financial Services Roundtable is a bipartisan organization.