Pawlenty Campaigner Pounding Teen’s doors at 3:00 AM
Police said Benjamin Foster was arrested and charged with public intoxication and trespassing. He was taken to the Polk County Jail.
Iowa political strategist Eric Woolson is a consultant for the Pawlenty Exploratory Committee. He confirmed to KCCI that Foster is employed by the Pawlenty Exploratory Committee. He declined comment at this time on the incident.
Tim Pawlenty is the former governor of Minnesota and has an office in Iowa to explore a possible presidential campaign.
The Steward family said Foster was drunk and was trying to get home to a friend’s house in Johnston. They said he vomited in their backyard and scared their daughter.
Ankeny Police Chief Gary Mikulec said Foster told the officers he was staying at 6905 Jack London Dr., in Johnston.