(CNN) - Add Tim Pawlenty to the list of big name Republicans headed to New Hampshire to help out John Stephen, the state's GOP gubernatorial nominee.
A Republican source tells CNN that the Minnesota governor will team up with Stephen at a campaign event on September 30. Pawlenty's visit will follow similar trips to the Granite state by Mitt Romney and Haley Barbour. Romney will help Stephen raise money on Saturday, after the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP White House hopeful gives the keynote address at the state party convention. On Monday, Barbour, the Mississippi governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, also teams up with Stephen.
What do all three men have in common? All three are considering bids for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Stephen, a former state official, is challenging three-term Democratic Gov. John Lynch.
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