September 21st, 2010
12:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Parade of possible 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls to N.H.

(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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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • New Hampshire
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Jaywing

    I hope all these Got 0 Plans (GOP), Party of No candidates have their birth certificates with them and proudly display them for everyone to see. And, I mean Birth Certificates - not Certificates of Live Birth. And they need to be Real, Original Birth Certificates, on Paper - not on microform or the InterNet - not just a birth listing in 2 newspapers the day after the births were recorded. And they have to display the actual footprints so we can check them against the candidates footprints now and see if they match. And the certificates have to be signed by real, MALE doctors, since we all know only males can be actual doctors. And the candidates have to take a lie detector test to see if they're lying about any lies they've told in the past about being born.

    September 21, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. NO Tea For Me

    To Anybody: Why don't you run for President?

    September 21, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. hello mcfly

    Ron Paul 2012!

    September 21, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    dear god do you realy want another bush in office the republs are all crooks

    September 21, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. tcaros

    The GOP is full of untalented slobs.

    September 21, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. Blablabla

    Nobody except Obama would be a poor choice,

    September 21, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  7. Joanne ontario canada

    You mean ANYBODY but PALIN! That woman is the most unintelligent person on the planet Listen to her for a few min and you will literally want to jump off a cliff!!

    September 21, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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