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. Anybody

    Anybody but obama would be a good choice.

    September 21, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. Bernice

    @anybody..Speak for yourself..I support O'Bama 100%..if you were smart..you would too...I bet you watch Fox news...Cheap & unamerican to have your attitude about our president...
    No manners & shameful...

    September 21, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. ruty

    What, no Sarah Palin endorsement? Watch out Tim. Better keep your back to the wall. Sarah, the loose cannon is on the loose.

    September 21, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    IS New Hampshire looking to have bridges all over the US crumbling?

    Republicans care ONLY for their $$ and their Corporate friends that make money sending our jobs overseas.

    September 21, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. BlackBarbie

    " Anybody but obama would be a good choice.", anybody white you mean, that's all it's about right, just stopping Obama, you didn't have anyone who could beat him in 08, you don't have anyone who could beat him if the election was today, and you won't have anyone who can beat him in 2012, maybe then we'll start calling it the Black House........lol!

    September 21, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    OBAMA 2012............... FIRED UP, READY TO GO!

    Who do you want to lead us? The SAME Party that has been against everything for the last 21 months? The Party of NO....... new ideas, new solutions?

    WHAT has the Republicans done for America?

    GOP=Tea Party= hate, lies, fear and division.

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO!

    September 21, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. Byrd

    AKA: Idiots on Parade.

    September 21, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. bill

    where is queen witch of alaska.you know the one that QUIT HER JOB,half way through.what a bunch of loosers.not a brain in the whole bunch. PRESIDENT OBAMA 2012.

    September 21, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. AngryVideoGameNerd

    Ron Paul is the only Candidate, stop this horse race politics crap already!

    September 21, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. Hunter of the lib hunter

    I think it is time for the republicans to 'man up' and admit that the Bush era of error drove us to the brink of a great depression. Yet the Fox viewers think that Bush's job loss of almost 8 million in his last two years, was due to Harry Reid having 49 democrats (6 blue dogs) and 2 independents, and that killed the job growth. Birthers, republicans on social security, and those who are afraid of their own shadow need to accept facts.

    There is no republican capable of fixing the mess they created. Anybody but a republican, but I feel Obama is on the right track and deserves a second term.

    September 21, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  11. Hunter of the lib hunter

    On the catwalk, they shake their tushie on the catwalk.

    September 21, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    yea he's right. so what

    September 21, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  13. b

    yeah jimmy is right. so what. hes prob more valuable as an ex-pres than W was as a pres.

    September 21, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. KatR

    This is so wrong. Governors of one state should not be allowed to support the campaign for an individual running for governor of another state.

    September 21, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  15. Jimbo (the real one)

    What a collection of losers. Please America, give President Obama another term. Do you really want one of these nitwits running the country...?

    September 21, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. T'SAH from Virginia

    "What do all three men have in common?"

    NOthing, NOnsense, NOncommittal, they are NObodies, NOisemakers w/NO Solutions, NOnaligned with mainstream America which mean in reality we will get NOwhere if they are elected and go back to MORE of the SAME!!.

    NOw DEMOCRATS NOtice – the Party of NO canNOt win in NOvember 2010 because they are pushing EXTREMIST that do NOt represent ALL of AMERICA. Therefore, it's time to UNITE the BASE and mean it so we can WIN this RACE in 2010. WE CAN DO THIS!!!

    September 21, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  17. "So help us God"

    Colbert & Stewart "The Crusaders" Want to converge on Washington, DC to mock the Nation in this time of despair.
    Moore & Maher " The Self-proclaimed Genuses". Michael Moore wants to be the "Chief of Staff" for Pres Obama to teach him how its done. Bill Maher is already a "Leader in chief" sitting on the fence and telling us how he knows it all. Yes; "so help us God"

    September 21, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  18. Linda from Minnesota

    Actually anybody but Pawlenty would be a good choice.

    September 21, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  19. key

    Who ever becomes the next president need to concentrate on the US don't police the world. Don't allow companies to out source jobs keep them here please.

    September 21, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    There are 10 women Presidents in the World who have some of the most distinguished degrees in education, not one but many; economist, doctors, doctoriates, lawyers, double masters, law professors, cabinet ministers, military strategist. These women have studied for years, worked in their degree fields, taught at Universities and here in this country we have someone like Palin wanting to be representative of this country. What an embarrassment she would be in the face of these distinguished educated women and a further embarrassment to the U.S.

    September 21, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  21. Dominican mama 4 Obama

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

    Last time I checked a parade necessitated MORE than 3 people.
    Now, a carni freakshow....that would be a more apt term.

    September 21, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  22. Padraig

    Let's see what they come up with, it could be interesting. Can the grab the golden ring that is extended to them.

    My thoughts they will succeed but answering the constituents needs may not be reached.

    September 21, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  23. Dern Foley

    If they ALL come to NH – it will definitely increase the state population

    September 21, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. charles gibbons

    i am tired of th obama bashing it nothing but bigotry and hatred the american people are so stupid to thing john bohner and his stooges iwill have a quick fix.americans just keep on asking and you will get just what you deserve the lady on cnn the black lady talking she need to know if she and her family will have to eat beanie weinie what did bush give them keep drawing your sell out check,black people hispanic people latino people they put us on the bottom anyway but you can see a little light vote republicans and see how small your your taco get some people are stupid but you don,t have to be dumb.and bill or bob limbaugh you are one sick person i listen to you on c-span a few mornings ago you are a sick person and need help if you are the best we got well lord you could not give me your trash book.

    September 21, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. msg

    So we can add these guys to their list of witches, morons, and grumpy old men?

    Wow...2012 is looking just GREAT for the GOP...juuuussst GREAT!

    September 21, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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