(CNN) – Tim Pawlenty will be a busy man over the next week. The Minnesota governor will travel to eight states over the next seven days, as he campaigns for fellow Republicans running in the November 2 midterm elections.
The outgoing governor and possible 2012 GOP presidential contender kicks off his tour Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas, where he teams up with Gov. Rick Perry, who is facing a competitive challenge from former Houston Mayor Bill White, the Democrats' gubernatorial nominee.
Wednesday, Pawlenty travels one state to the west, where teams up with Susana Martinez at a rally and a separate luncheon in Albuquerque for the GOP gubernatorial nominee, who is facing off against Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.
Thursday Pawlenty's in Georgia for a luncheon for the Georgia Senatorial Trust, followed by a Republican Governors Association (RGA) dinner in New Orleans with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Friday Pawlenty teams up with RGA Chairman and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for events in Pennsylvania with gubernatorial nominee Tom Corbett, and in Ohio with former congressman John Kasich, the Republican nominee. Pawlenty is vice chairman of the RGA.
Saturday Pawlenty campaigns back home in Minnesota for Tom Emmer, the state's Republican nominee for governor.
Sunday, in an event sure to raise eyebrows, Pawlenty will be in neighboring Iowa, to campaign at two stops for former Gov. Terry Branstad, who's running for his old job. Iowa plays a large role in the race for the White House, as its caucuses kick off the presidential primary season.
Sunday Pawlenty's back home in Minnesota, teaming up again with Emmer.
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