(CNN) - Tim Pawlenty's back in Iowa Monday, kicking off a presidential lecture series hosted by the Family Leader, an influential pro-family social conservative group in the state that goes first in the presidential caucus and primary calendar.
A release by the Family Leader says that the former Minnesota governor and probable Republican White House hopeful "will deliver a 25-minute pro-family lecture."
Pawlenty was last in Iowa at the end of January, to promote his new book "Courage to Stand." Pawlenty discusses his faith and its influence on his public life throughout the memoir, which is being put out by Christian publisher Tyndale House. Pawlenty recently gave interviews to two major evangelical media outlets, the Christian Broadcasting Network and Christianity Today. Social conservatives have traditionally played an influential role in Iowa's Republican caucuses.
The Family Leader says their presidential lecture series will be held monthly from February through August and adds that the primary purpose "is to provide prominent national figures with a pre-planned, full day in Iowa to introduce them to Iowans and to allow citizens an opportunity to become better informed on his or her pro-family vision."
Other possible 2012 GOP presidential contenders scheduled to speak are Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and radio talk show host and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain. Monday the Family Leader announced Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who made a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, will speak on March 7.
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