Washington (CNN) – It's back to New Hampshire for Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor and likely candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.
Pawlenty will visit the Granite State on March 10 to address a house party organized by Granite Oath, a conservative political action committee. The group is headed by Ovide Lamontagne, a former candidate for US Senate and a prominent New Hampshire conservative.
Pawlenty's trip in March will come on the heels of a book tour that also took him to New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation primary. On that trip, in January, the potential candidate told reporters that he felt comfortable in the state.
"It reminds me a lot of Minnesota in the sense that people are engaged," he said. "They take the process seriously. They are informed. There are elements of New England and the Midwest, there are a lot of similarities. The people. The weather. So it's very comfortable for me."
Granite Oath organized a similar event for former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, in January. Santorum is also seen as a potential candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.