Washington (CNN) – Tim Pawlenty's going to be a busy man on April 15, the traditional tax deadline day. The former two-term Minnesota governor and probable Republican presidential candidate will speak at not one, but two, Tea Party movement tax day rallies.
The Greater Boston Tea Party announced Wednesday that Pawlenty will headline their third annual tax day rally, to be held in Boston Common, a park in the downtown section of the city.
Christen Varley, the group's president, says Pawlenty has "a message that voters need to hear."
Earlier in the day Pawlenty is scheduled to speak at tax day Tea Party rally at the state capitol building in Concord, New Hampshire. The event is organized by the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a fiscal conservative group. Pawlenty's appearance at the gathering was announced earlier this month. Also scheduled to speak at the rally is another probable GOP White House hopeful, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
Pawlenty appears to be picking up his appearances at tea party events. Last month he served as the keynote speaker in Arizona at an inaugural policy summit being put on by the Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's largest national Tea Party organizations.
"For the last 8 years Governor Pawlenty fought to cut taxes and spending in Minnesota - the same things the Tea Party is fighting for around the country today. There's a lot of energy and enthusiasm at the Tea Party events that the Governor has spoken at, and we're looking forward to the Boston rally next month," Pawlenty adviser Alex Conant tells CNN.
The traditional tax return filing deadline is April 15 of each year, but the Internal Revenue Service approved April 18 as the tax filing deadline for 2010 Tax Returns and extension requests, in observation of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.
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