November 11th, 2009
03:52 PM ET
13 years ago

Pawlenty heading to New Hampshire

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(CNN) - Next month, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is heading to New Hampshire, the latest presidential proving ground the Minnesota Republican will have visited this fall.

Pawlenty will keynote a $50-per-person fundraiser for the state's Republican Senate Majority Committee in Concord on December 16 in what could be seen as an effort to build early support in the key primary state.

The planned trip comes on the heels of a foray to Iowa last weekend, where Pawlenty headlined the state GOP's annual leadership dinner, one of the two major annual events for the state party.

Pawlenty announced this past summer he would not seek a second gubernatorial term in 2012, fueling speculation he is setting his sights on a presidential bid instead.

The governor also rolled out a new political action committee in October and announced a fleet of new advisers, several of whom advised Pawlenty's likely 2012 rival - former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney - during his 2008 presidential bid.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. New Father

    To bad the repubs still haven't learned that the one thing Americans are sick of is career politicains. All the GOP needs to do to clean house next year is run citizens real people. Since 2007 and the Democrat recession started the majority began to throw the lifers out. Many didn't realize that it was the Dems in charge of spending in 07-8' they just listened to Obama and blamed Bush. When unemployment is over 12% and the debt starts to mirror California. Americans will go to vote and think P.O.orR. Pelosi Obama or Reid, for some reason I doubt it, and vote their dollars, not more change.

    November 11, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. JS

    I live in MN. How nice to have a govenor who is not in the state anymore. Also, nice that he didn't raise taxes in his terms, but that is because he raised fees on everything. Automobile tabs went up 150%. Ouch. Can't wait until he is president.

    November 11, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. Tony83702

    Better he should be in New Hampshire than in Minnesota. He can do less mischief over there.

    November 11, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. ran

    Unless the GOP find someone other then this guy,Huckabee,Palin etc, the Democrats will have no problems keeping the WH. Also if the party of "no" continues their obstructionist ways there will be more Democrats in the House/Senate come 2010/2012.

    What we the people need is a viable 3rd party.

    November 11, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  5. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The GOP Chairman Michael Steele has finally admitting that the Republican party doesn't like minorities. This comes after many times Steele himself said it isn't about race. America can't be divided like this and it's disgraceful.

    November 11, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
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