May 25th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
10 years ago

Pawlenty schedules another New Hampshire stop

(CNN) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has scheduled another visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire in July.

The potential presidential candidate alerted his Facebook followers Tuesday that he plans to attend the Strafford County Republican Committee summer picnic in Dover on July 10th.

"Hope you can join us if you're in the area!" Pawlenty wrote.

It will be Pawlenty's third trip to the Granite State since he announced last year that he won't seek a third term as governor.

"He wants to help Republicans wherever we can be helpful," said Pawlenty spokesman Alex Conant. "He's glad to go even when the ice is out."

Filed under: New Hampshire • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Linda

    Who cares about this total lightweight. He is an idiot!

    May 25, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. ehwilson429

    who is Pawlenty?

    May 25, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Can't take care of a bankrupt state (his doing) – couldn't keep a bridge standing, but killed humans crossing it – and the typical inept republican is out campaigning 2-1/2 years ahead of time.

    Doesn't he have a job to complete? Has he quit like Palin? Or just draws the pay and does nothing?

    GOP has declared Jihad on the US. Vote NO to the party of NO.

    May 25, 2010 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. Video Guy

    He should stay there. Minnesota would be so much better off.

    May 25, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Tulsa

    Who really cares what this neo nazi is doing?

    May 25, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Georgia, Joe

    He isn't running for Governor again because he would have no chance of being elected. His approval is in the low 40's and falling. Why would Republican's give someone with such a poor record any consideration for another office. The one thing I will give him credit for, contrary to Palin, at least he had the guts to serve out his term.

    May 25, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  7. Pragmatic

    Pawlenty’s leadership has taken the state of Minnesota from having a financial surplus to having a $5 billion dollar deficit.

    He attempted to cut social programs serving the poorest citizens-those with mental illness, homeless, the working poor with no insurance but proposed corporate and small business tax cuts even as the state struggles to keep services like, state parks, schools.

    He's a really "pure" republican ... let's all sing another verse about his bridges falling down (killing real people!)

    May 25, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  8. dan

    How dumb is the Democrats,all they have to do is pass immigration in that would force the Republicans to get 65% of the White vote,which is highly unlikly,the gop knows they cant win if the Democrats pass immigration because the Democrats would get 80% of the latino vote from here until forever.why cant the Democrats see this,the media in the gop have got the Democrats thinking immigration would kill their party,but in reality it would destroy the Gop.the media wont get ratings if the Democrats destroys the gop every 4yrs,but that is what going to happen if the Democrats pass immigration

    May 25, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Jim

    As a Minnesotan I have to agree with those people standing against Pawlenty. He did zero for Minnesota except increase taxes (fees), & run a deficit. Oh yes, he is also good at saying nothing.

    May 25, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  10. Nellie Bly

    Fine, lovely, the more time my Governor spends out of state, the better for Minnesotans.

    May 25, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  11. debbie

    I'm sorry but Pawlenty doesn't have enough experience to run for President. No offense to the people of Minnesota but their whole states population is about the size of major cities in other states. That means Pawlenty lacks the experience on domestic agendas, security, economy, not to mention foreign policy.

    May 25, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  12. rdepontb

    This week, CNN, you want us to think about Pawlenty??

    May 25, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. waiting

    Minnesota has the 5th highest state income taxes in the nation with an average income of $56,000 annually.
    Don't believe candidates when they say they want to cut taxes they want to raise middle-income taxes so they can cut taxes for the wealthy.

    May 25, 2010 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  14. Dan, TX

    I am not impressed with Pawlenty, I've heard him speak several times and he doesn't seem to have very many good ideas.

    May 25, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. shaking my head

    why? doesnt he know the ticket will be Palin and Paul for us allllll

    May 25, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  16. Barbara Independent in NY

    Seriously, Pawlenty, Palin, Gringrich, Romney, Santorum. Republicans you need to keep looking.

    May 25, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. Gil

    Give it up Tim, you are too far to the right! How do I find a moderate republican candidate to vote for?

    May 25, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  18. wwf

    I hope he stays out of Minnesota. I for one do not want him back. I am sick and tired of his lies on how he has not raised taxes. I guess my property taxes going up more than two fold is just my imagination.
    Silly me. The guy is a complete fool who will have a great pension for the rest of his life for taking Mn. down into the gutter. Just like all of the politicans. Great pensions for doing nothing while we loose ours. That goes for both parties.

    May 25, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  19. Repulsican Nerds

    This guy couldn't govern Minnesota or get >50% of the vote in his election as governor, and now he wants to run for higher office? I hear Alaska needs a governor that will actually stay in the job.

    May 25, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. RTB

    Does any body care what this failed neo con says or does?

    The sooner this loser is out of office the better.

    May 25, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |