Pawlenty book tour to stop in Iowa & New Hampshire
December 10th, 2010
09:10 AM ET
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Pawlenty book tour to stop in Iowa & New Hampshire

(CNN) - Possible Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty's upcoming book tour will take him to Iowa and New Hampshire, two extremely important states in the road to the White House.

According to a release Friday, the book by the outgoing Minnesota governor, "Courage to Stand," comes out Tuesday January 11, with Pawlenty kicking off the book tour two days later with an appearance at the National Press Club and a book signing in the nation's capital.

But the book tour also includes a book signing in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday January 24. That same day, Pawlenty will speak at a Merrimack County GOP Dinner in Concord and he'll be featured at a Politics and Eggs speaking series event in Bedford the next day, which is a must do for any possible White House hopeful.

Pawlenty signs books in Ankeny, Iowa on Sunday, January 30, with a speech to the Waukee Chamber of Commerce Dinner later that day. The following day he signs books in West Des Moines.

Both states play prominent roles in choosing a presidential nominee. Iowa's caucuses are the first contest in the presidential primary season, and New Hampshire holds the first primary in the road to the White House.

According to the press release, "Governor Pawlenty writes about growing up in the gritty meat-packing town of South St. Paul, his political battles as governor of Minnesota, and his vision for a better America."

Book releases and national tours have led to formal campaigns for many previous presidential candidates. Pawlenty finishes up his second term as governor at the beginning of January. His announcement last year that he would not run for a third term as governor was the first serious indication that Pawlenty was considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

Pawlenty's political action committee, Freedom First PAC, Friday published the first excerpts of the governor's book.

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Public appearances by Governor Pawlenty in January will include:

Thursday, 1/13 (Washington, DC)
'B7 'B7Speak at National Press Club, Washington, DC
'B7 Book signing, Washington, DC

Friday, 1/14 (Florida)
'B7 'B7Speak at the Hispanic Leadership Network Inaugural Conference, Miami, FL
'B7 Book signing, Tampa, FL

Tuesday, 1/18 (Minnesota)
'B7 'B7Book signing, Woodbury, MN

Thursday, 1/20 (Texas)
'B7 'B7Book signing, Dallas, TX

Friday, 1/21 (Texas)
'B7 'B7Book signing, Dallas, TX
'B7 Book signing, Houston, TX

Monday, 1/24 (New Hampshire)
'B7 'B7Merrimack County GOP Dinner, Concord, NH
'B7 Book signing, Manchester, NH

Tuesday, 1/25 (New Hampshire)
'B7 'B7Politics & Eggs, Bedford, NH

Thursday, 1/27 (Minnesota)
'B7 'B7Book signing, Burnsville, MN
'B7 Book signing, St. Cloud, MN

Saturday, 1/29 (Ohio)
'B7 'B712th Annual Hamilton County Pancake Breakfast, Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, 1/30 (Iowa)
'B7 'B7Book signing, Ankeny, IA
'B7 Waukee Chamber of Commerce Dinner

Monday, 1/31 (Iowa)
'B7 'B7Book signing, West Des Moines, IA

Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Name king

    Oohh another repug propogandalist, with their usual talking point, we care about you and those other people are trying to destroy our country.

    December 10, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Seattle Sue

    Tim Palenty(one of the American Taliban leaders) title of his book should have been Courage to Let A Bridge Fall. What a rotten coward!

    December 10, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. Dave

    Another useless governor who wrote a book about his life experiences (glossing over the multiple failures he did and highlighting the few good points) to desperately try to resurrect a chance to run for the presidency. How pitiful.

    December 10, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. GI Joe

    He won't sell many. He also has NO CHANCE to become President. We're just not buying is crap.

    He's delusional.

    December 10, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    I am currently writing a BOOK – You guys remember ME because I will pull the SAME stunt – RUN a "Vote for None of the Above" campaign and then do a BOOK TOUR to sell it. Because as you know, it's "all about the DOLLA' BILLS YA'LL!!" The name of my book is "T'sah's America – the Way I See It!!" (Hmm, the more I think about this – the better it sounds...LMAO)

    My point – it's NOT about really wanting to be President – it's about playing the ROLE of "wanting to be President" and making money as you go along..............PERIOD!!!

    Let's continue to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD with our current leader, President Obama, and NOT worry about who wants to “Make a Buck” and they pretend they are running for President (the "PA'IN in the NECK")

    December 10, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. Annie, Atlanta

    "Courage to Stand" up and destroy Minnesota, right?

    December 10, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Me love you long time John McCain

    Old chipmunk boy here thinks he can raise some cash,only at Walmart and Sams and then they return them by the pallot load or give them away at church.What a scam book selling has become,hahaha

    December 10, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  8. michael

    how sad this guy thinks he has a chance at the presidency. Are all poiticans delusional lol!

    December 10, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |