Pawlenty back to New Hampshire in March
February 9th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
11 years ago

Pawlenty back to New Hampshire in March

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.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Timmy, Timmy, Timmy . . . it doesn't matter HOW many times you continue to visit other states, the folks just can't seem to get who you are. We had that same problem here in Minnesota, remember? You might want to consider employment opportunities other than that of Government sponsored. I realise you condemn Government work as a lifetime employment experience for others, but your own aspiration for a continuing Government paycheck belies that very condemnation you have spent so months elevating as your own conservative cause.

    February 9, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Little Timmy is becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of the republican party. He is not well like in Minnesota, so he probably happy to be anywhere else.

    February 9, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. LovesIrony

    Pawlenty did not even receive 50% of the vote either time he ran for governor.

    February 9, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  4. a Minnesotan

    I'm comfortable with Pawlenty in New Hampshire, too. I hope he stays there. They can keep him.

    To all those Independents that would consider voting for him. Pawlenty is a smooth talker that knows how to sway the swing voters. But he is NOT a moderate. Many of us in Minnesota had to learn that the hard way.

    February 9, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. Patrick from Minnesota

    Thank God that buffoon isn't my governor anymore.

    February 9, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. they call me "tater salad"

    Save your money Tim............You're going nowhere!

    February 9, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |