Pawlenty's wife deploys to NH
August 1st, 2011
11:20 AM ET
11 years ago

Pawlenty's wife deploys to NH

Washington (CNN) - As former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty focuses his energy on Iowa ahead of an influential state straw poll, his wife Mary heads to New Hampshire this week to shore up support in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Pawlenty last visited New Hampshire on June 13th, when he participated in the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader debate. In recent weeks he has heavily invested in Iowa, aiming to attract enough support in the Ames Straw Poll to give a jolt to his campaign.

Mary Pawlenty, a former Minnesota district court judge, will greet voters in Keene and Amherst on Monday. She will also participate in public events in Nashua and Manchester on Tuesday.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Deploys? Deploys?

    Did she have to join the military?

    August 1, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Mrs. Pawlenty is on the trail campaigning and fund raising. Does this mean that she is "fair game"? If she were a Democrat, she would be.

    August 1, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    @Rudy NYC – I enjoy your post – this is the first time I was able to respond to you!!

    As for Mrs. POORlenty – U GO GIRL!! As for Mr. POORlenty – what a waste of time!!

    August 1, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. Bill

    That might get him up to 3.5% of the vote. What a joke.

    August 1, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Maybe Mrs. Pawlenty is a more exciting speaker with some personality that will excite the voters. He needs all the help he can get.

    August 1, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  6. thomas

    Mary Pawlenty should run fro president , she's more qualified then her husband !

    August 1, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. jilli

    I think old boring Mr. 2% is going to need help from someone...but another relative unknown won't make a lick of difference.

    August 1, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    "Mrs. Pawlenty is on the trail campaigning and fund raising. Does this mean that she is "fair game"?"
    I guess so – the dems sure attached Bachmann's husband.

    August 1, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  9. Bob in Pa

    Well, Mary sure has pawlenty more than Mr. Pawlenty !

    August 1, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    so you're way down in the polls and you send out the wife??? I guess she can slam Obama and offer no possible solutions just as he can.

    August 1, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Mrs. Bachmann brought her husband into the picture by holding him up as an example of small business success. In fact, he has been campaigning for her on the campaign trail. Well, at least he had been before people took a look at his example of success. What a mess.

    August 1, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    Glad that she stepped down from the bench. I am not sure about her credentials as a judge being married to this guy.
    Did either of them mention the four year anniversary of the bridge collapse in MN that killed 13? Just wondering. Didn't think so.
    The pawman sending the little woman to do his job. How sweet. Barf!

    August 1, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Interesting that some of the spouses of the campaigners have more education than Bachmann and undoubtedly Palin, the GOP should be ashame of themselves.

    August 1, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  14. Chuk

    Pawlenty, give up this fantasy of yours. You're too dull to make anything happen.

    August 1, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  15. The Other Michael in Houston

    Great, another attack dog with no real ideas on how to correct 2000-2011, just complaints about what is wrong. I just hope she is more exciting than her husband. To Fair is Fair, no one "attached" Bachmann's husband, although many people did "ATTACK" his mentality, and rightfully so. You cannot fix gay, just like you cannot fix stupid (see McCain campaign 2008 choice of picking Palin) they are what they are.

    August 1, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |