Minnesota will be well represented in the Granite State this week as both Minnesota’s potential 2012 presidential candidates will venture to New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation president primary state.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty kicks off the New Hampshire tour today in Manchester with an event hosted by the Grantie Oath political action committee. That PAC is run by Ovide Lamontagne, who lost in the 2010 New Hampshire GOP Senate primary.
On Friday, Pawlenty will speak with employees at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Rep. Michele Bachmann comes to town for her first New Hampshire visit on Friday, shortly after votes in the House are scheduled to conclude. Bachmann is a featured speaker Friday night at a $250-a-person fundraiser in Hampton Falls, N.H., hosted by the state’s Republican Party.
On Saturday, she’ll hit Manchester, Nashua and Rochester for three events: coffee with the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, brunch with the New Hampshire GOP and a fundraiser for the Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC.
Pawlenty, who has visited New Hampshire numerous times over the past year, says he'll decide if he's running for president in the next month or two. Bachmann says she'll decide in the summer.