Pawlenty to visit states that start with "I" this weekend
April 16, 2010 — 9:55am
There's an I in Tim and two in politics and one at the start of both of the states Gov. Tim Pawlenty will visit this weekend.
He will raise money for the Lake County Republicans in Illinois Friday night at a $100 a plate fundraiser. Invitees were welcomed to contribute up to $10,000.
Saturday afternoon, Pawlenty will touch down in Iowa, his second visit to that early voting state in the last several months, to speak to the Iowans for Tax Relief's "2010 Iowa Taxpayers Day" gathering in Des Moines.
No signs that he's got visits planned to either Indiana or Idaho this weekend but reporters don't always find out in advance about his out-of-state trips so maybe he'll complete the quartet soon.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."