Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential 2012 candidate for president, sure seems to like early voting states.

Iowans for Tax Relief just announced Pawlenty will be the keynote speaker at their April 17 "2010 Iowa Taxpayers Day" gathering in Des Moines.

Pawlenty visited Iowa late last year  to address a Republican Party gathering.

The governor has a March 25 visit planned to keynote the  Manchester Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner in New Hampshire, which, like Iowa votes early in party's presidential selection contests. He last stumped in New Hampshire in December.

This weekend he will speak in at the Missouri Lincoln Days gathering Friday and the Nevada Republican Party dinner Saturday.

Next weekend he'll attend the  Dallas County Republican Party fundraiser in Texas and on March 24, he's a featured speaker at the Susan B. Anthony fundraiser in Washington, DC.