Rivalry? What rivalry?

The conservative Freedom Foundation of Minnesota Friday announced that Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be on hand during former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney's talk in Minnesota on April 9. Both men are considered potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates. Romney announced his appearance last month. You think Pawlenty's criticism of the health care plan Romney ushered and Romney's folks' criticism back will come up? From the Freedom Foundation: Former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit the Twin Cities on April 9, 2010 to speak at a dinner sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) and sign copies of his newly released book. Joining Governor Romney for the event will be Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. The title of Governor Romney's book is also the topic of his remarks: No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. "The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is both honored and excited to host two of our country's most influential and important conservative leaders," said Annette Meeks, CEO of the Freedom Foundation. "Governor Romney has been and continues to be one of the most powerful voices advancing free market policy alternatives. We're planning an exciting evening where Minnesotans will hear Romney's public policy ideas first hand. "We are equally excited that Governor Tim Pawlenty will be joining us on April 9th. While Pawlenty's public policy leadership is no secret to Minnesota conservatives, this will be the first major event where these two American leaders will appear on the same stage – a spectacular opportunity for the Freedom Foundation to highlight two dynamic American leaders." The event will be held at the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, beginning with a private reception and dinner. A dessert reception will precede remarks by the two governors with a book signing by Governor Romney to occur at the end of the evening. Registration details can be found at www.freedomfoundationofminnesota.com and tickets must be purchased in advance for all events.