Pawlenty To Visit New Hampshire In March

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), a potential presidential candidate, will be visiting New Hampshire next month, bringing the retiring Minnesota governor to the site of the country’s first primary contest.

Pawlenty posted this announcement on his Facebook page: “The Manchester Republican Committee invited me to keynote their Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on March 25. I’m glad to do it — it’s a great event that will help Republicans win in 2010. Can any Granite Staters tell me when the ice-out is? Would be fun to also play some hockey while I’m there.”

The conventional wisdom is that a candidate from Minnesota would have a regional advantage in Iowa, as opposed to New Hampshire. But perhaps the weather-card could win Pawlenty some points here.