Pawlenty will give the keynote speech at the party's Lincoln Days dinner in St. Charles, Missouri on February 26th. The party chair called Pawlenty a rising star in the GOP. Pawlenty has not ruled a run for president in 2012 and has formed a federal political action committee to help candidates in 2010.
Since he announced in June that he isn't seeking a third term, Pawlenty has visited 17 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and six foreign countries. He's also scheduled to speak out of state two other times in February. He'll speak to the Alabama Republican Party on February 4th and to the Conservative Political Action Conference the weekend of February 20th.
Pawlenty will be making his trips at a time when the state faces a $1.2 billion budget deficit. He said in December that he would curtail his travel schedule during the legislative session to focus on the budget. The legislative session begins on February 4th.
Here's the map of his travel.
Pawlenty also has a
fundraiser scheduled two fundraisers scheduled for his PAC. The fundraisers will be on January 19th in Minneapolis and January 21st in St. Paul.
Here are the invites: