Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories...#ixzz1MuJmkdVlTim Pawlenty to announce W.H. bid on Monday
By KENDRA MARR | 5/20/11 10:47 AM EDT Updated: 5/20/11 11:32 AM EDT
Tim Pawlenty will formally announce his candidacy for president on Monday in Iowa, an aide told POLITICO.
The former Minnesota governor has scheduled a town hall in Des Moines at 11:30 a.m. His wife Mary will introduce him.
Pawlenty has been an all-but-declared candidate for months, and has been laying the groundwork for a White House bid ever since he missed out on the chance to be John McCain's running mate in 2008. He launched his presidential exploratory committee two months ago, and since then has kept a busy schedule of fundraisers and visits to early-voting states.
After the announcement, Pawlenty will travel to Florida, Washington, New Hampshire and New York.