The Manchester Union-Leader is reporting that Gov. Pawlenty had a private dinner with several Republican leaders in the New Hampshire House:
“According to House GOP spokesman Jim Rivers, Pawlenty received a “history lesson” on the New Hampshire primary. They also discussed legislative issues.”
The newspaper also reports that Pawlenty met for an hour with the Ted Gatsas, Mayor-elect of Manchester and several members of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. Gatsas says a potential Pawlenty run for president never came up.
Pawlenty has not ruled out a potential run for the White House in 2012 and may be working to secure some support in New Hampshire if/when he decides to run.
The meetings come after Pawlenty spoke at a fundraiser for Republicans in the New Hampshire State Senate.