Gov. Pawlenty announced that he’s giving out a total of $16,000 to the GOP candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in New Hampshire. He also announced he’s giving $250 checks to 34 state and local candidates in New Hamsphire and $500 to five candidates for New Hampshire Executive Council. The donations are being given through his federal Freedom First PAC.
The governor also announced that he’ll make his 4th trip to New Hampshire since he announced he wasn’t running for a 3rd term as governor. He’ll be in New Hampshire on September 30th to campaign for John Stephen (the GOP candidate for governor) and Frank Guinta (a GOP candidate for Congress).
Pawlenty has been active in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Two critical states for any candidate who is ramping up a run for the White House. Pawlenty says he’ll announce his official intentions early next year.