AP: Pawlenty, Romney to share stage at Minn. dinner

Several media outlets across the state and country picked up the AP story on an FFM event that will feature both Governor Mitt Romney and Governor Tim Pawlenty. The story ran locally in the Pioneer Press, other local TV stations, and even in Romney's home state of Massachusetts in the Boston Herald. The article (as featured on the KARE 11 website) can be found here

UPDATE: MPR online and the Star Tribune have also written on the event Governor Pawlenty will also be attending. The MPR story can be found here, and the Star Tribune article can be found here. The original press release can be read below.

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit the Twin Cities on April 9, 2010 to speak at a dinner sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) and sign copies of his newly released book.  Joining Governor Romney for the event will be Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. The title of Governor Romney’s book is also the topic of his remarks: No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

“The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is both honored and excited to host two of our country's most influential and important conservative leaders,” said Annette Meeks, CEO of the Freedom Foundation. “Governor Romney has been and continues to be one of the most powerful voices advancing free market policy alternatives. We’re planning an exciting evening where Minnesotans will hear Romney’s public policy ideas first hand. 

"We are equally excited that Governor Tim Pawlenty will be joining us on April 9th. While Pawlenty’s public policy leadership is no secret to Minnesota conservatives, this will be the first major event where these two American leaders will appear on the same stage – a spectacular opportunity for the Freedom Foundation to highlight two dynamic American leaders.”  

The event will be held at the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, beginning with a private reception and dinner. A dessert reception will precede remarks by the two governors with a book signing by Governor Romney to occur at the end of the evening. Registration details can be found at www.freedomfoundationofminnesota.com and tickets must be purchased in advance for all events.

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