First not running for reelection, then forming a PAC, and now a trip to Iowa.

The Iowa Republican Party announced this morning that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) will headline Leadership for Iowa, which the state party describes as its "signature fall event," on Saturday, November 7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

This, of course, doesn't mean he's running for president. But, of all the possible GOP candidates, Pawlenty has perhaps taken the most aggressive steps toward a bid. The one thing missing from his portfolio was a trip to Iowa or New Hampshire, and now he'll be making one.

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