Two potential Republican presidential candidates — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty — will both appear at a dinner in Bloomington April 9. Organizers are calling it the first major event to feature the two likely candidates.
Romney also will sign copies of his new book, ” No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” at the event sponsored by the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota.
Said Annette Meeks, CEO of the Freedom Foundation:
“The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is both honored and excited to host two of our country’s most influential and important conservative leaders. Gov. 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 Gov. 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 Romney at the end of the evening. Registration details can be found at the Freedom Foundation website.