Gov. Tim Pawlenty will attend the Republican Governors Association conference this week in San Diego.
Don’t look for any big presidential bid announcement there; that’s expected to come after the first of the year. Pawlenty’s book, “Courage to Stand,” will be released Jan. 11 with a national publicity tour planned.
The big news at the conference will be selection of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as president of the association, which will work to raise money for 2011 gubernatorial elections in Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky.