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Pawlenty book excerpt released; tour schedule firmed up

An  excerpt from Gov.

An  excerpt from Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s book, “Courage to Stand,” has been published on his website, as he prepares for a January book tour that will include stops in Iowa and New Hampshire, important early states for presidential hopefuls.

The book will be released Jan. 11. He’ll start the tour Jan. 13 in Washington D.C., with other events in Florida, Texas and Ohio.

Two days of Minnesota stops are on the schedule: Jan. 18 in Woodbury and Jan. 27 in Burnsville and St. Cloud.

His frequent trips to early primary states, a steady schedule of television appearances and his inclusion in most early national polls of presidential preferences have fueled speculation that Pawlenty will make a bid for the GOP nomination. He has said he’ll make a formal decision in the first quarter of the year.