Gov. Tim Pawlenty's schedule this month includes a trip to Washington, D.C. A trip planned for Mexico was cancelled. But perhaps the trip that has drawn the most attention was the governor's visit to Iowa on Saturday.
Pawlenty was the featured speaker at the state Republican Party's "Leadership for Iowa" event. With its first-in-the-nation caucuses, Iowa could be important to Pawlenty, should he decide to run for president in 2012. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tom Scheck who was in Iowa for the governor's trip.