Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now Will Bachmann and Pawlenty's Iowa visits lead to presidential campaigns? Politics St. Paul, Minn. · Jan 17, 2011 Listen Midday 53min 54sec Michele Bachmann MPR Photo/Caroline Yang Two Minnesota Republicans have not ruled out presidential campaigns in 2012 -- former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. They hold major events this month in Iowa, which will be an early test of any presidential candidate.