Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Governor, Will Speak at National Press Club on Jan. 13

Dec 10, 2010, 12:29 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tim Pawlenty, the outgoing governor of Minnesota and a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 13, 2011.

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Pawlenty, who will leave the governor's office Jan. 3, will launch his book tour at the National Press Club for his memoir "Courage to Stand." In his book, Pawlenty tells his story of going from blue-collar South St. Paul to the governor's mansion,  about his time as governor and shares his ideas for the direction of the country and how some of the things he's done in Minnesota might translate nationally.

Pawlenty will sign copies of his book from 2 to 2:30 p.m., after the luncheon.

The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Pawlenty's  remarks will begin just after 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Advance reservations should be made by contacting reservations at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501 or reservations@press.org. Cost of luncheon admission is $18 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.

Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.

The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs is go to www.press.org.


The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the Club has 3,500 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the Club holds more than 2,000 events including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors.

SOURCE National Press Club