Pawlenty, Romney to appear on 'The View'

ABC's morning talk show "The View" will host two top Republican contenders for president during the next month.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) will appear Monday on the show, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will join the show's four co-hosts Feb. 1, the show said Wednesday.

Pawlenty will be on-set to promote his new book, the same thing Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will likely be doing when he appears in late February on "The View."

The ABC program has become a must-do appearance for political figures, it seems. President Obama appeared on the show last year, as did Romney, whose February appearance will be his second.