Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty — a contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 — will spend a few days in Iowa this summer campaigning for state House candidates. 

His spokesman, Alex Conant, tweeted Tuesday: 

T-Paw going to help Republicans win back Iowa legislature with 3-day trip to eastern Iowa starting 7/31. Lots of good candidates to support.

On July 31, Pawlenty will appear with Rep. Steve Lukan in Dubuque, state Senate candidate Bill Dix in Waverly, and statehouse minority leader Kraig Paulsen in Cedar Rapids. The following two days, he will appear with state Rep. Jeff Kaufmann in West Liberty, and at a morning event for the Scott County Lincoln Club in Davenport.