Next week’s Minnesota fundraiser for Romney postponed

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney won’t be coming to Minnesota for a fundraiser next week as previously announced.

Former rival Tim Pawlenty and others had plans to host a high-dollar event for Romney in Minneapolis. Pawlenty adviser Brian McClung said Thursday that next Monday’s event was put off due to a scheduling conflict.

Pawlenty endorsed Romney a few weeks after dropping out of the 2012 race this summer. Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, serves as national co-chairman of Romney’s campaign and has made some campaign appearances on the former Massachusetts governor’s behalf.

McClung says a new Minnesota event featuring Romney is expected to be held early in 2012.