Pawlenty to get a boost from Karl Rove

Dane Smith of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports that "Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser and a favorite headliner among Republican activists, will be the main celebrity and speaker at an April 8 fundraiser for Gov. Tim Pawlenty's 2006 reelection campaign at the Minneapolis Convention Center ."

"Rove's appearance could have the dual effect of maximizing contributions at the event while also feeding speculation that Pawlenty could be among the GOP's presidential or vice-presidential prospects in 2008."