Tim Pawlenty will invade Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's surrogate turf today, and attend two events in Ohio.
The first stop is in Dayton, Ohio at The Dublin Pub, where T-Paw might pull out his "all foam and no beer" criticism of Barack Obama.
T-Paw's second stop is in Springfield, Ohio, where he'll officially cut the metaphoric umbilical cord (or is it "ribbon?") at the Clark County GOP headquarters.
Dayton is in Montgomery County, where Obama bested John McCain by 5%, and where John Kerry won by less than 1% in 2004. So it's a fairly heated battleground.
Clark County is also in the Dayton area, but it's on the outskirts and more Republican than Montgomery County. McCain won Clark by about 4%.