RALEIGH – Get ready for some big name politicians to visit the Tar Heel State.

Former Minnesota governor and potential GOP vice presidential pick Tim Pawlenty will be making a campaign stop in Raleigh this weekend.

Details are still be worked out.

On Monday, Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham will hold their Preserving America’s Strength town hall series in Fayetteville.

The meeting is aimed at highlighting the impacts of the looming budget cuts to the defense department.

It will be held at Fayetteville Technical Community College at 1:30 p.m.