(CNN) - Former presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will go to Ohio and Pennsylvania later this week at the same time President Barack Obama travels through both states on a bus tour, a campaign official for Mitt Romney said Tuesday.
As part of a bracketing strategy, the official said both surrogates will be on Romney's campaign bus, making stops Thursday and Friday in "several of the same areas" as Obama "to make sure the Romney message gets out."
The two are considered to be potential running mates for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Pawlenty has made several campaign appearances for Romney, while Jindal has expressed his support in interviews and conference calls with reporters.
Obama’s campaign and Democratic groups took a similar strategy when Romney had his own bus tour through several rust-belt states last month.