Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is headed to Iowa in March to headline a Chairman's Dinner, the Iowa Republican Party announced Monday.
On March 15, Barbour will be the featured guest at a dinner to kick off a series of events "designed to support and prepare county organizations for the 2012 presidential cycle," according to a release from the state party.
A "key feature of the statewide fundraising campaign will be highlighting a national political leader at each event," the release said.
Barbour was last in Iowa in late October 2010 to campaign for Gov. Terry Branstad (R).
Over the weekend, Barbour delivered an address at CPAC in Washington, but didn't tip his hand as to whether he will run for president. His decision to head to Iowa in March is the latest sign that he may be inching toward a bid.
On Sunday, Barbour defended his lobbying background in an appearance on Fox News. Following his appearance, a report revealed that the term-limited governor had previously lobbied on behalf of Mexico, working on legislation to provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants living in the United States.
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