Mississippi governor plans visit to Iowa

By The Associated Press

DES MOINES — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, will be in Iowa next month to headline a Republican fundraising dinner.

The Iowa Republican Party on Monday says Barbour’s visit on March 15 in the Quad Cities is part of a series of events across the state to prepare county organizations for the 2012 presidential caucus.

Iowa GOP spokesman Casey Mills wouldn’t say if Barbour would be in Davenport or Bettendorf, and that final details would be released later.

The Quad Cities also includes Rock Island and Moline in Illinois.