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Add another name into the mix of Republicans wading into Iowa presidential politics.
The Iowa Republican Party has just announced that U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. (above), will travel to Iowa in July for events in the Cedar Rapids area.
As GOP House Conference chairman Pence is the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House and recently has been outspoken on Iran and the climate change bill.
A former talk-radio show host in Indiana, Pence has been mentioned by Iowa GOP insiders as a potentially formidable candidate.
”Throughout his career in public service, Congressman Pence has been a forceful advocate for our party’s principles of limited government, personal responsibility, and political, economic and religious freedom,” said Iowa Republican Party chairman Matt Strawn, adding that he anticipates this message resonating with many Iowans and Republicans.
Pence’s visit is slated for July 24.