Barbour meets and greets in Iowa

(CNN) – Appearing more and more like a presidential candidate, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wraps up a two-day visit to Iowa Tuesday night by headlining a state Republican party dinner.
Barbour keynotes the Chairman’s Dinner in Davenport, Iowa. The gathering is the first of a series of fundraising dinners designed to strengthen the Iowa Republican Party and county party organizations across the state.

“We’re excited to have Governor Barbour as the first speaker in the Chairman’s Series. This will be one of Governor Barbour’s first visits to Iowa, and he’ll have an opportunity to introduce himself to a key constituency in southeast Iowa at our county building event tonight,” Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn tells CNN.