Ron Paul headed to Iowa for social conservatives event

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is headed back to Iowa next month to speak to a group of social conservatives as he weighs another run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.  

Paul is the latest rumored Republican hopeful to confirm he will take part in a series hosted by the Family Leader, a group led by former Iowa gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats. 

Paul will be in the state for the event on March 7. 

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is in Iowa on Monday to kick off the series that will also include appearances in the coming weeks from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).    

Vander Plaats chaired former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's successful Iowa caucus campaign in 2008 and has indicated that his group will make an endorsement ahead of the 2012 Iowa caucuses.