Former Sen. Santorum heads to Iowa

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will be in Iowa later this month for "private meetings" with the state's GOP leadership and for several press events.

On June 25-26 he'll be in Davenport and Des Moines, where he will speak at a luncheon during the Republican Party of Iowa's state convention.

He'll also make a stop in Ainsworth, a small town south of Iowa City, for a fundraiser for state Senate candidate Sandy Greiner (R).

"Each time I visit the Hawkeye State, I am struck by how concerned Iowans are about the state of our nation," he said in a statement. 

Santorum, considered a possible 2012 presidential candidate, said Iowans "are fired up about the midterm elections."