House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will head to events in Iowa, potentially foreshadowing a 2012 run for the presidency.

Pence will attend events in Cedar Rapids in the key primary state on July 24, the Des Moines Register reported.

Pence, a conservative Republican who serves as the third-ranking House GOP official, would likely court voters who might have favored Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) or Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) -- two prospective candidates who've admitted recently to extramarital affairs.