Several potential Republican candidates are feeling out support in Iowa.
GOP activity in Iowa picking up
According to ABC News, advisers to Sarah Palin are contacting activists in Iowa and other early states, should she decide to run, including top tea party leaders.
Politico reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann is meeting with top Republicans in Iowa about a potential run.
In the final months of the 2010 election, Tim Pawlenty sent $34,000 to nineteen Iowa Republicans through his political action committee.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is taking a different approach from his first campaign for president. He’s largely ignoring Iowa, having only visited the state twice since Barack Obama won the presidency, reports TIME.
Update It turns out Mike Huckabee’s book tour takes his right through the early states of Iowa (six cities) and South Carolina (five cities). What a coincidence?