(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the latest potential presidential candidate to schedule a springtime sojourn to Iowa.
The Des Moines-based Polk County Republican Party announced Thursday that Gingrich will be the guest speaker at the group's annual Robb Kelley Victory Club Dinner, named in honor of a late Republican activist. Tickets to the May 26th fundraiser are $75 a piece.
John Bloom, chairman of the Polk County GOP, touted Gingrich as "a dominant figure in conservative politics" in a statement announcing the fundraiser.
"Newt certainly hasn't ruled out a run and Iowa is an important political state for 2010," Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler told CNN. "I know he has his mind focused on 2010, and he will be doing what he can to help the party."
Gingrich has flirted with a presidential bid in the past and has said that he and his wife will make a final decision about a presidential bid sometime in early 2011. Gingrich visited New Hampshire, another key presidential nominating state, in January.
Other potential 2012 candidates heading to Iowa in the coming weeks and months include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.