(CNN) - Herman Cain is heading back to a place he hasn't spent a lot of time lately: Iowa.
The businessman and Republican presidential candidate will be in Des Moines and Dubuque Tuesday, according to Steve Grubbs, Cain's campaign chairman in the Hawkeye State. Tuesday marks seven weeks until the Iowa caucuses, which kick off the caucus and primary calendar.
This will be Cain's first stop in the state since the outbreak of a controversy over sexual harassment allegations against him dating back to when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990's.
Cain was last in Iowa on October 22, when he and many of the other GOP White House hopefuls spoke at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's fall banquet fundraiser in Des Moines. That was Cain's first visit to the state since mid-August, when he made the rounds at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines and took part in a crucial straw poll in Ames.
The two most recent polls in Iowa, by CNN/Time/ORC International and the Des Moines Register, which were conducted in late October, indicated that Cain was basically tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the top spot among Hawkeye State Republicans.
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