[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/24/art.pence.file.gi.jpg caption="Indiana Rep. Mike Pence is returning to the early primary state of South Carolina."](CNN) - Indiana Rep. Mike Pence is returning to the early primary state of South Carolina as he continues to consider the possibility of a presidential bid in 2012.
Pence will host a fundraiser for Rep. Joe Wilson on Friday in Columbia.
The Chairman of the House Republican Conference first made a splash in the Palmetto State when he spoke to the South Carolina GOP's annual Silver Elephant Banquet - the state party's biggest fundraiser - in May 2008.
Since then, he has made a handful of stops in the state - along with political visits to the key states of Iowa and New Hampshire.