David Perdue goes to Iowa

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, talks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., as Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the committee’s hearing on her nomination. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. The 55-year-old federal prosecutor would be the nation’s first black female attorney general. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

What exactly is a person like U.S. Sen. David Perdue doing in a place like Iowa?

Rumors of Perdue’s aspirations for higher office have been unceasing. But this jaunt to the Hawkeye State isn’t much to raise an eyebrow at, apparently.

Georgia’s junior Republican senator will be in Cedar Rapids Friday campaigning with Chuck Grassley, his Senate Judiciary colleague, who’s on the ballot this November.

The two will be joined by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, part of a joint effort help the GOP maintain its majority in the upper chamber this November. (Grassley, by the way, is +15.7 in his race.) They’ll be holding a joint press conference in the morning.

We hear Perdue is scheduled to attend several events with Grassley over the weekend, including meeting with Alliant Energy, a public utility company. Perdue once served on its board.

We’ll be watching any and all trips to certain politically important areas like an, umm, hawk. With an eye:

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