Ensign's Iowa trip

The announcement a few weeks ago that Sen. John Ensign would be making a trip to Iowa set tongues wagging that he was laying the groundwork for an eventual presidential run.

Now the trip is taking shape. The American Future Fund just put out the details of Ensign's schedule during the June 1 trip, which concludes with an evening speech in Sioux City.

The same group has put some of its energy behind an anti-Harry Reid campaign, "Watchin' Reid." But Ensign, who maintains a close friendship with Reid, isn't likely to help out with that effort.

Here's Ensign's Iowa itinerary for June 1:

1:30 p.m.                  Sen. John Ensign tours Trans Ova Genetics
                                    Trans Ova Corporate Headquarters
                                    2938 - 380th St.
                                    Sioux Center, IA
3 p.m.                        Sen. John Ensign Meet-and-Greet in Le Mars                       
                                    Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor
                                    16 - 5th Ave. NW
                                    Le Mars, IA
7 p.m.                        Sen. John Ensign Delivers Lecture
                                    With emcee Rep. Christopher Rants
                                    Wilbur Aalfs Downtown Library, Gleeson Room
                                    529 Pierce St.
                                    Sioux City, IA