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The Travels of President George W. Bush -- August 2004
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Dallas, TX
(Crawford, TX)
Davenport, IA
Le Seuer, MN
Mankato, MN
(Washington, DC)
Columbus, OH
Saginaw, MI
(Washington, DC)
Stratham, NH
Kennebunkport, ME
Kennebunkport, ME
Kennebunkport, ME
(Washington, DC)
Annandale, VA
bus tour...
Pensacola, FL
Niceville, FL
Panama City, FL
(Crawford, TX)
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
(Phoenix, AZ)
Las Vegas, NV
Santa Monica, CA
(Los Angeles, CA)
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Medina, WA
(Redmond, WA)
Sioux City, IA
(Washington, DC)
Punta Gorda, FL
Cincinnati, OH
Traverse City, MI
Ridley Park, PA
Hedgesville, WV
(Washington, DC)
bus tour...
Chippewa Falls, WI
St. Croix Co., WI
St. Paul, MN
(Crawford, TX)
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
Las Cruces, NM
Farmington, NM
Albuquerque, NM
(Washington, DC)
Miami, FL
(Washington, DC)
bus tour...
Troy, OH
Lima, OH
Perrysburg, OH
Wheeling, WV
No. Nashua, NH
Taylor, MI
(Dearborn, MI)
Nashville, TN
Alleman, IA
No. Middleton Twshp, PA
(Washington, DC)
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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign, the RNC, the White House, and news accounts.  The calendar above shows scheduled stops.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.
Sun. August 1, 2004

Mon. August 2, 2004
Washington, DC.   -Cabinet meeting; intelligence reform announcement.

Tues. August 3, 2004
Washington, DC.
-RNC Victory 2004 reception at a private residence in Dallas, TX.  (Raises $1.6 million)
-Addresses the 122nd Annual Knights of Columbus Convention at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, TX.
Overnights in Crawford, TX.

Wed. August 4, 2004
-GWB makes remarks at a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at LeClair Park in Davenport, IA.  -note Sen. Kerry was also in Davenport today.
Unannounced stop at local farmer's market, picks up some Iowa sweet corn en route to Quad City Airport.
-Makes remarks on the Conservation Reserve Program at the Katzenmeyer Family Farm in Le Seuer, MN.
-GWB addresses a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Southern Minnesota Construction Company Quarry in Mankato, MN.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Thurs. August 5, 2004
Washington, DC.    -Signs Defense appropriations bill.
-GWB does "Ask President Bush" at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, OH.
-GWB headlines Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Wendler Arena in Saginaw, MI.   ...Detroit News: 18th Michigan visit
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Fri. August 6, 2004
Washington, DC.   -"Unity: Journalists of Color Convention" at the Washington Convention Center.
-GWB attends Bush-Cheney '04 picnic at Bittersweet Farm, the farm of Doug and Stella Scamman, in Stratham, NH.
Kennebunkport, ME.

Sat. August 7, 2004
Kennebunkport, ME.  (wedding of nephew George P. Bush)

Sun. August 8, 2004
Kennebunkport, ME.
Washington, DC.

Mon. August 9, 2004
-GWB participates in an "Ask President Bush" at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA.  ...acc. to USA Today this was the 8th "Ask President Bush"
Washington, DC.  [Prime Minister Belka of Poland].

Tues. August 10, 2004 ...starts 5-day campaign swing
Air Force One to Pensacola, FL.
President Bush does a Bush-Cheney '04 Florida bus tour with Sen. John McCain   ...according to AP this was Bush's 24th presidential visit to Florida and 7th visit this year
-Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL.
Unannounced stop for lunch at Suzanne’s Java Café in downtown Fort Walton Beach, FL.
-"Ask President Bush" at Okaloosa-Walton College in Niceville, FL.
Unannounced stop and briefly addresses the crowd in Seaside, FL.
-Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Marina in Panama City, FL.
With McCain overnights in Crawford, TX.

Wed. August 11, 2004   -continues travel with Sen. John McCain
-GWB does "Ask President Bush" at Eclipse Aviation at the Sunport in Albuquerque, NM.
-GWB holds a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ.
Overnights in Phoenix, AZ.

Thurs. August 12, 2004
-GWB tours and makes remarks at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV.
GWB and LB visit Mrs. Reagan and do a photo op at the Reagan home in Bel Air, CA.
GWB and LB tape CNN's "Larry King Live" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
-GWB and LB with  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand, makes remarks to RNC Victory 2004 dinner at a Santa Monica Airport hangar in Santa Monica, CA.  (Raises $3 million).
Overnights in Los Angeles, CA.

Fri. August 13, 2004
-GWB accompanied by LB speaks about Columbia River dredging at Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in Portland, OR. -note Sen. Kerry was also in Portland today.
-GWB and LB remarks at the "Small Business Summit" at Southridge High School in Beaverton (just to the west of Portland), OR.
Meets with workers at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle, WA.
-Participates in RNC Victory 2004 dinner at the home of Gary Reed (chairman of Simpson Timber, 1971-96; serves on a number of boards) in Medina (on Lake Washington), WA.  (Raises $2.4 million).
Overnights in Redmond, WA.

Sat. August 14, 2004
-GWB and LB speak at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Sun. August 15, 2004
-GWB tours Hurricane Charley damage in Punta Gorda, FL.
Back to Washington, DC.

Mon. August 16, 2004
-GWB makes remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention at the Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Cinergy Center in Cincinnati, OH.
-GWB makes remarks at a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, MI.

Tues. August 17, 2004
-GWB tours and makes remarks at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park (Philadelphia area-near Philadelphia Int'l Airport), PA.  ...32nd visit
-GWB delivers remarks at a rally at Hedgesville High School in Hedgesville, WV.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Wed. August 18, 2004
President Bush does a Bush-Cheney '04 bus tour in Western Wisconsin and Minnesota.
-Remarks at Kell Container Corporation in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Unanounced stop at Cady's Cheese Factory and Shoppe near Wilson, WI.
Unannounced stop at the Kansas City Chiefs training camp at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls, WI.
-"Ask President Bush" at Lakefront Park in Hudson (St. Croix County), WI.
-Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.
Overnights in Crawford, TX.

Thurs. August 19, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Fri. August 20, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Sat. August 21, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Sun. August 22, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Mon. August 23, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.   -meets with defense team.

Tues. August 24, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Wed. August 25, 2004
Ranch at Crawford, TX.

Thurs. August 26, 2004  -travels with Rudy Giuliani
-GWB remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at New Mexico State University's Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM.
-GWB remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Ricketts Park in Farmington, NM.
-GWB remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Fri. August 27, 2004
GWB briefed on Hurricane Charley at City Fire Station Number Two in Miami, FL.  -announces approx. $2 billion request for emergency supplemental appropriations.
-GWB and LB with Sen. Zell Miller do a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Miami Arena in Miami, FL.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

President Bush does Western Ohio bus tour.
Sat. August 28, 2004
Arrives Air Force One in Dayton, IA.  Thanks Becky Brown of Tipp City, the one millionth volunteer for the campaign.
-Remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Troy Public Square in Troy (Miami County), OH.
Unannounced stop, picks up lunch at The Spot restaurant in Sidney (Shelby County), OH.
-"Ask President Bush" at Lima Senior High School in Lima (Allen County), OH.
Stops to do a long interview with "Today" host Matt Lauer at the home of Doug and Teresa Page on Rural Route 65 near Columbus Grove, OH.
-Remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Fort Meigs State Memorial Park in Perrysburg (Wood County), OH.
some details from Jim Bebbington and William Hershey.  "Thousands in Troy Cheer Bush's Call for Re-election"  Dayton Daily News., Aug. 29, 2004.

Sun. August 29, 2004
-GWB remarks at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling, WV.

Mon. August 30, 2004
Washington, DC   -including speech preparation.
Flight to Manchester, NH.  Interview with WMUR-TV.
-GWB accompanied by LB does "Ask President Bush" event at Nashua High School in North Nashua, NH.
-GWB and LB remarks at a rally at Heritage Park in Taylor, MI.
Overnights in Dearborn, MI.

Tues. August 31, 2004   -travels with Sen. John McCain
-GWB remarks at the 86th annual American Legion National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.
Flight to Iowa.   Radio interview, via phone, with Rush Limbaugh.
-GWB remarks at the annual Farm Progress Show at Alleman Farm in Alleman (between Des Moines and Ames), IA.
-GWB visits a softball game and family-style picnic in North Middleton Township (Cumberland County), PA.  -by satellite to the convention
Overnights in Washington, DC.

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