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The Travels of President George W. Bush -- September 2004
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Columbus, OH
Elmhurst, NY
New York, NY
(Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Moosic, PA
West Allis, WI
Cedar Rapids, IA
(Cleveland, OH)
bus tour...
Broadview Heights, OH
Kirtland, OH
Erie, PA
(Washington, DC)
Parkersburg, WV
Poplar Bluff, MO
(Kansas City, MO)
bus tour...
Lee's Summit, MO
Sedalia, MO
Columbia, MO
(Washington, DC)
Fort Pierce, FL
Miami, FL
(Washington, DC)
Colmar, PA
Johnstown, PA
(Washington, DC)
bus tour...
Huntington, WV
Portsmouth, OH
Chillicothe, OH
(Washington, DC)
Camp David, MD
Camp David, MD
bus tour...
Muskegon, MI
Holland, MI
Battle Creek, MI
(Aurora, CO)
Greenwood Village, CO
Las Vegas, NV
bus tour...
St. Cloud, MN
Blaine, MN
Rochester, MN
Charlotte, NC
(Kennebunkport, ME)
Kennebunkport, ME
Kennebunkport, ME
Pensacola, FL
Orange Beach, AL
Derry, NH
New York, NY
New York, NY
King of Prussia, PA
Millvale, PA
Westmoreland County, PA
Bangor, ME 
bus tour...
Janesville, WI
Racine, WI
(Crawford, TX)
Crawford, TX
Crawford, TX
bus tour...
Springfield, OH
West Chester, OH
(Crawford, TX)
Crawford, TX
Lake Wales, FL
Stuart, FL
Coral Gables, FL
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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.


Wed. September 1, 2004
-GWB and LB rally at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.  (she arrived from New York, where she spoke to the Convention on Tues. night)  ...23rd visit
-GWB and LB visit with firefighters and supporters and receives the endorsement of the Uniformed Firefighters Association at the Italian Charities of America Hall in Elmhurst (Queens), NY.

Thurs. September 2, 2004
-Addresses the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.
Overnights in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Fri. September 3, 2004
-GWB and LB remarks at a Victory 2004 rally at Lackawanna County Stadium in Moosic (btwn Scranton and Wilkes-Barre), PA.
-GWB and LB remarks at a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at the Wisconsin Exposition Center in West Allis (Milwaukee area), WI.
-GWB and LB at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Overnights in Cleveland, OH.

Sat. September 4, 2004
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush and daughters Barbara and Jenna do a bus tour in the Cleveland area ("A safer world, a more hopeful America").
-"Ask President Bush" at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School in Broadview Heights, OH.
Unscheduled stop at the Popcorn Shoppe (he orders vanilla custard) in Chagrin Falls, OH.
-Victory 2004 rally at Lake Farmpark in Kirtland  (Lake County), OH.
Flight to Erie.
-GWB and LB remarks at a Victory 2004 rally at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium in Erie, PA.
Overnights in Washington, DC.

Sun. September 5, 2004  (LB in DC)
Arrives early afternoon on Air Force One at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
-GWB Victory 2004 rally at Parkersburg High School's Mary Lou Hague Field in Parkersburg, WV.

Mon. September 6, 2004 (Labor Day)   -submits $2 billion emergency supplemental request for recovery from Hurricanes Charley and Frances.  (LB in DC)
-Remarks at Victory 2004 rally at Ray Clinton Park in Poplar Bluff, MO.   (Hardy Billington and David Hahn headed a petition effort that started in June and gathered more than 10,000 signatures asking Bush to appear).
Overnights in Kansas City, MO.

Tues. September 7, 2004
President Bush does a bus tour in Missouri.
-Remarks at a Victory 2004 rally at Lee's Summit High School in Lee's Summit, MO.
Stops at Bomag Paving Products for a barbecue in his honor with employees, in Warrensburg, MO.
-"Ask President Bush" event in the Coliseum at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO.
-Addresses a Victory 2004 rally Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia, MO.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Wed. September 8, 2004  -signs $2 billion emergency supplemental passed by Congress yesterday.
Air Force One to Palm Beach International Airport; Marine One to St. Lucie County International Airport.      ...27th visit
-With Gov. Jeb Bush, GWB distributes bottled water, bags of ice, and other supplies to people in their cars during a brief stop at Convoy of Hope's relief center at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce, FL.
-GWB meets with officials at St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center.
via helicopter
-GWB tours the National Hurricane Center in Miami, FL.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Thurs. September 9, 2004 (LB in MI, MN)
Arrives at military air base in Willow Grove, PA.    ...has visited PA 36 times
-GWB remarks at a rally at Byers' Choice, a small business, in Colmar (Montgomery County), PA.
by air.
-GWB remarks at Victory 2004 rally at Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Fri. September 10, 2004 (LB in ME, NH)
President Bush does a bus tour in West Virginia and Southern Ohio.
-Speaks at a Victory 2004 rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV.  ...14th visit
Unannounced stop, makes brief remarks and receives key to the city from Ironton Mayor John Elam at Lawrence County Courthouse in Ironton, OH.   ...25th visit; 12th in 2004
-Participates in an "Ask President Bush" event at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, OH.
-Speaks at a Victory 2004 rally at Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, OH.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Sat. September 11, 2004
-President and Mrs. Bush attends service of prayer and remembrance at St. John's Episcopal Church; moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House.
GWB and LB at Camp David.

Sun. September 12, 2004
GWB and LB at Camp David.

Mon. September 13, 2004 (LB in WI, IA, IN)
President Bush does a bus tour in Southwestern Michigan.
-"Focus on Health with President Bush" at the Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, MI.
Stops at Captain Sundae on Douglas Avenue, greets people there and has a "Tommy Turtle" sundae, in Holland, MI.
-Victory 2004 rally at Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Holland, MI.
-Victory 2004 rally at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, MI.
Overnights in Aurora, CO.

Tues. September 14, 2004-submits additional $3.1 billion supplemental budget request for recovery from Hurricanes Charley and Frances.  (LB in OH)
-GWB at a Victory 2004 rally at Coors Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, CO.
-GWB remarks to the 126th General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Wed. September 15, 2004
Washington, DC.

Thurs. September 16, 2004 (LB in NJ)
President Bush does a bus tour in Eastern Minnesota.
-Holds a rally at Dick Putz Field [home to the Northwoods League St. Cloud River Bats] in St. Cloud, MN.
Stops to pick up a carryout lunch (chicken salad sandwich) at the Brick House Deli in Anoka, MN.
-Participates in a "Focus on Health with President Bush" event in the National Sports Center Sports Hall in Blaine, MN.
-Holds a rally at Mayo Field [home to the Northwoods League Rochester Honkers] in Rochester, MN.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Fri. September 17, 2004 (LB in WV, SC, PA)
-GWB at a Victory 2004 luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.  (Raises $1.8 million).
-GWB participates in a ""Focus on Women's Issues" event at Charlotte Merchandise Mart in Charlotte, NC.
-GWB at a Victory 2004 reception at the home of C.D. Spangler, Jr, in Charlotte, NC.  (Raises $1.5 million).
Overnights in Kennebunkport, ME.

Sat. September 18, 2004
Kennebunkport, ME.

Sun. September 19, 2004
Kennebunkport, ME.
Arrives at Pensacola Naval Air Station.
-GWB does a walking tour in the Grande Lagoon neighborhood damaged by Hurricane Ivan, outside of Pensacola, FL.
-GWB walks along Orange Beach surveying damage, then greets first responders at Orange Beach Fire and Rescue Station 1 in Orange Beach, AL.
Returns to Washington, DC.

Mon. September 20, 2004
-GWB "Ask President Bush" at the SportsZone in Derry, NH.
-GWB Victory 2004 reception at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown New York, NY.  (Raises $3 million).
Overnights at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY.

Tues. September 21, 2004
-GWB addresses the United Nations General Assembly; also luncheon and several bilateral meetings in New York, NY.

Wed. September 22, 2004
GWB does an interview with Bill O'Reilly for his show.
-GWB and LB "Focus on Education with President Bush" at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia (Montgomery County--NE of Philadelphia), PA.  ...37th visit
Air Force One to Pittsburgh.
GWB aboard Marine One, tours flood-damaged areas near Pittsburgh, flying over Carnegie, Millvale and Etna (Alleghany County).  Lands; briefed at fire station in Millvale, PA.
Marine One to Latrobe.
-GWB Victory 2004 rally at at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township/Latrobe (Westmoreland County), PA.

Thurs. September 23, 2004 (LB in MI, WI, OH)
Washington, DC.  [Interim Prime Minister Allawi of Iraq].
-GWB Victory 2004 rally at Bangor International Airport in Bangor, ME.
GWB greets Army reservists and Army National Guard troops on a plane making a refueling stop at Bangor International Airport in Bangor, ME.

Fri. September 24, 2004 (LB in IA, IL)
President Bush does a bus tour in South Central and South Eastern Wisconsin.
-"Focus on Education with President Bush" at the Janesville Conference Center in Janesville, WI.
Stops at Tenuta's Italian deli in Kenosha, WI.
-Victory 2004 rally at Gen. John J. Pershing Park in Racine, WI.
To Crawford, TX.

Sat. September 25, 2004
Sun. September 26, 2004
GWB and LB weekend at the ranch in Crawford, TX.   -including debate prep.

Mon. September 27, 2004
Note: President Bush today made an emergency supplemental request to Congress [his third], asking them to pass an additional $7.1 billion in funding to help areas  affected by Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne.
President Bush does an Ohio bus tour...26th visit to the state as president
-"Focus on Education with President Bush" at the Midwest Livestock and Expo Center in Springfield, OH.
Unannounced stop at Greene County Courthouse in Xenia, OH.
-Holds a Victory 2004 rally at Voice of America Park in West Chester (Cincinnati suburb), OH.
Overnights in Crawford, TX.

Tues. September 28, 2004 (LB in OR, NV)
Crawford, TX.

Wed. September 29, 2004 (LB in NM)
Via Air Force One to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.  Marine One to Lake Wales.  Motorcade to the grove.
-GWB tours a hurricane-damaged citrus grove owned by Marty and Pat McKenna in Lake Wales, FL.

Thurs. September 30, 2004 ...29th trip to Florida since becoming President
Marine One to Witham Field in Stuart, FL.
-GWB visits a FEMA recovery center and the Martin County Red Cross headquarters in Stuart, FL.
-GWB accompanied by LB Pparticipates in the first presidential debate at the University of Miami Convocation Center in Coral Gables, FL.
-Post-debate rally at Coconut Grove Expo Center in Coral Gables, FL.

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