“Believe in America” Tour
"Will cover 3,500 miles and over 20 states, taking Kerry and Edwards by bus, boat, train and plane from the birth place of America all the way West. Campaigning together and separately, the Democrats will share their plan to make America stronger at home and respected in the world."
According to the campaign, on the tour the two candidates:
travelled 8877.22 miles
through 82 media markets
in 22 states
with 312 electoral votes
making 43 scheduled stops
using 43 buses, 17 train cars, 7 helicopters, 3 planes and 1 ferry
during the 15 day tour.
|Summary of the Kerry-Edwards "Believe in
July 30: Boston, MA - Scranton, PA - Harrisburg, PA.
July 31: Greensburg, PA - Wheeling, WV - Zanesville, OH.
Aug. 1: Springfield, OH - Bowling Green, OH - (Edwards splits off; see below) - Taylor, MI.
Aug. 2: Grand Rapids, MI - crosses Lake Michigan by Lake Express High Speed Ferry - Milwaukee, WI.
Aug. 3: Beloit, WI - Dubuque, IA.
Aug. 4: Davenport, IA - Hannibal, MO.
Aug. 5: (Washington, DC) - St. Louis, MO (Kerry and Edwards re-unite) - Jefferson City, MO.
Aug. 6: Smithville, MO - Kansas City, MO.
Aug. 7: Lamar, CO - La Junta, CO - Las Vegas, NM. (Edwards splits off, see below)
Aug. 8: Albuquerque, NM - Gallup, NM - Flagstaff, AZ.
Aug. 9: Grand Canyon, AZ - Kingman, AZ.
Aug. 10: Las Vegas, NV.
Aug. 11: Henderson, NV.
Aug. 12: Carson, CA - Central Point, OR.
Aug. 13: Springfield, OR - Portland, OR.
Aug. 2: Miami, FL - Orlando, FL - Jacksonville, FL.
Aug. 3: Baton Rouge, LA - Alexandria, LA - Shreveport, LA.
Aug. 4: Little Rock, AR - Memphis, TN.
Augl 8: Lawrence, KS.
|Here's the Kerry-Edwards press
summarizing the tour >>
Here's how the Bush-Cheney campaign interpreted the tour >>
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.