|-Former Vice President Gore visited
Iowa on October
14-15, 2002. On October 14 he breakfasted in Dubuque; attended
a fundraiser for 1st district congressional candidate Ann Hutchinson at
the Brickhouse Brewery Complex in Dubuque; attended an activist meeting
with 2nd district congressional candidate Julie Thomas at Cornell College
in Mount Vernon; attended a GOTV rally followed by a reception with Thomas
at the University of Iowa's Memorial Union in Iowa City; and visited the
Iowa Democrats' coordinated campaign headquarters in Des Moines.
On October 15 he attended a labor breakfast with Rep. Leonard Boswell at
Carpenters Union Hall in Des Moines; attended an education forum with Boswell
at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines; attended a GOTV rally
with 4th district congressional candidate John Norris at Iowa State University
in Ames; and attended a Norris fundraiser at Prime-in-Wine Restaurant in
Mason City. He then headed to Milwaukee.
-Tipper Gore campaigned in Iowa on July 13-14,
2002. On July 13, she did three events in Des Moines for
Sen. Tom Harkin: a fundraiser, an event on supporting family caregivers,
and another fundraiser. On July 14 she did a fundraiser in Davenport
for Gov. Tom Vilsack.
-Former Vice President Gore visited Iowa on September 28-29, 2001. He delivered the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraising dinner at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines on September 29. This was intended to be Gore's first major big post-election political appearance, but in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon he instead delivered a call for unity. On the Friday and Saturday before the speech, Gore traveled around Eastern Iowa in a rental car, meeting a few friends and supporters during several low-key, unannounced stops. According to news accounts his route included: Sept. 28 Arrive Burlington, and coffee at Perkins Restaurant. Davenport: lunch with party activists at the Davenport Square Family Restaurant. Iowa City: visit Prairie Lights bookstore near the University of Iowa campus with Rep. Dick Myers. Cedar Rapids: meet with Mayor Lee Clancey, visit the Islamic Center and mosque. Sept. 29 Cedar Rapids: buy donuts for striking machinists in the Amanas and visit them on the picket line. Blairstown (Benton County): stop at cafe. Colo (Story County): visit the farm of Keith and Susan McKinney. Ames: meet with friends at restaurant. Des Moines: speech and overnight at Gov. Vilsack's residence.
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