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The Travels of Sen. John Kerry -- August 2004
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Springfield, OH
Bowling Green, OH
Taylor, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Milwaukee, WI
(Milwaukee, WI)
Beloit, WI
Dubuque, IA
(Davenport, IA)
Davenport, IA
Hannibal, MO
Washington, DC
St. Louis, MO
Jefferson City, MO
(Kansas City, MO)
Smithville, MO
Kansas City, MO
(through Kansas)
Lamar, CO
La Junta, CO
Las Vegas, NM
(Albuquerque, NM)
Albuquerque, NM
Gallup, NM
Flagstaff, AZ
Grand Canyon, AZ
Williams, AZ
Kingman, AZ
(Las Vegas, NV)
Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, NV
Carson, CA
Central Point, OR
(Eugene, OR)
Springfield, OR
Portland, OR
.(Portland, OR)
vacation...  Ketchum, ID
Ketchum, ID
Ketchum, ID
Ketchum, ID
(Cincinnati, OH)
Cincinnati, OH
Boston, MA
Derry, NH
Charlotte, NC
Fort Meyers, FL
The Hamptons, NY
The Hamptons, NY
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
(Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia, PA
Green Bay, WI
(Minneapolis, MN)
Anoka, MN
Santa Monica, CA
Daly City, CA
San Francisco, CA
Everett, WA
Seattle, WA
Tacoma, WA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
(Nashville, TN)
September >>
Note: This calender is based on campaign schedules and news accounts.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.


Post-Convention "Believe in America" tour continues
Sun. August 1, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards attend church at Greater Grace Temple in Springfield, OH.  (Clark County)
Kerry and Edwards speak during an impromptu stop at a parking lot in Springfield, OH.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at the corner of North Main Street and East Court in Bowling Green, OH.  (Wood County)
(Edwards splits off).
-BBQ and softball game at Heritage Park, Diamond 8 in Taylor, MI.   -Kerry played second base for a IAFF/firefighters team against a UAW/autoworkers team.  He went two for two with two singles.

Mon. August 2, 2004
-Unveils new book, “Our Plan for America,” and talks with firefighters at Grand Rapids Fire Department in Grand Rapids, MI.
-Attends a Believe in America rally at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.
-Takes the Lake Express High Speed Ferry across Lake Michigan from Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee, WI.
-Attends a Believe in America rally at Pere Marquette Park in Milwaukee, WI.
Overnights in Milwaukee, WI.

Tues. August 3, 2004
-Town hall meeting at Edwards Pavilion & Sports Complex-Teflar Park in Beloit, WI.
Unannounced stops at Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern ("Wisconsin's Oldest Cheese Store") at the Huber Brewery in Monroe, WI.  (Green County)
Unannounced stops in Gratiot, Shullsburg and Benton, WI.  (Lafayette County)
Unannounced stop, rally in Cuba City, WI.  (Grant County)   -on May 7 the Bush campaign caravan went through the town without stopping.
-Holds a Believe in America rally at Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque, IA.   -originally scheduled for The Town Clock Center but moved indoors due to rain.
Overnights in Davenport, IA.

Wed. August 4, 2004
-Holds "Believe in America Economic Summit" at River Center in Davenport, IA.  -note President Bush was also in Davenport today.
Brief stops along the way: shakes hands in Grandview (Louisa County); greets supporters but no speech at headquarters at 100 North Fourth St in Burlington (Des Moines County); greets supporters but no speech at Riverview Park in Fort Madison (Lee County); and Keokuk, IA.
-Attends a Believe in America rally at the intersection of Main Street and Bird Street in Hannibal, MO.

Thurs. August 5, 2004
-Delivers Remarks at UNITY 2004: Journalists of Color Conference in Washington, DC.
-After their separate campaign swings, Kerry and Edwards re-unite and kick-off a five-day train trip to the West with a rally at historic Union Station in St. Louis, MO.
[The Kerry-Edwards special, a 15-car train headed by AMTK 138, a GE P42DC locomotive, included Pullman coach No. 403, used by Harry S Truman, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton].
Kerry and Edwards stop to address the crowd at the station in Washington, MO.
-Kerry and Edwards make their first official train stop and hold an early evening rally at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, MO.
-Kerry and Edwards brief stop to address the crowd from the train in Sedalia, MO.
Overnight in Kansas City, MO.

Fri. August 6, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards tour Jim and Ruth Nelson's farm and discuss energy independence and issues facing small farmers with community members in Smithville, MO.  (Clay County, north of Kansas City)
-Kerry and Edwards rally outside Union Station in Kansas City, MO.
All night train trip through Kansas.

Sat. August 7, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards greet supporters at the station in Lamar, CO.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at La Junta City Park in La Junta, CO.
-Train slows in Raton, whistle stop rally in Las Vegas, NM.
Overnight in Albuquerque, NM.
(Edwardses split off).

Sun. August 8, 2004
-In Old Town attends mass at San Felipe de Neri Church, has lunch at La Hacienda, and acquires a cowboy hat at Western Warehouse, in Albuquerque, NM.
Back on the train to Gallup, NM.
-Speaks at the 83rd annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Pow Wow at Red Rock State Park in Gallup, NM.
Unscheduled stop in Winslow, AZ. -sign "Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you eight years."
-Walks from the train station to Heritage Square and holds a late night rally in Flagstaff, AZ.

Mon. August 9, 2004
-Kerrys hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ.
-Whistle stop in Williams, AZ.
-Final whistle stop of the tour in Kingman, AZ.
By bus to Las Vegas, NV.
Overnight at Belagio in Las Vegas, NV.

Tues. August 10, 2004
-Meets with first responders and community leaders concerned about the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School in northwest Las Vegas, NV.
-Attends "Believe in America" rally at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Wed. August 11, 2004
-Town hall meeting with seniors to discuss the Kerry/Edwards plan to reduce prescription drug prices at the Valley View Recreation Center in Henderson, NV.
Bus to California (through Baker, CA).

Thurs. August 12, 2004
-Delivers speech “A Stronger America Begins at Home: The Path to Prosperity,” kicking off a two-week focus on the economy, at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA. -note President Bush also in So. California today.
Flight from Long Beach, CA to OR.
-Attends a "Believe in America Rally" at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point, OR.
Greeted by veterans upon arrival and overnights in Eugene, OR.

Fri. August 13, 2004
-Front porch visit at the home of Jeff and Claire Kronser (he is a firefighter and she is an art teacher at the local elementary school) on E Street in Springfield (suburb of Eugene), OR.
Bus to Portland, OR.
-Wraps up the “Believe in America” tour with a rally at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, OR.  -note President Bush also in Portland today.
Concludes Post-Convention "Believe in America" tour
Does some biking around Portland, walks up Southwest Broadway and shops at Columbia Sportswear (source: Oregonian); overnights in Portland, OR.

Sat. August 14, 2004
-Works the crowd at Hood River, OR.  (Kerry had planned to windsurf in the Columbia River Gorge locale but the wind did not cooperate).
Flight to Sun Valley, ID.
On vacation in Ketchum, ID.

Sun. August 15, 2004
On vacation in Ketchum, ID.

Mon. August 16, 2004
On vacation in Ketchum, ID.

Tues. August 17, 2004
On vacation in Ketchum, ID.
Evening flight to Cincinnati, OH.

Wed. August 18, 2004
-Addresses the 105th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention at the Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Thurs. August 19, 2004
-Addresses the International Association of Firefighters' 47th Biennial Convention at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.
-Front porch visit at the home of Tom and Lorraine Tautfest at the intersection of Belmont Street and Berge Lane in Derry, NH.
Midafternoon departs Manchester, NH for Charlotte, NC.

Fri. August 20, 2004
-Delivers remarks to workers and families at Piedmont Community College's Grady Cole Center/Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
-Accompanies Sen. Bill Nelson on a tour of areas damaged by Hurricane Charley in Fort Meyers, FL.

Sat. August 21, 2004
-Fundraiser at the home of venture capitalist Alan Patricof and fundraiser at the home of Darren Star (creator of "Sex and the City"), the Hamptons, NY.  ($)

Sun. August 22, 2004
With THK attends Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Montauk, NY.
Visits Steven Spielberg at his mansion in East Hampton, NY.
Flight to Boston.
Rides bike along the Esplanade in Boston.

Mon. August 23, 2004
Boston-no public events.

Tues. August 24, 2004
Flight Bedford, MA to La Guardia Airport.
-Delivers remarks on the choice facing voters at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union in New York, NY.
Unscheduled trip via public ferry to Liberty Island in New York Harbor, New York, NY.
Tapes the Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York, NY.
-Attends a Victory Fund reception at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.  ($)

Wed. August 25, 2004
Closed breakfast meeting with African-American leaders in Philadelphia, PA.
-Holds a town meeting at Steamfitters Local 420 Union in Philadelphia, PA.
Flight to Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon, WI.
Stops to visit Green Bay West High School football team practice in Green Bay, WI.
-Front porch visit at the home of Sue Laabs, an unemployed single mom, in Green Bay, WI.
Overnights in Minneapolis, MN.

Thurs. August 26, 2004
-Holds a town hall meeting on health care at Anoka Hennepin Technical College Auditorium in Anoka, MN.
-Attends a Kerry-Edwards Victory Fund reception at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel's Starlight Ballroom in Santa Monica, CA.  ($)

Fri. August 27, 2004
-Holds a town hall meeting at Westmoor High School in Daly City, CA.
-DNC fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA.  ($)
-Holds a town hall meeting at Everett Events Center in Everett, WA.
-DNC fundraiser at the Westin in Seattle, WA.  ($)

Sat. August 28, 2004
-Rally in Parking Lot B at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA.
Nantucket, MA.

Sun. August 29, 2004
Nantucket, MA.

Mon. August 30, 2004
Nantucket, MA.

Tues. August 31, 2004
Nantucket, MA.
Nighttime arrival in Nashville, TN.  Rally at Nashville Airport.

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