Iowa Travel by the Candidates and their Wives by County
from March 2, 2004 through Nov. 2, 2004  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.
Bush-Cheney Kerry-Edwards
Black Hawk October 9
-GWB and LB at Victory 2004 rally at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, IA. 
July 16
-DC and LC attend a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, IA. 
October 30
-JE rallies at the airport in Waterloo, IA. 
October 20  Overnights October 19 in Waterloo, IA. 
-JK speaks at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, IA.
August 15
-JE makes a front porch visit to the home of Tom and Donna Powers (Campbell Ave & Euclid St) in Waterloo, IA. 
-JE attends church at Payne Memorial AME Church in Waterloo, IA. 
Buchanan July 4
On "Celebrating the Spirit of America" bus tour:
JK attends 4th of July barbeque at the home of Margaret Donnelly Leonard (417 3rd Ave NE) in Independence, IA. 
Carroll September 15
-EE holds a roundtable discussion on health care costs for seniors at Samís Soda and Sandwiches in Carroll, IA. 
Cedar October 5  Overnights October 4 in Coralville, IA.
-JK holds a town hall meeting at Tipton Middle School in Tipton, IA. 
Cerro Gordo October 20
-GWB speaks at a Victory 2004 rally at North Iowa Fairgrounds in Mason City, IA. 
September 6
-DC and LC remarks at a Victory 2004 Labor Day Picnic at Clear Lake City Park in Clear Lake, IA.
October 26
-EE holds a town hall discussion at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, IA. 
September 4
-THK discusses health care at the home of Steve Musson in Mason City, IA.  After coming down with an upset stomach THK went by ambulance from the airport to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, where she had some tests, in Mason City, IA.
Clay September 19
-EE visits the Clay County Fair in Spencer, IA. 
Des Moines October 20
-JE rallies, kicks off bus tour at Southeastern Community College's Loren Walker Arena in West Burlington, IA.  Overnights October 20 in Burlington, IA.
August 4
On post-Convention "Believe in America" tour JK greets supporters but no speech at headquarters at 100 North Fourth St in Burlington, IA.
Dubuque October 26
-GWB and LB wrap up a bus tour in southwestern Wisconsin with a Victory 2004 rally at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA. 
September 28
-DC and LC host a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting at Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA.
May 7
-GWB and LB kick off a "Yes, America Can" Wisconsin bus tour at an Iowa Send-Off at Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA.
October 25
-JE rallies at Five Flags Center in Dubuque, IA. 
August 3
-On post-Convention "Believe in America" tour arriving from Wisconsin, JK holds a rally at Five Flags Civic Center in Dubuque, IA.  (originally scheduled for The Town Clock Center but moved indoors due to rain) 
July 3-4 On "Celebrating the Spirit of America" bus tour
July 3-Arriving from Wisconsin, JK boards boat to watch fireworks at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Port of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA.
July 4 with the Vilsacks-JK attends Mass at Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque, IA. JK marches in Independence Day Parade in Cascade, IA. JK visits the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, IA.
Jasper October 11  Overnights October 10 in Des Moines, IA.
-JE holds a town hall meeting at Newton High School in Newton, IA. 
Johnson October 21
-On a bus tour, JE rallies at Hubbard Park in Iowa City, IA. 
Lee October 1
-EE town hall meeting at the Newberry Center in Fort Madison, IA. 
August 4
On post-Convention "Believe in America" tour JK greets supporters but no speech at Riverview Park in Fort Madison, IA.
Linn October 22
-DC and LC host a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
October 15
-GWB and LB hold a Victory 2004 rally at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
September 3
-GWB and LB at Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
August 10
-LB delivers remarks to women small business owners and supporters at Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
July 20
-GWB, accompanied by his two daughters, does "Ask President Bush" at Kirkwood Community College's Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.
November 2
-Early in the morning EE meets voters at the Blue Strawberry (a coffee house) in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA.
October 30
-EE attends Every Vote Matters rally at William McKinley Middle School gymnasium in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
October 27
-JK attends a Fresh Start for America rally at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
October 15
-EE discusses health care with voters at IBEW Local 405 in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
September 30-October 1
Sept. 30-EE watches first presidential debate at the home of Heather and Troy Kramer in Marion, IA, then meets with supporters at Cabo's in Cedar Rapids, IA. Oct. 1-EE visits early vote headquarters in Cedar Rapids, IA.
September 23
-JE evening rally at US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.
September 3
-THK roundtable discussion on health care at the home of Linda Langston in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
July 4
Concluding "Celebrating the Spirit of America" bus tour JK attends 4th of July celebration at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, IA. 
Louisa August 4
On post-Convention "Believe in America" tour JK makes a brief stop to shake hands in Grandview, IA.
Muscatine October 21
-On a bus tour in southeastern Iowa, JE holds a community gathering at Muscatine High School Gymnasium in Muscatine, IA.
Polk October 4
-GWB signs the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 at South Suburban YMCA in Des Moines, IA.
-GWB participates in an "Ask President Bush" event at 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, IA. 
September 13
-LB delivers remarks at a Victory 2004 rally at the Polk County convention Complex in Des Moines, IA. 
September 7
-DC and LC host a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting at Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines, IA.
August 31
-GWB remarks at the annual Farm Progress Show at the Alleman Farm in Alleman, IA.
August 10
-DC and LC attend rally at Seven Flags Event Center in Clive, IA. 
July 7
-LB Reach Out and Read at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, IA.
April 15
-GWB remarks on tax relief and the economy at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines' "Capitalizing on Rural America" symposium at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, IA.   --first visit to Iowa since Nov. 2002.
November 2
-EE does a diner stop at the Waveland Café in Des Moines, IA. ...then heads to Boston 
November 1
-JE makes a brief stop to thank volunteers at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters on Locust Street in Des Moines, IA.
October 30
-JK attends a Fresh Start for America rally at the State House in Des Moines, IA. 
October 15
JK tapes the Saturday Democratic radio address in Des Moines, IA. 
October 14JKovernights October 14 in Des Moines, IA.
-JK, THK, JE and EE attend a Rally for a Stronger America near the Ag Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. ...rare joint appearance
-Prior to rally JE attends a fundraiser at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, IA.  ($)
September 9  Overnights September 8 in Des Moines, IA.
-JK holds a town meeting on health care at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center's Education and Research Center in Des Moines, IA.
September 6
-EE attends the South West AFL-CIO Labor Day Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. 
September 3-4
Sept. 3 THK stops in at campaign headquarters in Des Moines, IA.  Sept. 4-THK holds a roundtable discussion on health care at Eastside Senior Center in Des Moines, IA. 
August 15
-JE makes a front porch visit to the home of Peter and Patricia Peterson (Cottage Grove & 38th) in Des Moines, IA.
JE unannounced stop at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA.
July 14
-JE rallies on the west steps of the Capitol in Des Moines, IA. ...first solo campaign appearance. 
June 29
-THK discusses health care at the Primary Health Care Outreach Clinic in Des Moines, IA. 
April 25
-JK rally, hosted by First Lady Christie Vilsack and with Gov. Tom Vilsack and Iowa families, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA. -first trip to Iowa since the caucuses. 
Pottawattamie October 25
-GWB and LB hold a Victory 2004 rally with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA. 
July 7
-LB visits the Council Bluffs Public Library to promote the importance of summer reading, in Council Bluffs, IA. 
October 14
-JE holds a town hall meeting at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.
September 15
-EE holds a town hall meeting on health care costs for seniors at The Center in Council Bluffs, IA.
Scott October 30
-DC and LC participate in a Victory 2004 rally at the River Center in Davenport, IA. 
October 25
-GWB and LB hold a Victory 2004 rally with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the River Center in Davenport, IA. 
October 12
-DC and LC participate in a coffee with community leaders at Thunder Bay Grille in Davenport, IA. 
September 24
-LB speaks at Victory 2004 rally at the Eldridge Library in Eldridge, IA. 
August 24
-DC and LC hold a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting in the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in Davenport, IA. [gay marriage remarks attracted cons. media attention] 
August 4
-GWB makes remarks at a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at LeClair Park in Davenport, IA.
Unannounced stop at a local farmer's market, picks up some Iowa sweet corn en route to Quad City Airport. 
November 1
-EE greets voters and volunteers at Scott County Democratic headquarters in Davenport, IA.
October 28
-JE rallies at North High School in Davenport, IA.
October 15
-THK holds a conversation on domestic violence issues at Miriam House in Davenport, IA. 
October 1
-EE rally at Mojo's coffee shop in Davenport, IA. 
September 23
JE fills in for Sen. Kerry who has a cold/laryngitis...
-JE holds a conversation with women and their families on "Fighting the War on Terrorism" at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, IA. 
September 3
-THK discusses health care at the Community Healthcare Center in Davenport, IA.
August 4  Overnights August 3 in Davenport, IA.
-JK holds an economic summit at River Center in Davenport, IA.
June 29
-THK discusses child care at The Friendly House in Davenport, IA.
Story October 22
-DC and LC participate in a Victory 2004 rally at the Story County Fairgrounds in Nevada, IA.
October 31
-THK rallies volunteers in the Ames campaign office at 319 Clark St. in Ames, IA.
Wapello September 13
-DC, accompanied by daughter Liz, hosts a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting at Ottumwa Industrial Airport Hanger in Ottumwa, IA. 
October 25
-EE rallies at Ottumwa School Board offices' Walsh Gymnasium in Ottumwa, IA.
September 30
-EE town hall meeting at the UAW union hall in Ottumwa, IA. 
Warren October 28
-JE rallies at Simpson College's Hopper Gymnasium in Indianola, IA. 
September 19
-EE speaks at the Annual Harkin Steak Fry at the Indianola Balloon Field in Indianola, IA.
Webster October 31
-DC and LC attend a Victory 2004 72-Hour volunteer meet and greet at Webster County Republican headquarters, 900 Central Avenue in Fort Dodge, IA. 
Woodbury November 1
-GWB and LB hold a Victory 2004 rally at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA. 
October 28
-DC and LC host a Bush-Cheney '04 town hall meeting at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, IA. 
October 7
-LB remarks at Victory 2004 rally at Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, IA. 
August 14
-GWB and LB at a Bush-Cheney '04 rally at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA. 
October 27  Overnights October 26 in Sioux City, IA. 
-JK at North High School in Sioux City, IA. 
October 14  Overnights October 13 in Sioux City, IA.
-JE holds a town hall meeting at Morningside College's George M. Allee Gym in Sioux City, IA. 
September 15
-EE holds a town hall meeting on health care costs for seniors at Siouxland Senior Center in Sioux City, IA. 
July 24
-On pre-Convention "America's Freedom Trail" tour, JK introduced by THK, rallies at Anderson Dance Pavilion (outdoors) in Sioux City, IA.

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