Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS): Iowa Visits
updated through and including October 25, 2007   39 visits, 61 days

not in tally >Sen. Sam Brownback, who ended his campaign on October 19, was scheduled to thank supporters at the Brownback for President Iowa headquarters at 2700 University Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa on the evening of October 26, 2007. - not confirmed

2007 (28 visits, 46 days)
October (1 visit, 2 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on October 11-12, 2007.  On the afternoon of October 11 he held a Coffee with Brownback at Green's Tea and Coffee in Muscatine; and in the evening he spoke in the Alumni Center at Loras College in Dubuque.  On October 12 he did an in-studio interview on WOC-AM in Davenport; and joined with Sen. Joe Biden to discuss their Iraq plan at a lunch hosted by the Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations at the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines.

September (1 visit, 1 day)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on September 15, 2007.  He spoke at the Iowa College Republican Federation tailgate party at Jack Trice Stadium, Iowa State University in Ames; spoke at a Dallas County GOP ice cream social at the Waukee Ice Cream Shop in Waukee; held a Milkshakes with Brownback at Midtown Cafe in Newton; and spoke at a Poweshiek County GOP BBQ at Veterans Memorial Building in Grinnell.

August (3 visits, 7 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on August 28, 2007.  He spoke at the Lance Armstrong Foundationís Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids; had a private lunch in Marion with supporters; and spoke at a University of Northern Iowa Education Policy Forum at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on August 8-11, 2007.
On August 8 he did a lunch at Jitters Cafe in Sioux City; signed copies of "From Power to Purpose" at the Morning Star Catholic Book Store in Milford; and walked in the Iowa State Fair Parade in Des Moines.
On August 9 he signed copies of  "From Power to Purpose" at Divine Treasures Book Store in Urbandale; did a lunch at the campaign's state headquarters on University Avenue in West Des Moines; attended the Iowa State Fair, including the Des Moines Register Soap Box; and did a coffee at the Phillips residence on Red Maple Ct. in Central City.
On August 10 in the morning he visited the Field of Dreams in Dyersville; and in the evening spoke at a get out the vote rally at the campaign's state headquarters on University Avenue in West Des Moines; and spoke at a get out the vote rally outside the campaign's office in Ames.
On August 11 he participated in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on August 4-6, 2007 ...counted as two days-ed.
On August 4 he did debate prep (no public events).
On August 5 he participated in the ABC News "This Week" Republican Presidential Debate at Drake University in Des Moines; and appeared at a Pro-Life Reception at Gabriel's Corner in Council Bluffs.
On August 6 he did a Coffee with Brownback at the Family Table Restaurant in Atlantic; signed his book "From Power to Purpose" at Wellspring Bookstore in Urbandale; did a Lunch with Brownback at the Bergman residence on 47th Street in Des Moines; toured Becker Underwood, Inc. in Ames; a Coffee with Brownback at Burgie's Espresso Cafe in Ames; a house party at the Greenwood residence in Ames; a meet and greet at Fairview Lodge (on Grove Street) in Story City; and a Coffee with Brownback at the Bailey residence in Earlham.

July (6 visits, 12 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on July 31, 2007.  He toured Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. and meet with employees in Johnston; shot and discussed gun rights at the Izaak Walton League, Ames Chapter on Stagecoach Rd. in Ames; and delivered a "major speech" on Iraq at the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy/Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations' Forum on International Relations at The Des Moines Embassy Club, Ruan building, in Des Moines.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on July 25-28, 2007.
On July 25 he met with pastors at Brownback for President headquarters in West Des Moines; visited Birthright Crisis Pregnancy Center in Ames; visited the Hamilton County Fair in Webster City; and attended the Lance Armstrong Reception and Cancer Benefit at McLeod Center on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls.
On July 26 he did breakfast at Julia's Restaurant in Ottumwa, visited the Johnson County Fair in Iowa City; signed copies of his book at Lemstone Christian Bookstore West Side in Cedar Rapids; toured Clipper Windpower Plant in Cedar Rapids; and attended a house party at the Bowen residence on Brentwood Dr., NE in Cedar Rapids.
On July 27 he toured Aid to Women, a crisis pregnancy center in Cedar Rapids; did a breakfast at Diner on First in Cedar Rapids; toured a stem cell research center in Coralville; spoke at a Genesis Healthcare Forum at the Adler Health Education Center in Davenport; and attended a Genesis Healthcare reception across the street, in Davenport.
On July 28 he met with supporters at the Veenstra residence in Pella; met with supporters at the Atrium of Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa; attended a BBQ at the Nibbelink residence in Holland; and met with Vietnamese community supporters at Quynh's Restaurant in Des Moines.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on July 19-20, 2007.  On July 19 he announced his Iowa Catholic Leadership Team at his state headquarters in West Des Moines; attended a youth outreach ice cream social at his state headquarters in West Des Moines; attended a house party at the Zlab residence in Urbandale; and threw the first pitch at the Iowa Cubs game at Principal Park in Des Moines.  On July 20 he addressed a crowd, drove a 100-year old steam-powered tractor and fired a cannon at the Central Hawkeye Gas Engine & Tractor Association's Country Life & Power Show at the Antique Acres Fairgrounds in rural Waukee; did a private meeting in Ames; did a coffee at Burgieís Espresso Café in Ames; visited the GOP booth and the 4-H booth at the Boone County Fair in Boone; attended a house party at the Maly residence in Ames; and attended an old-fashioned lemonade house party at the Tjernagel residence in Radcliffe.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on July 14, 2007.  He joined Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo, on the campaign's "Pro-Life, Whole-Life Tour" at Crossroads Fellowship Church in West Des Moines; delivered brief remarks at the Sesker Golf Tournament at Toad Valley Golf Course in Pleasant Hill; attended the Shelby County Fair in Harlan; did an ice cream social at 812 4th Avenue S. in Denison; did a coffee at the Ellis residence on Highway 175 in Ida Grove; and spoke at Congressman Steve King's Homecoming at the Odebolt Community Center in Odebolt.

>Sen. Sam Brownback addressed the Greater Des Moines Partnership at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines, Iowa on July 11, 2007.  He also did several interviews and toured the Goodyear tire factory in Des Moines.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on July 2-4, 2007.
On July 2 he toured Lincolnway Energy in Nevada; signed his new book, "From Power to Purpose," at Lemstone Christian Books in Ames; did a BBQ with Brownback at Herman Park Pavilion in Boone; and did a coffee for Brownback at the Maher home in State Center.
On July 3 he toured Lehigh Cement Co. in Mason City; toured Pella Windows in Story City; toured downtown businesses in Story City; walked in the 4th of July Parade in West Des Moines; and met with supporters at a private residence in West Des Moines.
On July 4 he rode in the Urbandale 4th of July Parade in a 1966 Mustang convertible; rode in the Ames 4th of July Parade on a trailer with hay bales; and walked in the Pella 4th of July Parade.

first six months of 2007 (17 visits, 24 days)
June
>Sen. Sam Brownback participated in the Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) and the Iowa Christian Alliance (ICA) at the Iowa Events Center at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa on June 30, 2007.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on June 24, 2007.  In the morning he attended the Iowa Corn 250 Indy race including a photo op with Jeff Simmons, driver of the #17 Epic Ethanol Car, at the Rahal-Letterman Garages, Iowa Speedway in Newton; and in the late afternoon he rallied supporters at a Barn Bash and Pig Roast at the Hurd Family Barn in Roland.

>Sen. Sam Brownback accompanied by his wife, Mary, and his two youngest children, Mark and Jenna, did a four-day "Parker to Ames, Farmer to President" bus tour from June 18-21, 2007, making stops in 27 Iowa towns and cities.
Starting out on the morning of June 18 they made stops at the town square gazebo in Oskaloosa; the bandstand in the Marion County Courthouse Square in Knoxville; the courthouse lawn in Indianola; the Madison County Courthouse/town square in Winterset; Kinnick-Feller Park in Adel, Mitchell City Park in Guthrie Center; and the Old Milwaukee Tourism Caboose in Perry. (7)
On June 19 they made stops at the Boone County Courthouse in Boone; the Greene County Courthouse in Jefferson; Historic Train Depot in Carroll; Calhoun County Courthouse in Rockwell City; Fort Dodge Public Library in Fort Dodge; Bicknell Park in Humboldt; and Pizza Ranch in Clarion. (7)
On June 20 they made stops at Twin Parks in Webster City; at Estes Park in Iowa Falls; at Memorial Park in Waverly; at the band shell in Cedar Falls; at the Courthouse Bandstand in Grundy Center; and at the Pizza Ranch in Marshalltown. (6)
On June 21 they made a stops at the Tama County Courthouse  in Toledo; the courthouse lawn in Vinton; he was the guest speaker at a Linn County Republican Women's meeting at the Elmcrest Golf and Country Club in Cedar Rapids; made a stop at the town square bandstand in Marengo;at Central Park in Grinnell; a stop at the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton; spoke the grand opening of his campaign office at 526 Main Street, Ames; and spoke at the Iowa Youth Leadership Town Hall Meeting at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames. (7)

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on June 11-12, 2007.  On June 11 he did a breakfast at Larsen Pavilion in Sioux City; attended the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman's Tour luncheon at Sioux City Convention Center; did coffee at the Coffee Company in Johnston; and attended the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman's Tour barbecue at party headquarters in Des Moines.  On June 12 he held an event at Moundview Manor in Marion; attended the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman's Tour luncheon at the Cedar Rapids Marriott in Cedar Rapids; and made a visit to the Cancer Care Center at St. Lukeís Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on June 8, 2007 He visited the 2007 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines; and held a press conference at Brownback for President Iowa headquarters in Wes Des Moines to announce he plans to compete in the Iowa Straw Poll.

May
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on May 24-25, 2007; accompanied by David Barton, an American historian and Christian leader, he did a series of six events for Iowa pastors and church representatives.  On May 24 he held a complimentary breakfast at Council Bluffs Country Club in Council Bluffs; a complimentary breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Sioux City; a complimentary luncheon at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines; a complimentary reception at Coldwater Country Club in Ames; and a complimentary dinner at Thunder Bay Restaurant in Davenport.  On May 25 he held a complimentary breakfast at the Cedar Rapids Marriott in Cedar Rapids; he wrapped up the trip speaking at the grand opening of his Iowa headquarters at 2700 University Avenue, Suite 206 in West Des Moines.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on May 11, 2007.  He spoke to a student assembly at Des Moines Christian Schools in Urbandale; did a meet and greet with Marshalltown Pachaderms at Bonanza Restaurant in Marshalltown; and spoke at the "Iowa Preventing Abuse Conference" at Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on May 4-5, 2007.  On the evening of May 4 he did a meet and greet at the Button Factory Restaurant in Muscatine; and a meet and greet at The Machine Shed in Davenport.  On May 5 he had breakfast with a small group at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel in Davenport; addressed and met with activists at the "Believing Prayer Seminar" at The River Center in Davenport; and attended the Pella Tulip Festival with former State Sen. Ken Veenstra in Pella.

April
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on April 16, 2007. He did a meet and greet at Divine Treasures Catholic Bookstore in Des Moines; a meet and greet at Beck's Sports Brewery in Waterloo; a meet and greet at Jitter's Coffee in Mason City; and attended the Iowa Future Farmers of America State Leadership Conference BBQ at Iowa State University in Ames.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on April 14, 2007 He plans to speak to the Iowa 4th District GOP Women Annual Meeting at the Madison County Historical Society in Wintersetflight from South Carolina delayed; and He attended and made remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Unity Dinner at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines, including a reception afterwards.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on April 5-6, 2007.  On April 5 he participated in the annual statewide Iowa Prayer Breakfast at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines; did a lunch meet and greet at Drake's Restaurant in Burlington; and visited Great River Medical Center and spoke to hospital officials in West Burlington.  On April 6 he participated in a Good Friday prayer breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Hotel in Cedar Rapids.

March
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on March 26, 2007.  He held a coffee reception at the Wig and Pen in Iowa City; a luncheon at the Machine Shed in Des Moines; addressed the House Republican caucus; and met with the Des Moines Register editorial board.

>Sen. Sam Brownback did a media availability at the Downtown Embassy Suites, then marched in the St. Patrickís Day Parade in Des Moines, Iowa on March 17, 2007.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on March 10, 2007 He spoke to pastors and church members at a breakfast at the Holiday Inn in Sioux City; did a meet and greet at the Family Table Restaurant in Lemars; a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Orange City; a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Sioux Center; and a general media availability followed by a meet and greet at Luciano's Restaurant in Sioux City.

February
>Sen. Sam Brownback plans to speak at the Iowa Federation of College Republicans Annual Convention at Renaissance Savery Hotel convention hall in Des Moines, Iowa on February 24, 2007. canceled because of the weather.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited western Iowa on February 16, 2007.  He spoke to the junior class at St. Albert's Catholic High School in Council Bluffs; spoke to a group of students at Treynor Junior-Senior High School; participated in a panel discussion "What's the Future Hold?" at the Annual Western Iowa Agriculture Seminar, followed by a media availability, at Treynor Community Center in Treynor; held a reception at Rachelle's Eatery in Glenwood; and held a reception at TS-Bank Solutions Center in Council Bluffs.

[*Not counting as an Iowa visit, but of note: Sen. Sam Brownback was the special guest at the Quad City 2007 Right to Life Banquet in Moline, Illinois (Davenport area) on February 10, 2007].

January
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 30, 2007.  He held a media availability at the Cedar Rapids Crowne Plaza Hotel; and spoke at reception for Dan Abolins, Republican candidate for Linn County Auditor, at his home.

>Sen. Sam Brownback held a series of meetings with activists at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa throughout the day on January 15, 2007.
 

2006 (6 visits: 8 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on December 19, 2006.  He met with conservative leaders at Thunder Bay Grille in Davenport; and met with conservative leaders at the Midway Hotel in Dubuque.

>Sen. Sam Brownback made informal remarks at the Polk County GOP Christmas Party at the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa on the evening of December 12, 2006.

>Sen. Sam Brownback delivered the keynote speech at the Linn County Christmas Party and Campaign Kick Off fundraising event at the Best Western Longbranch Hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on the evening of December 5, 2006.

>Sen. Sam Brownback campaigned in Western Iowa on October 17, 2006 with Congressman Steve King, Sec. of State Candidate Mary Ann Hanusa and others at meet the candidate events at Fresh Bistro in Spirit Lake; Clay County Regional Event Center in Spencer; and at the home of Bill Waund in Spencer.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on August 16-17, 2006 After arriving at Cedar Rapids Airport on the afternoon of August 16 he appeared at an event for State House candidate Connie Jacobson at the US Bank community room in Vinton.  Brownback overnighted in Cedar Rapids and left for Oskaloosa the next morning, August 17.  He appeared at an event for Speaker Pro Tem Danny Carroll at Taso's Restaurant in Oskaloosa; was the special guest at a luncheon for Polk County Supervisor candidate Wes Enos at Kin Folks BBQ in Altoona; visited the Iowa State Fair; attended a social with House candidate David Payer and County Recorder candidate Chris Hagenow at Centro's restaurant in Des Moines; and attended mass and dinner with Catholic leaders (Des Moines chapter of Legatus; originally scheduled for August 10) before flying out of Des Moines.

>Sen. Sam Brownback was scheduled to speak to the Des Moines chapter of Legatus in Des Moines, Iowa on August 10, 2006 but changed by Sen. Brownback due to other commitments.

>Sen. Sam Brownback did events on June 16-17, 2006 in Des Moines, Iowa. On June 16 he appeared at the GOParty Picnic, sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa and the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, at Republican Party of Iowa headquarters; attended a private reception for Iowa Family Policy Center Action at a rented church fellowship hall near the picnic; and appeared at the Iowans for Nussle reception on the rooftop terrace at the Iowa Historical Building.  On June 17 he spent one and a half to two hours at the State Convention at HyVee Hall greeting convention-goers.
 

2005 (4 visits: 5 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback was the featured speaker at Iowans for Tax Relief's Iowa Taxpayers Day at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa on October 8, 2005.

>On September 17, 2005 in Iowa, Sen. Brownback attended a house party at the home of activist Stacey Cargill in West Des Moines; attended an ice cream social at the Ice Cream Shoppe in Waukee (Dallas County); and was a guest speaker at the GOP Fest at Jalapeno Pete's at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.  (Also attending the GOP Fest were Huckabee and Tancredo).

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on August 19-20, 2005.  On August 19 he attended the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.  On August 20 he spoke at the 2nd Annual Woodbury County Republican Fundraiser at Woodbury County Fairgrounds in Moville (15 miles east of Sioux City) and at the Pottawattamie County Republican Party's United We Stand Dinner at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs.

>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Des Moines, Iowa on May 3, 2005.  He had a breakfast meeting with Des Moines area business and political leaders; met with a reporter from the Des Moines Register; met with other reporters at the Capitol; held other informal get acquainted meetings at the Capitol; and met with Craig Lang, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, at the federation's office in West Des Moines.  Chuck Hurley helped organized the visit.
 

2004 (1 visit: 2 days)
>Sen. Sam Brownback visited Iowa on December 14-15, 2004, doing several meetings and events in the Des Moines area.  On the evening of December 14 he met with the board of directors and other leadership of the Iowa Family Policy Center.  On December 15 he was the guest speaker at a Cross Trainers event (Cross Trainers is a men's ministry, effectively a local Promise Keepers); met with conservative leaders; and spoke at a second Cross Trainers event.  Chuck Hurley, president of the Iowa Family Policy Center, a former state legislator and a law school classmate of Brownback's, helped organize the visit.
 
 

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