Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.): Iowa Visits
updated through Sept. 15, 2007   4 visits, 7 days

no visits as a potential candidate.  (Clark announced his endorsement of Sen. Clinton on Sept. 15, 2007, and made trips to Iowa to campaign for her in Oct., Nov., and Dec.  2007 and Jan. 2008)

2006 (3 visits: 5 days)
>Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) visited Iowa on October 7-8, 2006.  On October 7he had planned to attend the second annual Bruce, Blues & BBQ (a celebration on behalf of Bruce Braley) at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls but did not make it; he attended the UNI Panthers football homecoming game against Missouri State at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.  On October 8 he attended a brunch for Spencer for Congress at Marvin Gardens restaurant in Fort Dodge (venue changed from the home of Blake and Terry Parker); appeared on Fox News from Des Moines; and spoke at a GOTV rally sponsored by Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN) and Sen.Tom Harkin to re-elect Congressman Leonard Boswell at McAninch Maintenance Facility in Des Moines.

>Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) was the special guest speaker at the Warren County Democrats' Fall Dinner at First United Methodist Church in Indianola, Iowa on September 30, 2006.

>Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) visited Iowa on May 12-13, 2006.  On May 12 he held a press conference with Congressman Leonard Boswell in the State Capitol to call for more services for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Late in the afternoon he appeared at an open house at the campaign headquarters of Secretary of State candidate Michael Mauro in Des Moines.  [no info on morning of May 13].  On the afternoon of May 13 in Cedar Rapids he met privately with a small group (10-12) of Iowa Draft Clark 2004 supporters for a little over an hour at the Brewed Awakenings coffee shop and then produced a ClarkCast (podcast) including Q&A from supporters, also at Brewed Awakenings; and he headlined a Hawkeye Labor Council fundraiser at Teamsters Hall in Cedar Rapids.

2005 (1 visit: 2 days)
>Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) visited Iowa on August 31-September 1, 2005, joining Iowa Democratic Party Chair Lt. Governor Sally Pederson for a series of events in Northern Iowa.  On August 31 they did a breakfast to benefit the Iowa Democratic Party at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah (Winneshiek County); held an activist luncheon at Rose Bowl Bowling Alley in Mason City; held an activist meeting at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsberg (Palo Alto County); and did a reception benefiting the Iowa Democratic Party at the home of Rosemarie and Dennis Ward in Okoboji (Dickinson County).  On September 1 they did a breakfast fundraiser at the Holiday Inn in Sioux City.

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