2007 plus Jan. 1-3, 2008 (18 visits,
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on January 2-3, 2008. On January 2 he rallied at Dubuque Jet Center, Dubuque Regional Airport Hanger in Dubuque; rallied at Assumption High School gym in Davenport; and rallied at his campaign headquarters on 70th Street in Urbandale. On the morning and into the very early afternoon of January 3 he did a meet and greet at Frontier Bank in Rock Rapids; a meet and greet at Casey's Bakery in Sioux Center; a meet and greet at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars; and a meet and greet at Aalfs Public Library in Sioux City. [then to New Hampshire]
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on December 26-28, 2007.
On the evening of December 26 he held a town hall meeting at The School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs.
On December 27 he spoke at a rally at Elks Club # 2752 in Des Moines; held a town hall meeting at Mason City Municipal Airport, North Iowa Air Service in Clear Lake; rallied at Granite City Food & Brewery in Cedar Rapids; a media availability at Waterloo Municipal Airport, Livingston Aviation in Waterloo; and attended a house party hosted by The Iowa Christian Alliance at the Park Place Events Centre at the Pipac Centre on the Lake in Cedar Falls.
On December 28 he did a meet and greet at The Ivy Bake Shoppe in West Burlington.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on December 12-13, 2007. On December 12 he attended a pre-debate rally at Bennigan's Restaurant in Urbandale; and participated in the Des Moines Register Republican Presidential Debate at Iowa Public Television's Maytag Auditorium in Johnston; drop-by at the Bull Moose Club happy hour in West Des Moines; and attended a house party at the home of Barb and Fred Taylor in Waukee. On December 13 he held a town hall meeting with Col. Bud Day, former Sen. Phil Gramm and Mrs. Roberta McCain at the Clarion Hotel in Sioux City; and a town hall meeting with Col. Bud Day, former Sen. Phil Gramm and Mrs. Roberta McCain at North Gate Place in Davenport.
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on November 4-7, 2007.
On the evening of November 4 he held a town hall meeting at The Music Man Square, Reunion Hall in Mason City.
On November 5 he did a meet and greet at Main Street Café in Allison; a town hall meeting at Camp David's Restaurant in Iowa Falls; and delivered an address at the "Growing the Bio Economy" conference at the Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University in Ames.
On November 6 he spoke at Renewable Energy Group, Inc. in Ames; did a meet and greet at the Whistle Stop Café in Boone; held a town hall meeting at Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall in Decorah; did a drop by at the Linn County GOP Central Committee meeting, and wrapped up with a media availability at Landmark Aviation in Cedar Rapids.
On November 7 he did an endorsement press conference with Sen. Sam Brownback at the Holiday Inn Dubuque in Dubuque; an endorsement press conference with Sen. Brownback at the Holiday Inn Des Moines in Des Moines; and an endorsement press conference with Sen. Brownback at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field in Sioux City.
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on October 24-26, 2007.
On October 24 he met with the Des Moines Register editorial board; and spoke at a U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy Presidential Forum at the Des Moines Embassy Club at the Ruan Center in Des Moines.
On October 25 he held a town hall in The Commons at Dordt College in Sioux Center; did a meet and greet at J & J Cafe in Le Mars; met with the Sioux City Journal editorial board; and participated in a Divided We Fail “Candidate Forum on Health & Financial Security” at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City.
On October 26 he did an event with Col. Bud Day to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the day he was shot down over Hanoi and captured, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux City; a meet and greet at The Pizza Ranch in Sheldon; and a town hall meeting at Alpha Omega Publications in Rock Rapids.
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on October 10-12, 2007.
On October 10 he taped "Iowa Press" at Iowa Public Television in Johnston; held a roundtable at Grinnell Medical Center in Grinnell; and spoke at a Johnson County Republican Party fundraiser at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Coralville.
On October 11 he did a small meeting with GOP activists and supporters at the Uncommon Grounds Coffee House and Deli in Indianola; made a major health care address to the Rotary Club of Des Moines at Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines; did a meet and greet at Smokey Row Coffee Shop in Oskaloosa; and held a town hall meeting at Iowa Wesleyan College's Student Activity Center in Mount Pleasant.
On October 12 he held a media availability at the sign marking the Republican Party birthplace and did a meet and greet at Shirley's Coffee Shop in Crawfordsville; and did a health care forum at Genesis Health Care Systems' Alder Health Education Center in Davenport.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on September 11-12, 2007, starting a weeklong "No Surrender Tour" of Iowa, NH and SC (McCain and veterans rallied support for the troops and their mission in Iraq). Early evening on September 11 he held a "No Surrender" rally at B.P.I. Hanger, Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field in Sioux City. On September 12 he held a "No Surrender" rally at VFW Post 737 in Council Bluffs; stopped at The Downtowner cafe in Atlantic; held a BBQ lunch and "No Surrender" rally at AmVets Post 2 in Des Moines; and held a "No Surrender" rally at American Legion Post 138 in Waterloo.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on September 2-3, 2007. On September 2 he spoke at house party outside the home of Lynn and Claire Handorf in Gladbrook; and at a house party at the home of of Rick and Janet Young in Jewell. On September 3 he spoke at the dedication of the Veterans Monument dedication at Centennial Park in Neola; walked in the Labor Day Parade in Neola; and participated in the Labor Day Parade in Essex.
>Sen. John McCain attended the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on August 14, 2007 including viewing the big boar and speaking at the Des Moines Register Soap Box.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on August 4-6, 2007. On the morning of August 4 he held a town hall meeting at Neveln Community Resource Center in Ankeny. On August 5 he participated in the ABC News "This Week" Republican Presidential Debate at Drake University in Des Moines; appeared at a house party at the home of Johnson County chair Bob Anderson in Swisher; and appeared at a house party at the home of Carrie and Pete Peterman (she is the sister of Mark Salter) in Bettendorf. At noon on August 6 he delivered a speech hosted by Cedar Rapids Rotary at the Crowne Plaza Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids.
>Sen. John McCain meet with supporters and held a press conference at his state headquarters in Urbandale, Iowa on the afternoon of July 22, 2007.
first six months of 2007 (7 visits,
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on June 8-9, 2007. On June 8 he held a lunch and town hall meeting at the Tulip Toren in Central Park in downtown Pella; and a picnic and town hall meeting at Centennial Park in Waukee. On June 9 he held a breakfast and town hall meeting at DMACC Newton Conference Center in Newton; did a town hall meeting at Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale; and did a teletownhall from Des Moines (people are called at their homes inviting them to join a conversation with Sen. McCain. He then gets on the line and takes questions.)
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on June 1-2, 2007. He held a town hall meeting in the cafeteria at Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance in Des Moines on the afternoon of June 1. On June 2 he did a breakfast and town hall meeting in the Banquet Hall at Le Mars Municipal Golf Course in Le Mars; stopped for ice cream at Blue Bunny in Le Mars; and in the afternoon, did a reception and town hall meeting at The Inn at Okoboji.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on May 7-8, 2007. On May 7 he did a town hall meeting at The Machine Shed Restaurant in Davenport; a lunch and town hall at Rendezvous Restaurant in Muscatine; made an unannounced stop for a milkshake with the famous Iowa wrestler Dan Gable at the Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City; and did a soup supper and town hall at North Liberty Community Center-Gerdin Conference Center in North Liberty. On May 8 he did a breakfast and town hall at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs; and a luncheon and town hall at Fort Museum in Fort Dodge.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on April 27, 2007 as part of his announcement tour (Day 3, after NH, SC). He held campaign rallies at Principal Financial Group (Corporate One Building, First Floor, The Square) in Des Moines; and at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on April 14, 2007, doing a complimentary breakfast and town hall meeting at Grand River Center in Dubuque; a complimentary lunch and town hall meeting at Dejardin Hall, Iowa Valley Conference Center, Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown; and attending and making remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Unity Dinner at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on March 14-16, 2007. On March 14 he appeared at a soup dinner at the Sioux Golf & Country Club in Alton (Sioux County). On March 15 he embarked on a bus tour, arriving at the State Capitol, meeting with House and Senate Republicans, and holding a media availability; holding a town hall meeting at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames; making an unscheduled stop at a coffee house in Iowa Falls; and holding a town hall meeting at the Elks Lodge in Mason City. On March 16 he held a town hall meeting at the Pipac Centre in Cedar Falls.
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on February 17, 2007. He held a town hall
meeting at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines; a town hall meeting
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cedar Rapids; and a chili dinner at the Radisson
Quad City Plaza in Davenport.
2006 (4 visits: 5 days)
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on October 18, 2006. He arrived on the night of October 17 after an evening event in South Dakota. On October 18 he attended a breakfast for Congressman Steve King at the Clarion Hotel in Sioux City; attended a luncheon for congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines; toured the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plant in Nevada; and was a guest on "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at Iowa State University in Ames as part of Hardball's College Tour series.
>Sen. John McCain visited Iowa on August 15-16, 2006. On August 15 he appeared at a lunch fundraiser for Rep. Danny Carroll at The Old Glove Factory in Grinnell; visited the State Fair in Des Moines; and appeared at a "fun raising party" in support of State Rep. Bill Schickel at the home of Dan and Deb Latham in Mason City. On the morning of August 16 he appeared at a breakfast for State House candidates Doug Struyk and Scott Belt at Iowa Western Community College cafeteria in Council Bluffs.
>Sen. John McCain appeared at a Mike Whalen for Congress reception and barbecue at the home of Black Hawk County Supervisor Scott Jordan and his wife Charlotte between Hudson and Cedar Falls, Iowa on July 14, 2006.
>Sen. John McCain
visited Iowa on April 13, 2006. He spoke at a breakfast
fundraiser for State Rep. Steven Lukan (R-New Vienna) at the Country Junction
in Dyersville; at a luncheon fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Congressman
Jim Nussle at the in Cedar Rapids; at a Republican Party of Iowa meet and
greet at Iowans for Tax Relief in Muscatine; and at a dinner fundraiser
for 3rd District congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti at the Wakonda Club
in Des Moines. ...According to news accounts he also met with Marlys
Popma, a key activist from Lynnville, currently president of IHS (In His
2005 (no visits)
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