2007 (21 visits, 65 days)
December (3 visits, 3 days)
>Rep. Tom Tancredo held a press conference where he announced the end of his candidacy and his endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Des Moines Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa on the afternoon of December 20, 2007.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo participated in the Des Moines Register Republican Presidential Debate at Iowa Public Television's Maytag Auditorium in Johnston, Iowa on December 12, 2007.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo
visited Iowa on December 4, 2007. He held a press conference
to introduce his new TV ad “Consequences” at the Downtown Marriott in Des
Moines; and attended a fundraiser for Linn County Republicans at the Longbranch Hotel in Cedar Rapids.
November (2 visits, 3
>Rep. Tom Tancredo introduced a new television ad at a press conference at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on the afternoon of November 12, 2007.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on November 5-6, 2007. On November 5 he did an interview at KDTH-AM 1370 in Dubuque; toured the National Farm Toy Museum and Field of Dreams in Dyersville; did retail politicking in the downtown area of Manchester (intersection of Main and Franklin); retail politicking near 3rd Ave and 1st St. NE in downtown Independence; met with College Republicans in the Vogel Library-Konditorei Coffee Shop at Wartburg College in Waverly; and had supper with supporters at Godfather's Pizza in Waterloo. On November 6 he meet with College Republicans from Luther College and local citizens at Club Pyramid in Decorah; did retail politicking at the intersection of 2nd Ave. and N. Elm Street and at Suzie Q's Cafe in Cresco; did retail politicking at the intersection of Main and 7th Ave. in Osage; and attended a Republican fundraiser at the Charles City Arts Center in Charles City.
October (3 visits, 8 days)
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on October 25-29, 2007.
On October 25 he participated in “Trap Shoot Contest with a Straight Shooter” at the Izaak Walton League in Muscatine; and did a “Values of an American” event at Muscatine High School auditorium in Muscatine. Overnight in Davenport.
On October 26 he held a “Government 101” event at Maquoketa High School; a Talk with Tom at Iowa Machine Shed in Davenport; and then went to Illinois for an interview at WQAD TV; a “Sharp Shooter Handgun Contest” at Shooting Sports Unlimited in Moline, IL; and a house party hosted by Patricia Mills in Colona, IL. Overnight in Coralville.
On October 27 he held a “Metro Town Hall Meeting” at Countryside Golf Course in Norwalk; a private meeting with Kim Lehman, director of Iowa Right To Life, in Des Moines; and joined other candidates at the Republican Party of Iowa's Reagan Dinner at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Overnight in Des Moines.
On October 28 he attended church services at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church in West Des Moines with the campaign's Warren County campaign chairman, Jim Fehl; participated in a defend marriage prayer rally at Rev. Keith Ratliff's Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines; participated in Iowa State University's Presidential Series in the South Ballroom of Memorial Union in Ames; and attended a house party hosted by Howard Hustedt in Odebolt.
On October 29 he went pheasant hunting with Howard Hustedt; did a meet and greet the Buena Vista University Science Center in Storm Lake; [gap]; and in the evening did a meet and greet at the Council Bluffs Senior Center in Council Bluffs.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on October 11-12, 2007. On October 11 he did an online discussion on Washingtonpost.com from the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids; and an event with supporters at The Longbranch Hotel in Cedar Rapids. On October 12 he toured the Women's Choice Center and then held a press conference on the sidewalk in front of the Center and across from the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bettendorf; and a supporter event at Happy Joe’s Pizza in Bettendorf.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on October 5, 2007. He held a press conference "to denounce the recent ruling by Judge Robert Hanson which struck down Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act" on the steps of the Capitol in Des Moines; appeared with Cong. Steve King on Mickelson in the Morning at WHO-AM radio; was a guest on WOW-FM 98.3 radio in studio; and held an open house at the campaign's state headquarters at 8033 University Ave in Clive.
September (1 visit, 3
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on September 13-15, 2007.
On the evening of September 13 he held a "Talk with Tom" at the Lodge of Chairman Ray Hoffman and Kathleen Hoffman in Correctionville.
On September 14 he did Open Line with Randy Renshaw at KSCJ - AM 1360 in Sioux City; a "Talk with Tom" at the Remsen-Union Auditorium in Remsen; a "Talk with Tom" at Northwestern College in the DeWitt Center, Vermeer South Dining Room in Orange City; and a "Talk with Tom" at Inwood Community Center in Inwood.
On September 15 he held a "Talk with Tom" at Sibley Country Club in Sibley; a "Talk with Tom" at the Pizza Ranch in Sheldon; spoke from the presidential soap box at the Clay County Fair in Spencer; and held an Illegal Immigration Forum at American Legion Post 384 in Milford.
August (1 visit, 7 days)
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on August 5-11, 2007.
(A planned appearance at a Students for Tom event at Iowa State University – Student Center in Ames early evening on August 4 did not occur).
On August 5 he participated in the ABC News "This Week" Republican Presidential Debate at Drake University in Des Moines; held a town hall meeting and lunch at Pizza Ranch in Marshalltown; and hold a town hall meeting and dinner at AmericInn in Grundy Center.
On August 6 he did a Home Schoolers for Tancredo event at Brookside Park – Hickory Shelter in Ames; a town hall meeting and lunch at Highland Elk in Perry; and a town hall meeting and dinner at Pizza Ranch in Harlan.
On August 7 he did a town hall an breakfast at Quality Inn in Sioux City; a town hall meeting and lunch at the Pizza Ranch in Sheldon; a town hall meeting at Dordt College in Sioux Center; and spoke at State Rep. Dwayne Alons' "Picnic in the Gym" fundraiser at the Hull Community Building in Hull.
On August 8 he did a town hall and breakfast at the Lakeshore Café in Storm Lake; made a quick stop in Lake View for an interview with the Lake View Resort; did a town hall and lunch at Carroll County Education Center & Swan Lake Park in Carroll, and walked in the State Fair Parade in Des Moines.
On August 9 he did a town hall and breakfast at Country Kitchen in Ottumwa, a town hall and lunch at Pizza Ranch in Oskaloosa, and a town hall and dinner at Pizza Ranch in Pella.
On August 10 he attended the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, including an appearance on Jan Mickelson’s show, broadcasting from the Crystal Studio. (Tancredo cancelled a planned appearance at the Marshall County Republican Steak Fry in Marshalltown on August 10).
On August 11 he participated in the Iowa Republican Straw Poll on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.
July (2.5 visits, 18 days)
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on July 27-31, 2007, continuing his "Save America Tour."
On the evening of July 27 he spok at a lakeside reception Republican Party of Iowa fundraiser at the home of David and Dorie Fisher in Clear Lake.
On July 28 he held a town hall meeting and breakfast at Hi-Way 20 Café in Parkersburg; a town hall meeting and lunch at Camp David's in Iowa Falls; visited the North Iowa Fair in Mason City; attended a Cerro Gordo County Republican fundraiser at the Bob and Donna Furleigh Farm in Clear Lake; and spoke at the Lee County Republicans' annual pork roast fundraiser at Denmark Celebration and Convention Center in Denmark.
On the afternoon of July 29 he held a town hall meeting at the Waukee Ice Cream Shop in Waukee; and in the early evening held a town hall meeting and reception at the Fairfield Inn in Ankeny.
On July 30 he held a town hall meeting at The Smokey Row in Pleasantville; a town hall meeting at West Side Family Dining in Grinnell; a meet and greet at Mayflower Retirement Home in Grinnell; visited the St. Francis Manor Retirement Home in Grinnell; and held a town hall at Prairie Moon Vineyard in Ames.
On July 31 he held a town hall meeting and breakfast at the Family Table Restaurant in Osceola; a town hall meeting and luncheon at the Pizza Ranch in Creston; a town hall meeting and coffee at Junction Café in Bedford; and a town hall meeting and supper at Farmer’s Kitchen in Atlantic.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo
visited Iowa on July 12-23, 2007 on a "Save America Tour."
On July 12 he appeared at the Harrison County Republican Women’s Dinner & Meeting at Gurney’s Restaurant in Missouri Valley.
On July 13 he visited the Shelby County Fair in Harlan; and held a town hall meeting and supper at the Madison County Historical Society Museum in Winterset.
On July 14 he marched in the Ankeny Summerfest Parade;
at the Carrollton Inn in Carrollpostponed; a house
party at the home of Mark and Sheryl Leonard in Holstein; and attended
Congressman Steve King's fundraiser at the Odebolt Community Center in
On July 15 he marched in the Monona County Parade; spoke at house party/ice cream at Dick and Dorothy Schlitter's home in Onawa; did a town hall meeting and dinner at Panora Community Center in Panora.
On July 16 he met with supporters at Cool Beans Coffee Bar in Adel; met with supporters at Town & Country Café in Madrid; met with supporters at the The Highland Elk Coffee House in Perry; met with supporters at Uptown Café in Jefferson; met with supporters at Dutch Oven Bakery in Boone;met with supporters at Country Kitchen in Webster City; and held a town hall meeting and supper at Webster County Republican headquarters in Fort Dodge.
On July 17 he toured the Hydrogen Engine Center in Algona; toured the Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry in Mason City; did a meet and greet over lunch at Chicago Dawg in Mason City; and did a cookout in Osage City Park–Covered Stage in Osage.
On July 18 he attended a breakfast fundraiser for the Delaware County Republican Committee at the Pizza Ranch in Manchester; visited the Buchanan County Fair in Independence; and held a town hall meeting and dinner at
Martin Park Bonanza Restaurant (moved because of weather)
On July 19 he did a meet and greet at Ely Community Center in Ely; attended a house party at the home of Bob and Jeanne Refhuss in Coralville; and visit the Jones County Fair in Monticello.
On July 20 he visited the Mahaska County Fair in Oskaloosa; the Madison County Fair in Winterset; and the Boone County Fair in Boone; and attended a house party at the home of Craig and Shyrlee Hill in Ellsworth. (initial plans had called for visits to the Muscatine and Jasper County Fairs as well).
On July 21 he spoke at an Iowa Christian Women meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites at Ameristar in Council Bluffs; and be the guest speaker at the shotgun exhibition in Arcadia; and spoke at house party at the home of Brad and Gina Perkins in Madrid.
On July 22 he did a town hall meeting at the Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Newton; and a town hall meeting at the Sports Page in Indianola.
On July 23 he appeared Mickelson in the Morning on WHO Radio from the studio in Des Moines.
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On July 1 he visited the Gun Show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines; appeared at a BBQ lunch and the formal opening of his state headquarters at 217 Welch Avenue in Ames; and did a town hall meeting and supper at Dorothy's Senior Center in Eldora.
first six months of 2007 (9.5 visits,
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on June 29-July 1, 2007. Originally scheduled for events on June 28 but flight canceled necessitating changes.
On June 29 he did a meet and greet at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown; toured the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plan in Nevada; met with the Iowa Professional Educators' executive board in Des Moines; and did a town hall meeting at Quality Inn & Suites Events Center in Des Moines.
On June 30 he 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; and met with some volunteers and Tancredo county chairs at Embassy Suites in Des Moines.
Visit continues in July...
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on June 24, 2007. He attended a Dubuque County GOP Picnic at Oxus Grotto Recreation Area in Dubuque; a Northeast Iowa Republican fundraiser at Echo Valley Speedway reception center in West Union; and attended and briefly spoke at the Butler County Fair in Allison.
Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on June 8-10, 2007.
7 he plans to attend the World Pork Open Clay Target Championship at
the New Pioneer Gun Club in Waukee.flight
was canceled; came to Des Moines from Chicago via car.
On June 8 he taped "Good Morning America" in Ames very early, then taped "Iowa Press" at IPTV in Johnston, then did the Jan Mickelson Show in Des Moines; held a cultural diversity forum at Cronk’s Café in Denison; and was the guest speaker at a Woodbury County Republicans' immigration forum at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.
On June 9 he did a conservative breakfast meeting at Family Table in Le Mars; a meet and greet at Pizza Ranch in Orange City; a patriotic reception at the Clay County Administration Building in Spencer; and an illegal immigration town hall meeting at the Best Western Holiday Motor Lodge in Clear Lake.
On June 10 he made an unannounced stop at the MacNider Arts Festival in Mason City; and appeared at the Presidential Picnic fundraiser, sponsored by the Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell and Worth County GOP organizations, at Charles City Middle School in Charles City.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo
visited Iowa on May 11-14, 2007.
On May 11 spoke at the Iowa Preventing Abuse Conference at Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids; and held a town hall meeting at the Crowne Plaza Four Seasons in Cedar Rapids.
On May 12 he spoke at an ABATE meeting (motorcyclist organization-A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education) in Eldora; participated in an ABATE awareness ride from the Black Hawk County Courthouse to the Silver Eagle Harley Dealership in Waterloo (riding a borrowed Harley "Fat Boy" according to Radio Iowa's O. Kay Henderson); and held a town hall meeting at Best Western Midway Hotel in Dubuque.
On May 13 he attended services at the River of Life Church in Bettendorf; and attended a house party at the home of Robert Wulf in Davenport.
At mid-day on May 14 he spoke at a Scott GOP Women luncheon at Club Mokan in Davenport.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on April 14-15, 2007. On April 14 he appeared at the Monona County Republican Early Bird Breakfast at Janz Restaurant in Onawa; appeared at the grand opening of the campaign's Iowa 5th district headquarters at 101 Pearl Street in Council Bluffs; attended and made remarks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Day Unity Dinner at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. On April 15 he attended services at the New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown; did a meet and greet at the Best Western Regency Inn in Marshalltown; and in the evening attended a Jefferson County GOP fundraiser at Fairfield Golf & Country Club in Fairfield.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo
visited Iowa on March 30-April 2, 2007.
(Tancredo arrived in Omaha on the evening of March 29 and overnighted in Des Moines).
On March 30 he appeared on MSNBC's "The Most with Allison Stewart" from WHO-TV studios in Des Moines; spoke at a TeenPact event in Des Moines; did an interview at KCRG ABC-9 in Cedar Rapids; and appeared at an NRA dinner at the Best Western Longbranch Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Ovenight in Cedar Rapids.
On March 31 he spoke at the 1st District IFRW Convention Best Western-Midway Motel in Dubuque; stopped by the Field of Dreams in Dyersville; and was the keynote speaker at the Buchanan County Republican Spring Dinner at The Sportsman in Oelwein. Overnight in Waterloo.
On April 1 he did an interview with NPR from Waterloo. Overnight in Des Moines.
On April 2 he officially announced his candidacy on "Mickelson in the Morning" at 1040 WHO AM Radio in Des Moines; returning to his hotel he made calls to talk radio stations about his announcement throughout the day. Tancredo overnighted in Des Moines and left early on the morning of April 3.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on March 23-24, 2007. On the evening of March 23 he spoke at the Johnson County Spring Spaghetti Dinner at Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City. On March 24 he did a brunch at the Muscatine Community College; a reception at the home of David and Kim Logan in Marion; a stop at the Cedar Rapids Gun Show at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids; and spoke at a Jones County Beef & Noodle Dinner fundraiser at the Masonic Lodge in Anamosa (this was originally scheduled for March 2, but postponed because of the weather).
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on February 2-3, 2007. On February 2 he did interviews in Des Moines. On February 3 he did meet and greets at Victorian Opera Company (Luciano's Restaurant) in Sioux City; and at the VFW Hall 737 in Council Bluffs.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo visited Iowa on January 13-15, 2007 (arriving on the evening of January 12). He did a couple of book signings, met with activists to sound them out on the possibility of setting up an exploratory committee, and did media interviews. On the afternoon of January 13 he signed copies of "In Mortal Danger" at the Barnes and Noble in Council Bluffs; appeared on the Faith and Freedom Show with Jaime Johnson; and had interviews with a WHO radio reporter and with AP. On the afternoon of January 14 he did a signing at the Barnes and Noble in West Des Moines. On January 15 he did an interview/meeting with the Des Moines Register's David Yepsen and appeared on the Jan Mickelson Show.
2006 (1 visit: 1 day)
>Rep. Tom Tancredo spoke at the Pottawattamie County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on February 25, 2006.
2005 (3 visits: 5 days)
>On September 17, 2007 in Iowa, Rep. Tom Tancredo 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 attended the Polk County Republicans' annual GOP Fest at Jalapeno Pete's at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo was a guest at two events in Iowa on August 22, 2005, sponsored by King for Congress: a "Securing America's Future Forum" at Marriott Downtown in Des Moines; and a "Securing America's Future Enforcement Rally" at Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs.
>Rep. Tom Tancredo
visited Iowa on July 7-9, 2005. He was the special
guest at four house parties hosted by the Christian Coalition of Iowa.
On the evening of July 7 Tancredo attended a dessert reception at
the home of Tom and Kate McGovern in Davenport; on the evening of July
8 he attended a house party at the home of Linda Tebussek in Cedar
Rapids and a dessert reception at Cedar Falls Community Center in Cedar
Falls. On the morning of July 9 he attended a continental
breakfast at the home of of Ron and Becky Herrig in Dubuque.
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