Travels of Cindy McCain (Solo Appearances)
Rationale, Methodology and Limitations
Cindy McCain frequently traveled with Sen. McCain.  She did some solo events, but fewer public events than Michelle Obama.

June 2008
-Travels to VIETNAM, THAILAND and CAMBODIA including a day in Nha Trang, Vietnam for Operation Smile.

Tues. June 12, 2008
-Visits the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem in NY.

Thurs. June 26, 2008

-Fundraiser in London, ENGLAND. ($)

Tues. July 8, 2008
Attends funeral of Sen. Jesse Helms at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.

Sat. July 12, 2008
-Rides in a pace car in the Firestone 200 Indycar Race in Lebanon, TN.

July 17 to July 23, 2008
-Member of bipartisan delegation on behalf of the ONE Campaign to RWANDA.

Sun. August 3, 2008

-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Pocono Raceway in PA.

Tues. August 12, 2008
-Fundraiser brunch at the home of Lewis Eisenberg in Rumson, NJ ($) and
stops by the Broadway Diner in Red Bank, NJ (later joins John McCain in Teaneck).

(August 13, 2008 After hand shake at fundraiser go to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI).

Mon. August 18, 2008

-Fundraising luncheon at the home of Dean Painter organized by Louis DeJoy in Raleigh, NC.
($) [source News & Observer]

latter part of August 2008

-Travels with the U.N.'s World Food Programme to GEORGIA.

Activities at the Republican National Convention

Mon. September 1, 2008
Cindy McCain and First Lady Laura Bush address the Convention on Hurricane Gustav
at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Tues. September 2, 2008
Cindy McCain and First Lady Laura Bush make remarks and pack boxes at ONE's service project at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Wed. September 3, 2008
With other family members and the Palin family greets Sen. McCain as he arrives at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Thurs. September 4, 2008

Honored at the Women for McCain Victory 2008 luncheon at the Hilton in Minneapolis.

Speech to the Republican National Convention at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Sat. September 13, 2008
-Remarks at the 119th Annual Oakland County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Centerpoint Marriott in Pontiac, MI.

Wed. September 17, 2008
[One of the speakers at the 2008 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Dinner at the Reagan Building in Washington, DC].

Wed. September 24, 2008
Fundraising breakfast/brunch for McCain-Palin Victory 2008 at Teton Pines Country Club in Wilson, WY (Gov. Palin originally scheduled). ($)
-McCain-Palin Victory 2008 fundraising luncheon with Todd Palin at the home of Barney Ebsworth in Hunts Point, WA (Gov. Palin originally scheduled). ($) [not cancelled as initially reported]

Tues. October 7, 2008
-Visits children at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in advance of the debate at Belmont University.

Sat. October 11, 2008

-Honorary race director for the NASCAR Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

(Fri. Oct. 17, 2008 - release summary pages of 2007 federal income tax return).

Sat. October 18, 2008
-Road to Victory rally at the Arnaud Marts Center, Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Sun. October 19, 2008
-Road to Victory rally at Gettysburg College, College Union Building ballroom in Gettysburg, PA.
-Visits Victory office at 2210 East Market Street in York, PA.
Mon. October 20, 2008
-With Rudy Giuliani does a Road to Victory rally at the National Constitution Center, Grand Hall Overlook in Philadelphia, PA.
-With Rudy Giuliani makes a lunch stop at Sabrina’s Café and Spencer’s Too in Philadelphia, PA.

-With Rudy Giuliani does a Road to Victory rally at Shady Brook Farms in Yardley, PA.

Sat. October 25, 2008
-With Rudy Giuliani does "Average Joe Neighborhood Door Knocks," at 1407 Belmont Drive in Orlando, then makes a "surprise" visit to volunteers
at the Victory office on S. Semoran Blvd. in Orlando, FL.
Sun October 26, 2008
-With Rudy Giuliani stops in at The Fox Restaurant in Avondale (Jacksonville), FL.
-With Rudy Giuliani drops by the Victory office at Regions Financial Tower in West Palm Beach, then does neighborhood door knocks at 7124 West Lake Drive in West Palm Beach, FL.

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