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The Travels of Senator John McCain -- September 2008
Toledo, OH
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
Brecksville, OH
Cleveland, OH
Minneapolis, MN
St. Paul, MN

St. Paul, MN

Cedarburg, WI
Detroit, MI
Sterling Heights, MI

Colorado Springs, CO
Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM
Kansas City, MO

Lee's Summit, MO
Chicago, IL

Lebanon, OH
Lancaster, PA

Fairfax, VA
Philadelphia, PA

Shanksville, PA
New York, NY

New York, NY

Arlington, VA

Loudon, NH

Jacksonville, FL
Orlando, FL
Miami, FL

Tampa, FL
Vienna, OH
Youngstown, OH

Lake Orion, MI
Grand Rapids, MI

Cedar Rapids, IA
Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI
Blaine, MN

Arlington, VA
Annapolis, MD

Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Scranton, PA
Media, PA

Strongsville, OH
Middlesburg, OH
Berea, OH
Freeland, MI
New York, NY

New York, NY
Washington, DC

Oxford, MS

No. VA and DC

No. VA and DC

Columbus, OH
West Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations 2008.

Mon. September 1, 2008

-Greets volunteers and helps pack a few Hurricane Gustav relief packages at the ISOH (International Services of Hope)/IMPACT warehouse in Waterville (Toledo), OH.
-Meets privately with Cardinal Justin Rigali at his residence in Philadelphia, PA.
-Dinner with staff at Devon Seafood Grill on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA.
       Overnight at the Westin Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

Tues. September 2, 2008
-Brings Dunkin’ Donuts doughnuts and coffee and visits with firefighters at the Engine 56 firehouse in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA.
       Arrives Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, OH.

-Visits with firefighters at the Brecksville City Hall firehouse in Brecksville, OH.
        Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH; according to the Plain Dealer he was working on his acceptance speech.

Wed. September 3, 2008
        Flight from Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, OH.
-Arrives at the airport and is greeted by his family and the Palin family in Minneapolis, MN.*
-McCain and members of his family join volunteers putting together care packages for victims of Hurricane Gustav at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
-Joins Gov. Sarah Palin and her family on stage after her speech and makes very brief remarks at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.*

Thurs. September 4, 2008
-Walk through
at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.
-Delivers acceptance speech; afterwards the McCains and the Palins celebrate amid balloons and confetti, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.*

Fri. September 5, 2008
-McCain Street USA meet and greet with Gov. Sarah Palin at the corner of Washington Ave. and Columbia Rd.; after remarks they stop in at The Chocolate Factory, in Cedarburg, WI.*
-With Gov. Sarah Palin accepts the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police at the Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.*

-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MI.*

Sat. September 6, 2008
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs, CO.*
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM.*

Sun. September 7, 2008
-Satellite interviews in Albuquerque, NM.
-Stops in at El Pinto restaurant with Gov. Sarah Palin, buys four bottles of salsa in Albuquerque, NM.*

-McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have dinner at Arthur Bryant's Barbeque in Kansas City, MO.*

Mon. September 8, 2008
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at The Pavilion at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, MO.*
-Finance dinner and receptions at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, IL. ($)

Tues. September 9, 2008

-Participates in a McCain Street USA rally with Gov. Sarah Palin outside of The Golden Lamb in Lebanon, OH.*
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Schnader Field House, The Alumni Sports & Fitness Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

Wed. September 10, 2008
-The McCains and the Palins hold a Road to Victory rally at Van Dyke Park in Fairfax, VA.*
       To Dulles Airport.
-With Cindy McCain does a roundtable discussion/lunch with a small group of working women at the Down Home Diner in the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA.

Thurs. September 11, 2008
-Attends memorial ceremony for passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.
-Joins Sen. Barack Obama to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks at Ground Zero in New York, NY.
-Precedes Sen. Obama in speaking at the ServiceNation Summit Presidential Candidates Forum at Lerner Hall’s Arledge Auditorium at Columbia University in New York, NY.

Fri. September 12, 2008
-Appears on ABC's "The View," solo and then joined by Cindy, in New York, NY.
-Tapes "The Rachael Ray Show" and discusses grilling ribs, in New York, NY (scheduled for Sept. 22 broadcast).

Sat. September 13, 2008

-At campaign headquarters including greeting volunteers working the phone bank in Arlington, VA.

Sun. September 14, 2008
-Visits the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including very brief remarks, before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 in Loudon, NH.
-Brief stop at J.W. Hill's Sports Bar & Grille in Manchester, NH on the way to the airport.

Mon. September 15, 2008
-Road to Victory rally at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
-Town hall meeting at the Asociación Borinquea de Florida Central in Orlando, FL.
-Finance dinner and receptions at the Miami Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, FL. ($)

Tues. September 16, 2008
On the morning shows via satellite from FL.
-Road to Victory rally at Convention Center of Tampa in Tampa, FL.
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Winner Aviation, Youngstown-Warren Municipal Airport in Vienna, OH.*
-Unannounced stop for a meal at the MVR Club restaurant in Youngstown, OH.

Wed. September 17, 2008
-Unannounced stop, tours and makes remarks, at the General Motors assembly plant in Lake Orion, MI.
-Straight Talk town hall meeting with Gov. Sarah Palin at Grand Rapids Community College, Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, MI.*

Thurs. September 18, 2008
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at PS Air Hangar, Eastern Iowa International Airport in Cedar Rapids, IA.*

-With Gov. Sarah Palin tours flood-damaged parts of Cedar Rapids, IA.*
-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.*

Fri. September 19, 2008
-With Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a breakfast with members of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI.*

-Road to Victory rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Key Air Hangar at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Blaine, MN.*

Sat. September 20, 2008
-At campaign headquarters in Arlington, VA.
-Attends a private reception with members of the Class of 1958 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. -Watches part of the Navy-Rutgers football game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Sun. September 21, 2008
-Speaks at the annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United States at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
-Greets people outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

Mon. September 22, 2008
-Town hall meeting at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in Scranton, PA.
       Flight to Philadelphia, PA.
-Main Street USA rally with Gov. Sarah Palin on the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, PA.*

Tues. September 23, 2008
-Brief remarks and accepts the endorsement of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 at at a construction site at Interstate 71 and Ohio 82 in Strongsville, OH.

-Tours Nova Machine Products in Middlesburg, OH.
-Speaks to volunteers at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH.
-Tours the Dow Corning plant in Freeland, MI.

Wed. September 24, 2008
New York, NY:

-Roundtable with business executives and advisors on the bailout plan at the Hilton New York.
-With Gov. Sarah Palin meets with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia and President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine at the Hilton New York.*
-Scheduled, with Gov. Sarah Palin, to meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India at the Hotel New York Palace.
-Debate prep gives way to calls and meeting with advisors,
at the Morgan Library and Museum.
-Makes statement to the traveling press corps announcing that, on account of the economic crisis, he will suspend his campaign and return to Washington and suggesting that the Sept. 26 debate may be delayed, at the Hilton New York.
-Scheduled to tape appearance on CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman." cancels
-Tapes an interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric at CBS.

Thurs. September 25, 2008
-Speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Hilton in New York, NY.

       Arrives at National Airport mid-day.

-On Capitol Hill: in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building, a brief stop at House Minority Leader John Boehner's office, lunch with Senate Republicans in the Mansfield Room in the Capitol, and back  to his office.
-Congressional leaders, Sen. McCain, and Sen. Obama participate in a meeting on the economic crisis with President Bush in the Cabinet Room at the White House.

Fri. September 26, 2008
[campaign issues statement saying that McCain is "resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate"]

-Participates in the presidential debate with Sen. Barack Obama in Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.
-Appears at a post-debate rally at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

Sat. September 27, 2008
       Arrives back in the DC area in the early morning.
-Makes calls
on the bailout plan (to President Bush, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and congressional Republicans) from his condominium and campaign headquarters in Arlington, VA.
-Remarks to the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance "Save our Heritage" rally in Columbus, OH - via satellite.
-McCain and his wife Cindy and Sen. Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah dine at CityZen restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC.  [source Politico]

Sun. September 28, 2008
-Appears on ABC News' "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" in Washington, DC.

-Campaign headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Mon. September 29, 2008
(McCain and Palin do a joint interview before the rally with CBS News anchor Katie Couric).*
-Road to Victory Rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Capital University, the Capital Center in Columbus, OH.*
-Makes a statement on the failure of the bailout bill at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines, IA.

Tues. September 30, 2008
-Small business roundtable at EFCO Forms in Des Moines, IA.
Also today McCain did interviews via satellite from a restaurant in West Des Moines, and met with editors and reporters at the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, IA.
        Flight to Kansas City, MO.

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