Smith in Iowa
in Action total: 14 visits, 51 days.
Thank you to Prof. Hugh Winebrenner
for his assistance.
1999 ...3 visits, 8
April 23 Des
Moines. Iowa Newspaper Association press
campaign open house at Iowa campaign headquarters.
April 24 Meet
Senator Bob Smith at restaurant
in Amana, speech meeting with students at University at Iowa in Iowa
City. [April 25 Keynote at California
Assembly convention in Fremont].
March 29-April 1
March 29 Meets Shelby
County Republicans at Mickel's Family
Restaurant in Harlan; meets Montgomery County Republicans at the Red
in Red Oak; meets Mills County Republicans at the Glenwood Public
Glenwood; rally at Sherwood Community Church in Council Bluffs.
March 30 Addresses students
at Bishop Heelan High School in
Sioux City; live in studio at KSEJ with Randy Renshaw in Sioux City;
students at North High School in Sioux City; participates in a prayer
outside of an abortion clinic in Sioux City; addresses seniors at
in downtown Sioux City; rally at Luccianos Restaurant in Sioux City;
with supporters at Prenger's restaurant in Norfolk, NE.
March 31 Meets area
Republicans at the Red Top in Lohrville
(Calhoun County); meets area Republicans at the Public Library in
(Calhoun County); breakfast at R Place Café in Albert City;
meets with area
Republicans at the Public Library in Algona; press conference at North
Area Community College in Mason City, then speaks in their series "This
Way To the White House" (attendance 200), then tapes "Hardball with
Chris Matthews;" rally at Best Western Walnut Creek Inn in West Des
April 1 In Des Moines,
addresses Mr. Hodson's Government
classes at East High School; live in studio with Jan Mickelson at WHO;
at the Bull Moose Club Luncheon at the Des Moines Club, addresses 8th
through 12th grade students at Grandview Park Baptist School; to
Winterset, visits John Wayne's birthplace; rally at May Goodrell Junior
Des Moines (attendance 100).
April 2 Leaves early a.m.
from Omaha, NE.
announces candidacy at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH
1:00). February 19-20
Two-day eight city 650-mile "Chart the Right Course for America" bus
tour around Iowa. Starts the day
at his campaign office at 4214 Fleur Drive in Des Moines; Cedar Rapids
Library; Davenport Country Kitchen; Loras College in Dubuque; Waterloo
High School; finishing the day Fort Dodge.
Feb. 20 Sioux
City; Leach Camper Sales in Council Bluffs. To
North Carolina, keynote address to Onslow
County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at Swansboro Civic Center in
the first Republican to officially enter the race, filing papers with
to establish the Bob Smith for President Committee.
...9 visits, 34 days
Source HW: Meet with
Dave Nelson in Des Moines.
Pro-life rally with Scott Arthofer for state
Rep in Dubuque; meets with conservative activists in Davenport. (Smith originally had planned to stump in
Iowa Oct. 28-30 after stops in Texas and California, but he decided to
for Linda Smith for U.S. Senate in Washington state on the 28th and
October 21-24 Oct. 21
Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and
Coralville--event for Mary Howard for state Senate and two events for
Grassley. Oct. 22 Des Moines, Jan
Mickelson radio show; campaigning for state Rep. candidate Danny
Grinnell; press conference with Bruce Rhoads for state Senate, in
Sioux City. Oct. 23 Radio shows,
fundraising luncheon for Kathy Hoffman for state Senate, in Sioux City;
addresses Boyer Valley School in Dunlap.
Breakfast for David Nelson for state Senate in Altoona; Larry
Hughes for state Senate in Indianola. To
Texas and California.
Arriving in the afternoon, does the State Fair in Des Moines;
at a home in Ames for Norm Luiken. Aug.
21 State Fair, including the Jan
Mickelson show (WHO 1040 AM). Aug.
22 Wright County GOP summer
at Ev Keller Farm just west of Clarion; Hardin County Republicans at
Falls; fundraiser and birthday celebration for State Senate candidate
Sexton at a home in Rockwell City. Aug.
23 Fundraiser for Kathy Hoffman for
State Senate at Victorian Opera Company in Sioux City; rally for Jo Ann
for Senate at a home in Waukee. Aug.
24 Fundraiser for Mary Howard for
Senate at Lower City Park in Iowa City; fundraiser for Dave Miller for
Senate at a hotel in Keosaqua; fundraiser for Larry McKibben at a home
Cedar Rapids for the First-in-the-Nation Gala and State
Convention. Leaves morning of June 14.
Iowa, driving Highway 34 and Highway 2, meeting with Republican
activists in 12
counties (14 if one counts the two fundraisers for Sen. Grassley). The settings are various cafes, restaurants
and community halls. May 1 Red Oak
(Montgomery County GOP), Corning (Adams County GOP), Creston (Union
GOP); Grassley fundraiser at a home in Indianola.
May 2 Grassley
fundraiser at Happy Chef
restaurant in Oskaloosa; Ottumwa (Wapello County GOP), Albia (Monroe
GOP), Chariton (Lucas County GOP), Osceola (Clarke County GOP), Leon
County GOP). May 3 Attends
Mass in Leon; Bedford (Taylor County
GOP), Sidney (Fremont County Republicans), Glenwood (Mills County
Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie County GOP activists).
Addresses students at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council
Bluffs. [Sen. Smith has spent 30
Iowa since his first trip in September].
Another jam-packed Iowa visit, concentrating
on the eastern part of the state from Waukon in the northeast corner to
Burlington in the southeast corner (on the 17th and 18th
Smith did a jaunt into Des Moines and to Newton for the district caucus). Events in 15 counties, by my count:
with local Republicans, lots of local radio and newspapers, a few
a couple of Tax Day events, and on the 18th, appearances at two
University of Dubuque, does a fundraiser for Scott Arthofer, Central
meeting, and speaks to conservative activists.
media in Guttenberg, Elkader (Clayton County) and Waukon (Allamakee
County). Postville, fundraiser for Neil
Schwake. West Union.
Olwein, fundraiser for Roger Sill.
Fayette County Central Committee meeting.
meets with conservative activists, tours Power Engineering and
plant and holds Tax Day press conference on over-taxation/over
regulation. Marion, Tax Day press
conference at Sejkora's
Farm. Washington, meets with Washington
Mt. Pleasant with 6 am radio interview, visits prison, tours Iowa Army
Plant Burlington, KBUR/KGRS live
call-in show, interview with the Burlington Hawkeye.
keynote speaker at Clinton County GOP annual banquet.
Iowa City with 7 am. Johnson County Republican meeting; Grinell, meets
Poweshiek County Republicans; Des Moines, stops by the press room at
District Republican Convention in Newton and the First District
Convention in Davenport. Evening
fundraiser for Phil Allen in Davenport.
February 15-17 Feb. 15
Meet with Warren County Republicans at a home in Norwalk. Feb.
16 Des Moines, live call-in KWKY, Maxine
Sielman show (pro-family Christian radio); taping Iowa Press TV show at
Public Television in Johnston; interview with Iowa Commerce
magazine. . Feb. 17 Speaks to the
Republican Caucus of the Iowa State Senate; Sioux City, addresses
audience at Morningside Public Library.
A packed schedule includes meetings with at
least a dozen county Republican groups, appearances on radio call-in
interviews with local newspapers. The
trip in starts in western Iowa, includes a day in Des Moines and stops
central Iowa before wrapping up in Atlantic.
Bluffs, radio, Pottawattamie County Republicans.
Sioux City, press interviews, Woodbury
call-in KSCJ Radio. Le Mars--Plymouth
County Republicans. Storm Lake--Buena
Vista County GOP. Carroll, coffee with
attends Legislative Kick-off breakfast, meets with staff at GOP
interview, WHO Jan Mickelson show. Ames, meet with GOP activists.
Boone--Boone County Republicans. Fort
Dodge--Webster County Republicans. Webster
City--meet with Hamilton County
Cedar Falls, radio, Black Hawk County GOP dinner.
Jan. 16 Des Moines, lunch
with Polk County Republicans. Greenfield--Adair
County Republicans. Atlantic--Cass County
...2 visits, 9 days [HW also includes Nov. 17 in DSM making a
total of 10 days]
Nov. 11 Arr.
Moline. Nov. 12 Private breakfast
in Tipton; lunch
with pro-life activists in Dubuque. Nov.
13 Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Dubuque; meeting with
in Waterloo; speaking to Republicans from three counties in Clear Lake
present). Nov. 14 Reception for Lynn
Schulte for State Rep. in Marion. [source HW] Nov. 15 Speaks to the Iowa
state convention of Concerned Women for America in Des Moines. (Deane
Sykes). Nov. 16 Open Bible Church
Des Moines. Nov. 17 Leave Moline.
Sept. 19 Arr.
Davenport Quad Cities; Iowa
Knights of Columbus Memorial for the Unborn; Grassley fundraiser;
meeting with pro-life activists. Sept.
20 Breakfast with Steve Grubbs; Quad Cities Prayer Breakfast;
local conservatives; meeting with Iowans for Tax Relief in Muscatine;
with local conservatives in Cedar Rapids; to Des Moines.
Sept. 21 Church
service at First Assembly;
mass at St. Augustine's parish; interview with Leroy Corey, publisher
of the American
Conservative newspaper. Sept. 22
Jan Mickelson WHO radio call-in show; lunch meeting with Right to Work.
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