Bush Iowa Visits
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Through 4th Quarter 2015
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on November 30-December 1, 2015.
On the evening of November 30 he spoke at the Clinton County Republicans' 43rd Annual Fall Event at Millennium Ballroom in Goose Lake.
On December 1 he attended a coffee and donuts with Jeb event in the Heritage Center at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque; held a town hall at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo; and in the evening held a town hall at the DMACC Newton Campus in Newton.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on November 11, 2015. He did a Veterans Day breakfast and served coffee to veterans at the HyVee in Johnston; held a town hall at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Atlantic; and held a town hall at the Waukee Fire Department in Waukee.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's "Growth and Opportunity Party in Des Moines, Iowa on October 31, 2015.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on October 6-8, 2015.
On the evening of October 6 he headlined Scott County GOP's 2015 Ronald Reagan Dinner at QC Waterfont Convention Center in Bettendorf.
On October 7 he did a meet and greet at Elly’s Tea and Coffee in Muscatine; a meet and greet at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa; and was the special guest at a closed press fundraiser for Sen. Charles Schneider at the Stine Barn in West Des Moines.
On October 8 he spoke at the Greater Des Moines Partnership 2016 Caucus Candidate Forum at the State HIstorical Building in Des Moines; and did a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Indianola.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on September 21-22, 2015. On the evening of September 21 he held a town hall at the Music Man Square in Mason City. On the morning of September 22 he did a meet and greet at Gravy's Diner in Cedar Falls; he did a regulatory reform roundtable at John Putney's farm in Gladbrook; at midday he spoke at a Linn Eagles luncheon at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids; and he spoke at a reception for State Rep. Ken Rizer at Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on August 13-14, 2015. On August 13 he participated in an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security national security forum at the Beehive Student Union at St. Ambrose University in Davenport; and in the evening headlined Polk County GOP's Annual Summer Sizzle at Dennis Albaugh's Classic Car Barn in Ankeny. On August 14 he visited the State Fair in Des Moines for about four hours, starting with a press gaggle with Sens. Grassley and Ernst at the main entrance; speaking at the Des Moines Register Soapbox; and grilling at the Iowa Pork Producers Association tent with Gov. Branstad; he also had a deep-fried Snickers bar.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush attended Bruce Rastetter's annual summer party in Hubbard, Iowa on August 1, 2015.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on July 13-14, 2015. On July 13 he did a meet and greet at the UPS Auditorium at Morningside College in Sioux City; per the DMR flew to his next event, keynoting Story County Republicans' fifth annual Judge Joseph Story Dinner at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames; and per the DMR overnighted at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. On July 14 he did a meet and greet at Barley's Pub in Council Bluffs.
>As part of his announcement tour, former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on June 17, 2015. In the morning he did a backyard meet and greet at the Mangold residence on West 17th Street in Washington; and in the early evening he did a town hall event at Molengracht Plaza in Pella.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on May 16, 2015. In the morning he did a town hall meeting hosted by Loras College Republicans in the Alumni Campus Center at Loras College in Dubuque; he joined Sen. Chuck Grassley at a fundraiser for Grassley's 2016 campaign at the University Club in Iowa City; and in the evening he spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines.
>Former Gov. Jeb Bush visited Iowa on March 6-7, 2015. On the evening of March 6 he was the special guest at a reception for David Young's congressional campaign at Living History Farms in Urbandale. On March 7 he made an unannounced stop for breakfast at the Hy-Vee in Pleasant Hill; spoke at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines; met privately with activists at Jethro's BBQ 'n Jambalaya in Waukee; as initially reported by the Des Moines Register, appeared at an invitation-only gathering at the home of David and Dorie Fisher in the Glen Oaks neighborhood of West Des Moines; and did a public meet-and-greet at the Pizza Ranch in Cedar Rapids.
and, surrogate visits include (not in the tally above)
Columba Bush did a coffee and conversation with the Polk County Republican Women at the Hy-Vee Market Cafe in Windsor Heights, Iowa on the morning of December 9, 2015.
Jeb Bush, Jr. did a college tour in Iowa on October 22-23, 2015. On October 22 he attended an Iowa State University meet and greet at West Street Deli in Ames; [UNI College Republicans: Beck's College Hill in Cedar Falls...not verified -ed.]; and a University of Iowa meet and greet at the Airliner in Iowa City. On October 23 he did a meet and greet at the Drake University Student Life Center Olmsted Center, Coffee Shop in Des Moines. George P. Bush visited Iowa on October 10, 2015. He attended a tailgate hosted by the University of Iowa College Republicans at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City; and was special guest at the annual Johnson County GOP Fall BBQ at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin.
George P. Bush visited Iowa on August 20-21, 2015. On the evening of August 20 he formally opened the campaign's Cedar Rapids office at 764 N Center Point Rd. in Hiawatha. On August 21 he attended the State Fair in Des Moines.
Jeb Bush Jr. visited Iowa on August 8, 2015, attending the Adel Sweet Corn Festival and appearing at the grand opening and potluck at Bush Iowa HQ in West Des Moines.
Jeb Bush Jr. was the special guest at a Bull Moose Club of Des Moines/Iowa Federation of College Republicans event at Embassy Club West in Des Moines, Iowa on the evening of May 15, 2015.