Christie Iowa Visits
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Through 4th Quarter 2015
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on December 28-30, 2015. December 29-30, 2015.
On December 28 he plans a town hall at Happy's Place in Dubuque; and a town hall at Me & Billy in Davenport.canceled due to weather; Christie drove from Chicago
On December 29 he did a meet and greet at Elly's Tea and Coffee in Muscatine; a meet and greet at Hamburg Inn #2 in Iowa City; and a Tell It Like It Is town hall at The Fieldhouse in Cedar Rapids.
On December 30 he did a meet and greet at Newton's Paradise Cafe in Waterloo; a meet and greet at Legends in Marshalltown; and a town hall at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on December 4-5, 2015.
On December 4 he spoke at the Iowa Association of Electrical Cooperatives annual meeting at the West Des Moines Sheraton in West Des Moines; did a meet and greet at the Uptown Cafe in Jefferson; and participated in an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security national security forum in the Bio Health Science Building Auditorium at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.
On December 5 he toured and participated in a discussion atthe POET biorefining facility in Jewell; held a town hall meeting at Mason City Brewing in Mason City; and did a meet and greet at the Coffee Attic & Book Cellar in Iowa Falls.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on November 11-13, 2015.
On November 11 he held a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall meeting at Mickey's Country Club in Bettendorf; did a meet and greet with Rep. Gary Carlson at River's Edge Gallery in Muscatine; and held a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall meeting at the Coralville American Legion in Coralville.
On November 12 he held "an honest conversation about our entitlement crisis" at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids; and a meet and greet at McOtto's in Anamosa; and a meet and greet in support of Rene Gadelha for State Senate in Robins.
On November 13 he held a Tell It Like It Is town hall meeting at J's Homestyle Cooking in Cedar Falls; appeared at the grand opening of his Iowa headquarters at 5525 Merle Hay Road in Johnston; and was the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Story County's Wendy Jensen Memorial Chili Supper at Gatherings in Nevada.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on October 30-31, 2015.
On October 30 he did a business roundtable at Scooters in Council Bluffs; a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall meeting at Glory Days Sports Bar & Restaurant in Council Bluffs; and in the evening participated in the NW Iowa Republican rally at Buitman Center in Orange City.
On October 31 he visited Jitters Cafe in Sioux City; and spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's "Growth and Opportunity Party" at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on October 21, 2015. In the afternoon he held a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall meeting at Raceway Cafe in Newton; and in the evening he did a Republican Party of Polk County meet and greet at the home of Adrianne and Eric Branstad in Des Moines.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on September 28-29, 2015. On September 28 he participated in a town hall meeting hosted by Bruce Rastetter at Summit Agricultural Group in Alden. On the morning of September 29 he did an announcement event at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines (+).
>Gov. Chris Christie spent the day at the State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on August 22, 2015, including speaking at the Soapbox, acting as an honorary chef at the Iowa Pork Tent accompanied by Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds, bartending at Jalapeno Pete's, stopping at the Iowa GOP booth, and the pony ride, where hs campaign sponsored free rides.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on July 31-August 1, 2015.
On July 31 he did a meet and greet at Shot Tower Pizza in Dubuque; and a Tell It Like It Is town hall meeting at Beck's Sports Grill in Cedar Falls.
On August 1 he attended the Cedar Valley Irish Fest in Waterloo; greeted attendees at US Cellular 250 NASCAR race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton; and attended Bruce Rastetter's annual summer party in Hubbard.
Also, date/seq. unclear, Christie headlined a fundraiser for Sen. Chuck Grassley at a private home in the Fort Dodge area.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on July 24-25, 2015.
On July 24 he held a town hall meeting at Jersey Grille in Davenport; greeted attendees at the Downtown Davenport Street Fest in Davenport; and attended the Clinton County GOP Hog Roast at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center in Camanche.
On July 25 he visited the Des Moines Farmers Market in Des Moines; held a town hall at the DMACC Automotive Lab in Ankeny; and attended the Itallian American Heritage Festival of Iowa at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on June 11-12, 2015.
On June 11 he delivered a policy speech on education in Memorial Union at Iowa State University in Ames; greeted diners at Hickory Park Restaurant Co. in Ames; and addressed the Polk County Republicans' Capitol Club dinner at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines.
On the morning of June 12 he held a "Tell It Like It Is" town hall at the Iowa Startup Accelerator in Cedar Rapids.
>Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on March 7, 2015.
>Gov. Chris Christie kicked off Dallas County Republicans' Spring Speaker Series (>) at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines, Iowa on February 9, 2015. Per the Washington Post, prior to the Dallas Co. event he met with Gov. Branstad.
>Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on January 24, 2015.
>Gov. Chris Christie attended the inauguration of Gov. Terry Branstad at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa on the morning of January 16, 2015.
2014 (4 visits, 4 days)
>Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Terry Branstad attended a Branstad for Governor rally at Winegard Company in Burlington, Iowa on the evening of October 30, 2014.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on October 25, 2014. He attended the luncheon for Steve King for Congress' annual Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt and held a media availability with King in Akron; and attended Gov. Terry Branstad's 68th birthday fundraiser at 7 Flags Event Center in Clive (this event was held early; Branstad's birthday is on November 17).
>Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Terry Branstad rallied for congressional candidate Rod Blum at Gee Asphalt in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 3, 2014.
>Gov. Chris Christie visited Iowa on July 17, 2014 for events for the RGA, House Speaker Kraig Paulsen and Gov. Terry Branstad (-). Christie and Branstad attended a RGA fundraising breakfast in Waukee; Christie attended a fundraiser for Speaker Paulsen in Cedar Rapids; Christie and Branstad made a retail meet and greet stop at MJ's Restaurant in Marion followed by a Q&A with reporters; and Christie headlined "An Evening at the Fair" fundraiser with Branstad in the Starlite Ballroom at the Missisippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.
(In his role as chairman of the RGA, Gov. Chris Christie was scheduled to appear at a fundraising lunch for Gov. Terry Branstad in New Jersey on May 28, 2014).