Clinton Iowa Visits
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Through 4th Quarter 2015
Iowa: 22 visits, 32 days
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on December 22, 2015. She held a Fighting for Us town hall with Tom and Christie Vilsack at Keota Junior-Senior High School in Keota; a Fighting for Us town hall with Tom and Christie Vilsack at Fairfield Community Arts Center in Fairfield; and a thank you event with precinct captains and volunteers at United Steelworkers in Bettendorf.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on December 16, 2015. She held a Fighting for Us town hall at Old Brick Church in Iowa City; and a Fighting for Us town hall at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on December 9, 2015. She toured Cedar Valley Techworks in Waterloo; held a Fighting for Us town hall at 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo; held a Fighting for Us town hall at Living History Farms in Urbandale; and headlined a fundraiser for her campaign hosted by Susan and William Knapp in West Des Moines.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on December 4, 2015. She spoke on rebuilding America's infrastructure and received the endorsement of U.S. Sec. of Labor Tom Perez at the Carpenters Training Center in Sioux City; and held a "Fighting for Us" town hall in the Student Resource Center at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on November 22, 2015. She made a not-on-the schedule stop to thank volunteers at the Main Street Cafe in Maquoketa; and in the evening held a Fighting for Us town hall at Clinton Middle School in Clinton.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on November 14-15, 2015.
On November 14 in Des Moines she participated in the second Democratic debate at Drake University; and stopped by a debate watch party at Olmsted Center at Drake University.
On the afternoon of November 15 she spoke at Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue at Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on November 3, 2015. She held a Fighting for Us town hall at S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville; and a Fighting for Us town hall in Harris Center at Grinnell College in Grinnell.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on October 24, 2015. She appeared at a pre-JJ Dinner rally with former President Bill Clinton and Katy Perry at the East Parking Lot, 611 5th Ave., in Des Moines; and addressed the Iowa Democratic Party JJ Dinner in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on October 6-7, 2015.
On October 6 she held a community forum at River Center in Davenport; made an unannounced stop at a local farmers market in Davenport; and did an organizing event at Strawberry Farm Bed and Breakfast in Muscatine.
On October 7 she held a community forum at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon; and a community forum at Westfair Fairgrounds in Council Bluffs.
>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Des Moines, Iowa on September 22, 2015. She held a community forum at Moulton Elementary; met with the Des Moines Register editorial board; and did an unannounced volunteer thank you event at Exile Brewing in Des Moines.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on September 14, 2015. She did a Women for Hillary organizing event at Maucker Union Central Ballroom at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls; and a Women for Hillary organizing event at Luther College in Decorah.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on September 6-7, 2015.
On September 6 she participated in an AFSCME presidential town hall at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton; did an organizing event at Uncle Nancy's Coffee in Newton; and did an organizing event at the home of state Sen. Liz Mathis in Cedar Rapids.
On September 7 she spoke at the annual Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids; [spoke at the Quad City Federation of Labor's Salute to Labor chicken fry picnic at Illiniwek Park in Hampton, IL, where U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed her]; and spoke at the Des Moines-Henry County Labor Council picnic at 40 and 8 Park in Burlington.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on August 26, 2015. She spoke on strengthening agriculture and rural communities at Des Moines Area Community College's FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny (+); spoke at Morningside College in Sioux City; and did an organizing event at Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery in Baldwin.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on August 14-15, 2015. On August 14 she held a college affordability town hall at the Grand River Center in Dubuque; and spoke at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. On August 15 she attended the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines accompanied by former Sen. Tom Harkin; she did a press availability, saw the butter cow and had a pork chop on a stick.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on July 25-27, 2015.
On July 25 she spoke an organizing event with grassroots supporters in the backyard of the home of Sean & Vidhya Bagniewski in Des Moines’ Beaverdale neighborhood; made an OTR stop at Frosty's in Winterset; attended the 3rd Congressional District Democratic Central Committee's "Summer Wine Down" at Madison County Historical Complex in Winterset; and in the evening addressed the AFSCME Council 61 Convention at Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines.
On July 26 she spoke at an organizing event at Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames; and an organizing house paty at the home of Steve and Jill Kraus in Carroll.
On July 27 she toured and made remarks at the LEED Platinum-certified Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) Central Station in Des Moines (+); and spoke to the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) Summer Leadership Conference at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 17, 2015. She spoke to staff and volunteers at Need Pizza; held a kick off party at the Veterans Memorial Building; and spoke at the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame dinner at the Convention Center.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on July 7, 2015. She spoke at an organizing event at the Iowa City Public Library (Linn Street) in Iowa City; and a house party at the home of Nancy and Dennis Emanuel in Ottumwa.
>After her launch speech in New York City, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on June 13-14, 2015. On the evening of June 13 she joined supporters for a house party/organizing meeting at the home of Chuck and Linda Smoley in the Morningside area of Sioux City that was simulcast to other house parties nationwide. On June 14 she spoke at a launch party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines; and joined supporters at a house party at the home of retired school teachers Chris and Don Harter in Burlington.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on May 18-19, 2015, doing two scheduled events, a grassroot organizing event and a roundtable discussion.
On May 18 she attended a grassroots organizing event at the home of Dean Genth and Gary Swenson in Mason City; and did a house party at the home of Bob and Cheryl Greenwood in Waterloo; he is a former city councilman and president-elect of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
On May 19 she participated in a roundtable discussion with members of the small business and lending communities at Bike Tech in Cedar Falls (+); and made an unannounced stop in Independence where she visited local businesses Em's Coffee Co. and Laree's: The Shop of Favorites.
>Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton visited Iowa on April 14-16, 2015 (+). This was her first trip after her video announcement on April 12; she arrived after a low-key road trip in a van (which she dubbed the Scooby van) from New York. On April 13 she was spotted making a stop for gas at the Pilot Travel Center off I-80 in Clinton Co., PA and at Chipolte in Maumee, OH. Overnight in Davenport, IA.
On April 14 she greeted patrons and had a spicy masala chai tea and a "Caramallow" latte at Jones Street Java House in Le Claire; held a roundtable with students and educators in the auto mechanics classroom at Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center south of Monticello; did a private meeting with eight people at Fuel Espresso in Mount Vernon; and had two private meetings with small groups and dinner at Ced-Rel Supper Club in Cedar Rapids. Overnight in Marshalltown. (+)
On April 15 she had coffee with a group of seven invited Iowans at the Tremont Grille in Marshalltown; visited the State Capitol in Des Moines, where she was greeted by a large crowd and then spoke privately with Democratic lawmakers; and toured, met employees, and did a small business roundtable at Capital City Fruit, a family-owned business in Norwalk. Overnight in Council Bluffs.
On the morning of April 16 she met privately with a small group of party leaders at Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs. Flight from Omaha to Newark, NJ.
>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley at two Get Out the Vote events in Iowa on October 29, 2014. They appeared at the IBEW Hall in Cedar Rapids; and at RiverCenter in Davenport.
>Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Cinton spoke at Sen. Tom Harkin’s 37th Steak Fry at the National Balloon Classic Balloon Field in Indianola, Iowa on September 14, 2014 (1, 2).
Independent note: The independent Ready for Hillary super PAC was very active around the Harkin Steak Fry; Ready for Hillary reported that more than 100 RfH volunteers, staff and interns helped with the event. Volunteers in Iowa and at national headquarters made calls encouraging supporters to buy tickets and attend. RfH provided transportation and purchased tickets for students at eight Iowa colleges and universities. A RfH billboard was put up near Des Moines Airport. On site, the RfH bus was on hand, volunteers put up "Ready." and "Thank You Tom!" signs, and a mobile RfH billboard was on the entrance road.