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Perry Iowa Visits

rationale, methodology and limitations  | this page updated on September 11, 2015

Through 3rd Quarter 2015
- Perry suspended his campaign on Sept. 11 2015 -
Iowa: 20 visits, 41 days
>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on August 17-19, 2015,.
On August 17 he did a meet and greet at King's Pointe Resort-Awaysis Ballroom in Storm Lake; and spoke at the Boots and Barbeque Bash fundraiser for the GOP central committees of Audubon, Cass, Pottawattamie, Crawford, Shelby, and Carroll counties at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton.
On August 18 he did a coffee, rolls and conversation meet and greet at Barley's in Council Bluffs; a meet and greet at The Corner in Greenfield; and was celebrity griller at the Iowa Pork Producers Tent at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
On August 19 he attended the State Fair in Des Moines, speaking at the Soapbox, walking the Fair and visiting the Varied Industries Building.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on August 8-9, 2015
On August 8 he spoke at a Calhoun County GOP fundraiser at the Rockwell City Community Center/Library in Rockwell City; and appeared at the annual Hardin County GOP Sweetcorn/Gourmet Burger Feed at Ellsworth College Equestrian Center in Iowa Falls (Gov. Bobby Jindal also appeared).
On August 9 he did a meet and greet at the Bread Basket Tea Room in Manchester; and spoke at the Black Hawk County Lincoln Dinner at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry spoke at The FAMiLY Leadership Summit 2015 at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa on July 18, 2015.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on July 11-14, 2015
On July 11 he did a meet and greet at the Coffee Connection in Knoxville; a meet and greet at Smokey Row Coffee Co. in Oskaloosa; and appeared at a fundraiser for state Rep. Dawn Pettengill at Newhall Main Park Pavilion in Newhall.
On the afternoon of July 12 he participated in a Union and Ringgold County Presidential Forum at Sun Valley Lake Community Center in Ellston.
On July 13 he participated in an Iowans Supporting Israel presidential round table at Strategic America in West Des Moines; did a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Fort Dodge; did a meet and greet at Rustic Brew in Hampton; and spoke at Cerro Gordo County Republicans' annual summer BBQ at Clear Lake Yacht Club in Clear Lake.
On the morning of July 14 he idid a meet and greet at Dave's Restaurant in Charles City.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on June 6, 2015.  He hosted a motorcycle ride from Perry to Boone to benefit the Puppy Jake Foundation; and participated in Sen. Ernst's "Roast and Ride" fundraiser in Boone.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on May 16-20, 2015
On May 16 he did a lunchtime meet and greet at the Republican Party of Iowa's Linn County office on Dina Court in Hiawatha; and in the evening spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines.
On May 17 personal day; went to church.
On May 18 he did a breakfast at Frontier Bank in Rock Rapids; a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Sioux Center; a meet and greet at the Living Center in Le Mars; and a town hall meeting at Veterans Memorial Hall in Holstein.
On May 19 he did a meet and greet at Hall of Fame Pizza & Wings in DeWitt; a town hall meeting in the Alumni Campus Center at Loras College in Dubuque; and a meet and greet hosted by Black Hawk County Republicans at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo.
>On May 20 he did a meet and greet at Northside Café in Winterset; and participated in Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security's first Iowa national security forum in the Forte Banquet and Conference Center in Des Moines.
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>Former Gov. Rick Perry made a brief visit to Iowa on April 25, 2015; his only appearance was at Iowa FFC's presidential candidate forum in Waukee.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on April 8-9, 2015
On April 8 he met privately with activists in Missouri Valley; met privately with activists in Sioux City; and appeared at a reception in support of U.S. Rep. David Young at Pizza King in Council Bluffs
On April 9 in Des Moines he addressed the Senate Republican caucus, met privately with Republican legislators, and informally met with home school students while at the Capitol; participated in the "Road to 2016 Informing the Energy Debate" forum at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates; and he addressed The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation's Southeast regional Presidential Lecture Series event at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on March 19-20, 2015.  On March 19 he spoke at the Dallas County GOP Spring Speaker Series at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines.  On March 20  spoke at a Marshall County Pachyderm Herd Meeting at Cecil's Cafe in Marshalltown; and did a meet and greet at Scott County Republican headquarters at Paul Revere Square in Davenport.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on March 6-7, 2015.  On the evening of March 6 he met with citizens in the party room at the Maid-Rite restaurant in Webster City.  On March 7 he spoke at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines.

>In addition to private meetings, former Gov. Rick Perry held a town hall meeting, hosted by Dr. Sam Clovis, in the Robert M. Lincoln Center at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa late afternoon on February 16, 2015.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on January 24-26, 2015
On January 24 he spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines
Late afternoon/evening of January 25 he did a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Indianola
On the morning of January 26 he did a breakfast with the Republican Jewish Coalition at Maccabee's Kosher Deli in Des Moines.

2014: 7 visits, 13 days
>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on October 23, 2014.  He did a breakfast for Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry in Des Moines; a luncheon for congressional candidate Rod Blum at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids; and attended a cookout and concert in support of U.S. Senate nominee Joni Ernst at Pate Asphalt Systems in Marion (+).

>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on October 3, 2014.  He headlined an event for state Rep. Pat Grassley at the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike; and in the evening delivered the keynote address at the Northwest Iowa Republican Fundraising Dinner, hosted by the O'Brien County Republican Party, at the Northwest Iowa Community College LIfelong Learning & Recreation Center in Sheldon.

>Gov. Rick Perry campaigned with 1st CD Republican congressional nominee Rod Blum in Iowa on September 2, 2014, doing four events: a healthcare roundtable at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids; an open house at the GOP Victory Center at 1340 Blairs Ferry Rd. in Hiawatha (Cedar Rapids area); a tour and press avail. at Giese Manufacturing in Dubuque; and a fundraiser at a private home in Dubuque.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on August 9-12, 2014, including helping three state senate candidates, a congressional candidate, and three GOP county parties as well as spending time at the State Fair.
On August 9 he spoke at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium in Ames.
On August 10 he appeared at a backyard BBQ for state Senate candidate Brian Schmidt > at the Campbell Farms property in Grand Mound; an ice cream social for Miller-Meeks for Congress at the home of Betty Dexter in Eldridge; and in the evening an event with state Senate candidate Mike Moore > at the University Athletic Club in Iowa City.
On August 11 he appeared at a business roundtable breakfast for state Senate candidate Crystal Bruntz > at the Hy-Vee in Altoona; stopped by Iowa Republican headquarters in Des Moines; participated in a Polk County GOP business roundtable at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry in Des Moines; visited the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown; and spoke at Story County Republicans' fourth annual Judge Joseph Story Dinner at Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards in Ames.
On August 12 he toured the Grand Concourse, spoke at the Des Moines Register Soapbox, and appeared at the GOP booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines; and spoke at a Pottawatttamie County GOP fundraiser at Treynor Community Center in Treynor.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on July 19-20, 2014.  On July 19 he spoke at the North Iowa Conservative Event (NICE) dinner/fundraiser at Algona High School Commons in Algona.  On July 20 he attended services at the Clear Lake Evangeliical Free Church; had lunch with veterans and first responders at the VFW in Clear Lake; and headlined the Cerro Gordo GOP summer BBQ fundraiser at Mason City Municipal Airport Grounds in Clear Lake.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on May 28-29, 2014.  On May 28 he toured Master Tool & Mfg. Inc. in Hiawatha (suburb of Cedar Rapids) with U.S. Senate candidate Matt Whitaker.  On May 29 he campaigned with Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at a fundraising breakfast at +39 Restaurant, Market and Cantina in Ames; a tour of the Entrepreneurial Center at StartupCity Spencer and a fundraising lunch at Gary's on the River in Spencer; a rally at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars; and an evening fundraising event at a private home in Sioux City.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on February 27-28, 2014.  On February 27 he taped "Iowa Press" at Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston; did meet and greet and spoke to activists at Branstad campaign headquarters/GOP Victory offices at 2775 86th St. in Urbandale (joined there by RPI Chairman AJ Spiker and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad); and attended a fundraiser for Americans for Prosperity at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines.  On February 28 he participated in a roundtable discussion with business leaders hosted by Kirk Whalen of Heart of America at Thunder Bay Grill in Davenport.  He also did an editorial board meeting with the Quad Cities Times, and then met privately with Scott County Republican activists.

2013: 1 visit, 2 days
Gov. Rick Perry visited Iowa on November 7-8, 2013On November 7 in Des Moines he met with Gov. Terry Branstad at the Capitol; attended a business luncheon organized by Americans for Prosperity at Dos Rios (Mexican restaurant); and spoke at the Polk County Republicans' Robb Kelly Fall Dinner at the Embassy Suites.  On November 8 he met privately with Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry; spoke at an NRA luncheon at Flemings Restaurant in West Des Moines; and toured Brownells, Inc., a firearms parts supplier in Montezuma.  He also did various interviews.

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