Visits to Key Early States
Through 3rd Q 2015 (Sept. 30, 2015)
Through 3rd Quarter 2015
Iowa: 13 visits, 23 days
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on September 18-20, 2015.
On September 18 he participated in an Iowans Supporting Israel and Greater Des Moines Jewish Federation roundtable at Strategic America in West Des Moines; spoke at a Bull Moose Club luncheon at the Embassy Club in the Ruan Center in Des Moines; did a meet and greet at Crouse Café in Indianola; did a meet and greet at the North Side Café in Winterset -also OTR visit to the John Wayne Museum in Winterset; and did a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Waukee.
On September 19 he did a meet and greet at the Good News Room Coffee Shop in Boone; a meet and greet at the Pizza Ranch in Iowa Falls; a meet and greet at Olde Main Brewing Company in Ames; and spoke at Iowa FFC's Family Banquet and Presidential Forum at the Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
On September 20 he met with his veterans coalition at the Hy-Vee in Johnston.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on August 17-19, 2015,
On August 17 he spent the day in Des Moines at the State Fair with his sister Darline.
On the evening of August 18 he spoke at the Linn County Republican Central Committee meeting at the Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center in Cedar Rapids.
On August 19 he did a meet and greet at the Broadway Cafe in West Burlington; did a meet and greet at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant; and held a "No Nukes for Iran" discussion at the Republican Party of Iowa office at 711 Church St. in Ottumwa.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on July 31, 2015. He did an interview with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio in Des Moines; and held a "No Nukes for Iran" town hall at West Des Moines Marriott in West Des Moines.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on July 17-18, 2015.
On July 17 he did a meet and greet at Midtown Family Restaurant 2 on Highway 1 West in Iowa City; participated in an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security national security forum at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids; did a meet and greet at Clinton Co. GOP headquarters (513 S. 3rd St.) in Clinton; and held a town hall at Scott County GOP headquarters (2322 E. Kimberly Rd.) in Davenport.
On July 18 he did a meet and greet at Elly's Tea & Coffee in Muscatine; a meet and great at the VFW in Knoxville; and spoke at The FAMiLY Leadership Summit 2015 at Stephens Auditorium in Ames.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on July 1-2, 2015.
On July 1 he met with the ed. board of the Des Moines Register (>) in Des Moines; did a meet and greet at Godfather's Pizza in Fort Dodge; and a town hall meeting at Music Man Square in Mason City.
On July 2 he did a breakfast meet and greet at Terrazzo Coffee House in Spencer; a meet and greet at Old Factory Coffee Shop in Orange City; an ice cream meet and greet at Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor party room in Le Mars; and a meet and greet at the Iowa GOP office on 6th Street in Sioux City.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on June 27, 2015. He did a breakfast meet and greet at Junction 21 in Centralia; made a stop at the Field of Dreams in Dyersville; visited and spoke from the "soap box" at the Linn County Fair in Central City; did a "Politics & Pool" meet and greet at the Tama VFW in Tama; did a meet and greet at Taylor's Maid Rite in Marshalltown; and wrapped up with a closed press fundraiser for Sen. Grassley at a private home in Newton.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is scheduled to hold a town hall at the Scott County GOP office at Paul Revere Square in Davenport, Iowa on the evening of June 26, 2015.canceled to attend funeral services in Charleston
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on June 5-6, 2015 as part of his announcement tour. On June 5 he did a town hall meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines in West Des Moines; and a meet and greet at VFW Post 1623-Sullivan Brothers Post in Waterloo. On June 6 he made remarks at the 94th annual VFW State Convention at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel in Bettendorf; and participated in Joni Ernst's Roast & Ride at Central Iowa Expo in Boone.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa on the evening of May 16, 2015.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on April 24-25, 2015. On April 24 he did a live in-studio interview with Simon Conway at WHO in Des Moines. On April 25 he awarded medals, greeted participants and made remarks at the Story County Freedom Run at SCORE Paviion in Nevada (funds go to the Story County Freedom Flight). Due to a scheduling conflict (Republican Jewish Coalition meeting in Las Vegas) Graham did not address the Iowa FFC's presidential candidate forum in Waukee in person; instead a recorded message from him was to be played.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on March 27-28, 2015. Early in the evening of March 27 he did a meet and greet at Noah's Ark (banquet room) in Des Moines; also DMR's Jennifer Jacobs reports a dinner with "former Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn, his wife, Erin Strawn, and several state senators." On March 28 he met with Iowa National Guard officers and members at their state annual conference at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines; met with county GOP leaders at a Pizza Ranch in Fairfield; per Jennifer Jacobs "met with some well-known Linn County GOP activists privately;" and did a meet and greet at Mondo's Draft House in Coralville.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on March 7, 2015. According to the Des Moines Register in the morning for U.S. Rep. Greg Ganske "cooked a breakfast of bacon and eggs for Graham. Graham later spoke at and did a media avail. at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, then headed off to New Hampshire for his inaugural testing the waters trip to that state.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited Iowa on February 19-20, 2015 (+). On the afternoon of February 19 he held several meetings with Republican legislators at the State Capitol; and in the evening appeared at a meet and greet hosted by Lt. Gen. Ron Dardis (ret.), the former adjutant of the Iowa National Guard, at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston. On February 20, per USA Today he met with Dave Roederer, director of the Iowa Department of Management; met with members of the Iowa National Guard at Camp Dodge and thanked them; had lunch at Bennigan's in Urbandale; and held a news conference at the Embassy Suites hotel in Des Moines.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham campaigned with U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst in Iowa for a full day on October 23, 2014, traveling with her on her campaign RV. They appeared at a breakfast forum hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership at the Des Moines Botanical Garden in Des Moines; at the Greater Des Moines Rotary 2014 Candidate Series luncheon at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines; at a meet-and-greet at the Guthrie County Courthouse in Guthrie Center; at a meet and greet at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic [Cass Co.]; at a Joni for Iowa finance event, also in Cass County; and at a meet and greet at Darrell's Place in Hamlin [Audubon Co.].
New Hampshire: 19 visits, 39 days
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on September 22-23, 2015.
On September 22 he spoke to the Financial Management Association of NH on "The Government and Business Climate" at Fratello's in Manchester.
On September 23 he toured Granite State Manufacturing in Manchester; did a meet and greet at the Flegal Law Office in Nashua; and did a meet and greet at Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt in Nashua.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on September 11-13, 2015, accompanied by Sen. John McCain for the whole trip.
On September 11 Graham and McCain held a joint press conference at the NH Institute of Politics in Manchester; visited Nashua Station 2: Lake Street Community Fire Station in Nashua; and held a town hall meeting at Pease Public Library in Plymouth.
On September 12 Graham and McCain appeared at the NH College Republicans Northeast Regional Summit at St. Anselm College NHIOP in Manchester; dropped by Sen. Kelly Ayotte's 5th annual family picnic at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester: did a town hall meeting at New England College-Concord campus in Concord; did a town hall meeting at Laconia Lodge of Elks #876 in Gilford; spoke at the Strafford County GOP's Barbecue and Beer Bash at the Cottage by the Bay in Dover; and did a town hall meeting at the Exeter Historical Society in Exeter.
On September 13 Graham and McCain held a town hall meeting at the VFW in Milford; attended Cornerstone's God, Country & BBQ at Grace Capital Church in Pembroke; held a town hall meeting at Deering Town Hall in Deering; and held a town hall meeting at Keene Senior Center in Keene.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on September 2-7, 2015.
On the evening of September 2 he did a town hall at the Kimball LIbrary in Atkinson.
On September 3 he spoke to the Henniker/Hillsborough GOP at Intervale Farm Pancake House in Henniker; stopped by assistant prof. of politics 's class before an appearance on ; did a small business tour at Dyn in Manchester; held a roundtable with transportation industry leaders at the Portsmouth Transportation Center in Portsmouth; and attended a house party hosted by Pete Carey at his home/the Meadow Wind Bed & Breakfast in Hebron (where he signed the GOP loyalty pledge).
On September 4 he visited Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill; visited the Dalton Gang Shooting Club of NH in Manchester; visited the Lancaster Fair in Lancaster; toured LL Cote Sports Center in Errol; and did some door knocking in Millsfield.
On September 5 he visited Happy Corner Cafe in Pittsburg; held a town hall meeting at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook; and attended a lunch at Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar in Berlin.
On September 6 he visited the Concord Gun Show at the Everett Arena in Concord.
On September 7 he greeted voters along the Milford Labor Day Parade route and marched in the parade in Milford; and spoke at and greeted attendees at the Salem GOP Labor Day Picnic at Derry-Salem Elks Lodge in Salem.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on August 28-29, 2015.
On August 28 he held a small business roundtable in the Great Hall Conference Room at Bedford Village Inn in Bedford; and attended a house party hosted by Rep. Pam Tucker at her home in Greenland.
On August 29 he walked in the Gilford Old Home Day Parade in Gilford; did a meet and greet at Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis; and attended Greekfest at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on August 21-24, 2015.
On August 21 he did a business tour at PROCON in Hooksett; did a business tour with Mayor Gatsas at RSCC Aerospace and Defense in Manchester; attended the Mahrajan Festival at Our Lady of the Cedars Church in Manchester; and did a Salem Republican Town Committee house party at the home of Lisa Withrow in Salem.
On August 22 he participated in the Pembrok/Allenstown Parade in Allenstown; attended the Newport Apple Pie Crafts Fair in Newport; and did a Main Street walk at the Newport Town Common in Newport.
On August 23 he did some early morning target practice the Granite State Indoor Range & Gun Shop in Hudson; attended the Henniker Rotary Chili Fest at Pats Peak in Henniker; was the guest speaker at the Hancock GOP monthly meeting at Hancock Town Hall in Hancock; and held a Cheshire County Republican Committee town hall at the home of Charlie and Mary Perry in Chesterfield.
On August 24 he made a visit to Lindy's Diner in Keene; did a business tour at Chamberlain Machine Company in Walpole; a business tour at Granite State Solar in Boscawen; and a business tour at Bionics & Prosthetics in Manchester.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on August 3, 2015. He participated in the Voters First Forum at St. Anselm College in Manchester. Graham held private meetings for much of the day on August 4. ...no public events, counting as one day.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham did events with Sen. John McCain in NH on August 1, 2015. They did an unannounced walk around Main Street in Littleton including a stop at Gold House Pizza; spoke at a BBQ at the VFW in Littleton; did a town hall meeting at the Henry J. Sweeney American Legion Post in Manchester; did a house party at the home of Rich and Lori Ashooh in Bedford; and attended the Stars, Stripes & Strings Concert at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on July 27, 2015. He participated in the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce's New Hampshire Primary Series at the Halligan Tavern in Derry (rescheduled from July 22); and per WMUR's John DiStaso, host a "No Nukes for Iran" town hall meeting at the VFW Hall in Salem.canceled due to Senate business
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on July 25, 2015. He attended the North Haverhill Fair in North Haverhill; did a Main Street walk with Rep. Brad Bailey in Littleton; and attended a Grafton County dinner at the home of Eric Jostrom in Sugar Hill.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham is scheduled to visit NH on July 21-22, 2015. On the evening of July 21 he plans a meet and greet with the Salem Republican Town Committee at the home of Lisa Withrow in Salem. On the morning of July 22 he is to participate in the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce's New Hampshire Primary Series at the Halligan Tavern in Derry.visit canceled due to Senate business; Derry event rescheduled for July 27 at 11 a.m..
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on July 15-16, 2015.
On July 15 in Manchester he held a press conference on protecting the early state primary at City Hall; and did a Main Street Walk with Mayor Gatsas.
On July 16 he toured Macy Industries in Hooksett; and visited the Stratham Fair in Stratham.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on July 10-12, 2015.
On July 10 he toured Insight Technology in Londonderry; did a "Politics & Pool" meet and greet at Milly's Tavern in Manchester; and did and an evening meet and greet sponsored by the Goffstown, Mont Vernon and New Boston Republican Committees at the Odd Fellows Webster Lodge in Goffstown.
On July 11 he made a stop at the Bedford Dump in Bedford; did a town hall meeting at Nesmith Library in Windham; attended the Hillsborough Balloon Fest in Hillsborough; did a business tour at Labelle Winery in Amherst; and attended a house party hosted by Pam Patenaude at her home in Moultonborough.
On July 12 he did a drop by at Rockingham Cafe in Salem; and visit Robie's Country Store in Hooksett.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on July 4, 2015, marching in the Amherst parade in the morning; and marching in the Center Harbor parade in the afternoon.
...through 2nd quarter
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on June 2-3, 2015 as part of his announcement tour. On June 2 he did a drop by at MaryAnn's Diner in Derry; and attended a house party hosted by Beverly Bruce at her home in Tuftonboro. On June 3 he did a drop by at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth; and participated in Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security's second New Hampshire national security forum at UNH Manchester in Manchester.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on May 15, 2015. He met with Mayor Ted Gatsas at the Mayor's Office in Manchester and did a walking tour on Elm Street; at H.L. Turner Group, Inc. in Concord he met with members of the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council and toured the facility; and he keynoted the Hillsborough County Republican Committee's 2015 Lincoln Reagan Gala at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on May 2-3, 2015. On the evening of May 2 he attended a house party at the home of former NHGOP chair Fergus Cullen and wife Jenny in Dover. On the morning of May 3 he did a drop-by at the Roundabout Diner and Lounge in Portsmouth.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on April 17-18, 2015. On April 17 in his official capacity as a Senator he spoke at a National Guard meeting at the National Guard base in Concord. On the afternoon of April 18 he spoke at NHGOP's #FITN Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham visited NH on April 8-9, 2015. On April 8 he taped a "Conversation with the Candidate" at WMUR in Manchester; held a town hall meeting sponsored by the Strafford County Republican Committee at Turbocam in Barrington; and was the guest speaker at a Belknap County Republican Committee meeting at the Top of the Town restaurant in Belmont. On April 9 he joined Sen. Kelly Ayotte at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Laconia; they toured and spoke at the plant to support legislation reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham was one of the speakers at the 24th Annual Wild Irish Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH on the morning of March 17, 2015.
>Sen. Lindsey Graham is visiting NH on March 8-9, 2015. On the afternoon of March 8 he participated in the inaugural "Pie and Politics," organized by the Concord Republican Committee and RNC Members Steve Duprey and Julian Bergeron, at the Snow Shoe Club in Concord; and in the evening, as reported by RealClearPolitics' Scott Conroy, was the guest of honor at a private dinner with hosted by Sen. Kelly Ayotte at The Copper Door in Bedford. On the morning of March 9 he spoke at a "Politics & Eggs" breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford; and met with a group of business leaders hosted by Renee Plummer at One New Hampshire Ave. in Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.
South Carolina: *ed. note - not tallying as Graham is from SC...may revisit this...campaign visits shown below
[Sen. Lindsey Graham visited SC on September 27-28, 2015. On September 27 he spoke at Uncle Mikey's Brick Oven Pizza in Murrells Inlet, hosted by The Georgetown County Republican Party and the South Strand Republican Club. On September 28 he participated in one of Sen. Tim Scott's Presidential Town Halls at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham participated in an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security national security forum in Alumni Memorial Hall at the Randolph Hall College of Charleston in Charleston, SC on the morning of September 25, 2015].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham filed paperwork to appear on the Republican primary ballot at South Carolina GOP headquarters in Columbia, SC on the morning of September 1, 2015].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham campaigned in SC on August 10-12, 2015.
On August 10 he attended a coffee hosted by the Oconee County Republican Party at Seneca Family Restaurant in Seneca; held a "No Nukes for Iran" town hall meeting at Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Greenville; and dropped by an ice cream social at Besto's Ice Cream Shop in Anderson.
On August 11 he announced his South Carolina National Security Coalition at the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia.
On August 12 he spoke at a York County Republican lunch at the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant in Rock Hill].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham announced his candidacy on Main Street in Central, SC followed by a fundraising lunch at The Madren Conference Center in Clemson on June 1, 2015].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham addressed the South Carolina House Republican Caucus (open press) the South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus (closed press) and met privately with Gov. Nikki Haley, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, AG Alan Wilson and Secretary of State Mark Hammod at the Statehouse in Columbia, SC on May 12, 2015].
[Sen. Lindsey Graham participated in events at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC on May 1-2, 2015. He made remarks at the Silver Elephant Dinner on May 1. On May 2 he hosted a Security Through Strength breakfast (+); and speak at the State Convention].
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