Visits to Key Early States in the Pre-Campaign Period


updated only through Nov. 4, 2014...for more recent visits see respective state pages
Iowa: 5 visits, 8 days
>Sen. Rand Paul visited Iowa on October 22, 2014.  He appeared with 1st CD Republican congressional nominee Rod Blum at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls; toured and held a small business roundtable at MobileDemand in Hiawatha; appeared at the Kaufmann Family Barbecue (a fundraiser for state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann) at the Wilton Community Center in Wilton; and spoke at a Joni Ernst for Senate rally outside the University of Iowa's Gilmore Hall in Iowa City.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited Iowa on August 4-6, 2014, doing a total of ten events including helping to open Republican Party of Iowa Victory offices in five cities (-).  
On August 4 he spoke at the GOP Victory office at 231 South Main St. in Council Bluffs; spoke at the GOP Victory office at 2526 Glen Ave. in Sioux City; and in the evening he appeared at a fundraiser for Congressman Steve King at the Barefoot Bar in Okoboji (-).  
On August 5 he headlined a Cerro Gordo GOP breakfast fundraiser at Mason City Municipal Airport Restaurant in Clear Lake; spoke at the GOP Victory office at 1340 Blairs Ferry Rd. in Hiawatha (Cedar Rapids); spoke at a Mariannette Miller-Meeks for Congress fundraiser at the University Club in Iowa City; toured and made a speech at Von Maur department store corporate headquarters in Davenport; and spoke at the GOP Victory office at 311 W. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport.  
On the morning of August 6 he spoke to the Westside Conservative Club at the Iowa Machine Shed in Urbandale; and spoke at the GOP Victory office at 2775 86th St. in Urbandale.

>On June 14, 2014 Sen. Rand Paul spoke at the Republican Party of Iowa state convention at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa.  Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum also spoke.

>Sen. Rand Paul spoke at the American Renewal Project's "Pastors and Pews" (closed event) in Des MoinesIowa, held a news conference, and hosted a meeting with black and evangelical leaders and Republican leaders including Reince Priebus on July 19, 2013.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited Iowa on May 10-11, 2013.  On May 10 in Cedar Rapids he held a press conference, did coffee at the home Dan and Belinda Gee sponsored by Five Seasons Republican Women; and headlined the Republican Party of Iowa’s annual Lincoln Dinner at The Hotel at Kirkwood.  On May 11 he keynoted the Johnson County GOP's "Breakfast of Champions" fundraiser at North Liberty Communty Center in North Liberty.   

New Hampshire: 4 visits, 6 days
>Sen. Rand Paul visited NH on October 16, 2014, attending three get out the vote rallies and a pizza party.  He did a get out the vote rally at NHGOP field office in Manchester; a get out the vote rally at NHGOP headquarters in Concord; a pizza party with Plymouth State University College Republicans at the Hartman Union Building in Plymouth; and a get out the vote rally at the NHGOP field office in Salem.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited NH on September 11-12, 2014.  On the evening of September 11 he spoke at Generation Opportunity's "First in the Nation Freedom Event" at World Sports Grille in Manchester.  On September 12 he joined Sen. Ayotte at the NHGOP Unity Breakfast at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester; was the guest of state Sen. Andy Sanborn at a business roundtable fundraiser in Bedford; and he endorsed Scott Brown for U.S. Senate at Huddleston Hall, UNH in Durham.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited NH on April 11-12, 2014.  On the evening of April 11 he spoke at a "Rally with Rand" grassroots rally/casual reception (general admission $50) at Cottage by the Bay in Dover.  On April 12 he addressed the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester.  Seq. unclear: On April 12 he also spoke at a fundraiser for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire at Legacy Financial Solutions on Elm St. in Manchester.

>Sen. Rand Paul and RNC chair Reince Priebus did a listening session with activists followed by a press conference, and they spoke at the NHGOP's first annual Liberty Dinner (also described as a unity event) at the Grappone Center in ConcordNH on May 20, 2013.  

South Carolina: 6 visits, 7 days

>Sen. Rand Paul visited SC on September 30, 2014.  He did a college tour with SC GOP chairman Matt Moore, holding events in the Gressette Room at Harper College at University of South Carolina in Columbia; and in Alumni Memorial Hall at Randolph Hall at the College of Charleston; and appeared at a Victory ice cream social fundraiser for the Horry County Republican Party at their headquarters on Rodeo Drive in Myrtle Beach.

>Sen. Rand Paul appeared with U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney at a Liberty BBQ at the Magnolia Room in Rock HillSC on August 25, 2014.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited CharlestonSC on November 11-12, 2013.  On November 11, Veteran's Day, he did a roundtable with area Republicans; spoke at a South Carolina Republican Party fundraising luncheon at the Harbour Club; did a roundtable/fundraiser for Rand Paul for Senate with local physicians at Thomas Bennett House; and addressed "The Charleston Meeting" at the Harbour Club.  On November 12 he spoke to cadets in McAlister Field House at The Citadel as part of the Greater Issues Series.

>Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Tim Scott were featured speakers at Rep. Jeff Duncan's 3rd annual Faith and Freedom BBQ in at the Anderson Civic Center in AndersonSC on the evening of August 26, 2013.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited SC on June 28, 2013.  He was the featured speaker at at South Carolina Republican Party luncheon in Greenville; and at the South Carolina Republican Party barbecue dinner at the State Farmers' Market in Columbia.

>Sen. Rand Paul visited CharlestonSC on January 21, 2013.  He held a press conference; and addressed "The Charleston Meeting" at the Harbour Club.
  this page last revised Nov. 11, 2014