Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): Iowa Visits
updated through Jan. 24, 2007  8 visits, 10 days

Sen. John Kerry announced on January 24, 2007 that he would not pursue a presidential bid.

2006 (6 visits: 8 days)
>Sen. John Kerry had been scheduled to appear with congressional candidate Bruce Braley on November 2, 2006 but Braley canceled the event following the flap over Kerry's remarks on October 30.

>Sen. John Kerry did a couple of campaign events in Iowa on October 17, 2006. He attended a lunch fundraiser for Chet Culver at Vito's Restaurant in Iowa City; and attended a fundraiser for Linda Langston at Linn County Democratic headquarters on Second Ave., SE in Cedar Rapids.

>Sen. John Kerry, joined by Teresa Heinz Kerry and many Democratic candidates, participated in a five county Democrats rally at Wild Rose Casino Convention Center in Emmetsburg, Iowa late afternoon/early evening on October 8, 2006.

>Sen. John Kerry visited Iowa on October 2, 2006.  At Iowa State University he held a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Mauro in the Memorial Union and then made remarks at the kick-off opening ceremony for Political Action Week at Central Campus; with Teresa Heinz Kerry he appeared at a women's event and low-dollar fundraiser for District 35 State Senate candidate Merle Johnson at the home of Rudy and Veronica Simms in Johnston.

>Sen. John Kerry visited Iowa on September 15-16, 2006.  On the evening of September 15 he joined Senate candidate Staci Appel (SD 37) for a reception at Summerset Winery in Indianola.  On September 16, he attended a tailgate party for congressional candidate Dave Loebsack before the Iowa-Iowa State game at the home of Doug and May Moore in Iowa City; watched the game at a "Pigskin and Politics" fundraising party at the home of Sen. Jeff Danielson in Waterloo; and attended a "Workers for a Better Iowa" low dollar fundraiser with Chet Culver, John Culver and Dave Loebsack hosted by the Hawkeye Labor Council at Hawkeye Downs Expo Hall in Cedar Rapids.

>Sen. John Kerry visited Iowa on July 28-29, 2006.  On the morning of July 28 he participated in  “Winning the Race Against Cancer,” a field hearing on cancer research, with Sen. Harkin and Lance Armstrong at University of Iowa in Iowa City; and rode the leg of RAGBRAI that ended in Coralville.  On July 29 he attended a breakfast event with Rich Olive, candidate for Iowa Senate District 5, at the home of Mike and Mary Ness in Story City; attended a “Summertime Celebration” with Pete McRoberts, candidate for Iowa House  District 23, at Independence Middle School Commons in Independence; and was the special guest at the Linn County Democrats "Good Old-Fashioned Democratic Family Picnic" at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids.

>Sen. John Kerry spoke on "Patriotism Means Telling the Truth, Making America Stronger" at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa on May 6, 2006.

2005 (1 visit: 1 day)
>Sen. John Kerry visited Iowa on October 9, 2005.  Arriving in Des Moines on the evening of October 8, he met privately with supporters.  On October 9 he spoke at a Women for a Stronger America (successor to "Women for Kerry") and Democratic Activist Women Network (DAWN) fundraising event at A'Dong Restaurant in Des Moines; attended a meet and greet with Justin Shields, a candidate for the Cedar Rapids City Council, at Veterans Memorial Stadium's Picnic Pavilion in Cedar Rapids; and held a grass-roots meeting with Johnson County Democrats and other progressive groups at Elizabeth Tate High School in Iowa City.

2004 (1 visit: 1 day)
>Sen. John Kerry visited Iowa to thank supporters, holding a reception at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Des Moines early evening on December 10, 2004.

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