Gov. George Pataki (R-NY): Iowa Visits
Gov. Pataki finished his term in Jan. 2007.  Updated through April 29, 2007  10 visits, 21 days

2006 (6 visits: 14 days)
>Gov. George Pataki had planned to visit Iowa on December 6, 2006 to do a thank you event for volunteers but canceled as strong winds made it impossible for him to get there on time.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on November 1-2, 2006.  On November 1 he joined volunteers and activists at a Get-Out-The-Vote phone bank at the 21st Century Freedom PAC office in Urbandale; visited Clear Lake Elementary School in Clear Lake; joined congressional candidate Mike Whalen and Iowa GOP Co-Chair Leon Mosley for a phone bank at the Waterloo GOP offices on Falls Avenue; joined Congressman Steve King for a phone bank at GOP/Victory headquarters on Nebraska Street in Sioux City; joined Congressman King for a phone bank at GOP/Victory headquarters on Madison Avenue in Council Bluffs.  On November 2 he joined Congressman Jim Leach and Secretary of Agriculture candidate Bill Northey for a phone bank at Moyer and Bergman Law Offices in Cedar Rapids; and did a phone bank event in Davenport.

>Gov. George Pataki had been scheduled to visit Iowa on October 13-14, 2006 but canceled the trip after a record snowstorm in the Buffalo area left hundreds of thousands without power.  On October 13 he had planned to host a business roundtable with small business owners and managers and three Cedar Falls/Waterloo area House candidates in the Waterloo Airport Terminal; attend a meet and greet for House candidate Connie Jacobsen at Lutheran Home Assisted Living Apartments in Vinton; be a special guest, with Congressman Jim Leach, at a reception for District 37 House candidate Andy Anderson at the home of Matt and Heather Smith in Cedar Rapids; and attend a house party for House candidate Greg Orr at the home of Ed and Andrea Failor in Muscatine.  On October 14 he was to appear at a kick-off rally before a major lit-drop on behalf of Roby Smith at the home of John and Janet Bremer in Davenport.

>Gov. George Pataki opened the Iowa office of 21st Century Freedom PAC in Urbandale, Iowa on September 29, 2006.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on August 11-13, 2006.
On August 11 he visited the State Fair in Des Moines; toured the Lincolnway ethanol plant in Nevada with House candidate Dave Deyoe, and then spoke at fundraiser for Deyoe at Score Pavilion in Nevada; and spoke at a fundraiser for Senate candidate Jim Kurtenbach at Country Kitchen in Webster City.
On August 12 he spoke at a reception for Senate candidate Larry Noble at Rick and Mary Hermann's residence in Ankeny; spoke at a fundraiser for Senate candidate Tim Morgan at the home of Drs. Carl and Ann Rothschild-Bond in Newton; spoke at a campaign kick-off celebration for Senate candidate Linda Livingston at Linda and Lee Livingston's residence in Ames; toured, with State Rep. Polly Granzow, Pine Lake Corn Processors ethanol plant in Steamboat Rock; keynoted a Republican Party of Iowa fundraiser at the David and Dorie Fisher's residence in Clear Lake; and appeared with many Iowa candidates at a Cerro Gordo County picnic dinner fundraiser at Bob and Donna Furleigh's residence in Clear Lake.
On August 13 he keynoted a Republican Party of Iowa fundraiser at Gary and Joan Kirke's residence in Spirit Lake.

>Gov. George Pataki, in South Carolina for the National Governors Association meeting, had been scheduled to make a quick trip to Iowa on the evening of August 5, 2006 for a tribute to  Sen. Stewart Iverson at Dows Convention Center in Dows and an "Alternative Energy Celebration" in Hubbard but weather intervened.

>The Republican Party of Iowa held its State Convention June 17, 2006 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa.  Gov. George Pataki participated in events on June 16-17, 2006 in Des Moines.  On June 16 he was the keynote speaker at the GOParty Picnic, sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa and the Iowa Federation of College Republicans, at Republican Party of Iowa headquarters;and appeared at the Iowans for Nussle reception on the rooftop terrace at the Iowa Historical Building.  On June 17 he appeared at Sen. Grassley's breakfast reception at Hy-Vee Hall.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on May 25-27, 2006.
On the afternoon of May 25 in Cedar Rapids he participated in an event honoring veterans at City Hall, introduced by State Senate candidate Renee Schulte; stopped in at a coffee shop in downtown; and did a fundraiser for Renee Schulte at a private home.
On May 26 he did coffee with Republican leaders and meet and greet at the Wild Thyme Tea Room in Anamosa; participated in an event honoring veterans at Cedar County Courthouse Tipton Library in Tipton, introduced by State Rep. Jeff Kaufmann; stopped for lunch at Martha's Cafe in DeWitt; toured Clinton County Bio Energy in Clinton, introduced by State Rep. Steve Olson--this was also a fundraiser; and spoke at the campaign kick-off for Clinton Mayor LaMetta Wynn for State Senate, at Maquoketa Quality Inn in Maquoketa.
On May 27 he visited the farmers market in downtown Des Moines; and gave the commencement speech for Des Moines University at the Polk County Convention Complex.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on February 2-4, 2006.  On February 2 he spoke at a Victory 2006 reception at Luciano's Restaurant in Sioux City.  On February 3 he started the day in Mason City with a roundtable discussion with Rep. Bill Schickel (R-Mason City) at Country Kitchen; toured Golden Grain Energy and talked about alternative energy; and attended a chili cook-off at the Knights of Columbus Hall; in Charles City he met with business leaders at First Security Bank & Trust.  On February 4 he attended a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jim Leach in Iowa City and attended the Hawkeye-Michigan men's basketball game.

2005 (4 visits: 7 days)
>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on December 6, 2005.  He had lunch with Republican leaders; visited the Central Iowa chapter of the Red Cross in Des Moines; and spoke at a fundraiser for Taxpayers United, the political action committee of Iowans for Tax Relief, at a private home in Des Moines.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Iowa on October 27-28, 2005.  On October 27 he toured and visited with volunteers at the American Red Cross of the Quad-Cities Area in Moline, Illinois; headlined a fundraiser for a Davenport City Council candidate Brian Dumas; and was the featured speaker at the Clinton County Republicans' annual fall dinner at the Vista Grande in Clinton.  On October 28 he attended a breakfast fundraiser for congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti at Central College's Graham Center in Pella; and visited Vermeer Manufacturing Company in Pella.

>Gov. George Pataki visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 12-13, 2005.  On September 12 he visited Central Fire Station; attended a dinner at the home of Carey Downs Gibson; and attended a private reception in honor of the past president of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce at the Cedar Rapids Country Club.  On September 13 he headlined a Linn County Republicans breakfast fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, toured the Highway Equipment Company; and was the keynote speaker at Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce 87th Annual Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Also on the trip he met privately with Republican leaders.  Pataki made the visit en route to Asia for a trade mission.

>The National Governors Association held its 97th Annual Meeting at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines, Iowa on July 16-18, 2005, with related events on July 15.  More than 30 governors attended at least part of the conference.   On July 15 Gov. George Pataki attended a fundraising luncheon for the Iowa Republican Party at the Des Moines Club (Ruan Building) and later joined other governors at Principal Park for an Iowa Cubs game.  On July 16 he was one of several governors who visited the downtown farmers market in Des Moines, he had lunch with former Gov. Terry Branstad at the Court Avenue Brewhouse in Des Moines, and in the evening he attended the Marion County fair in Knoxville.

*A tallying question with governors was how to count number of days for the NGA meeting? Counting it as one day for all governors who attended would make this 6 days rather than 7.

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