Former Gov. Mark Warner (D-VA): Iowa Visits
updated through Oct. 31, 2006   7 visits, 13 days

2006 (5 visits: 9 days)
>On October 12, 2006 former Gov. Mark Warner announced that he would not make a run for the White House in 2008.  He did carry through on a scheduled visit to Des Moines, Iowa later in the day. His schedule showed special guest at at House Truman Fund reception at Noah's Ark; and at a House Truman Fund Young Professional's reception at The Continental, both in Des Moines.

>Former Gov. Mark Warner visited Iowa on September 17-19, 2006.  On September 17 he attended Sen. Tom Harkin's 29th Annual Steak Fry at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Indianola; and an Election Day Count Down Party at Zimm's Restaurant in Des Moines.  On September 18 he attended an event for the Wapello County Democrats at the Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; the Lee County Democrats' office opening at 703 Avenue G in Fort Madison; and the Des Moines County Democratic Steak Fry at the Port of Burlington in Burlington.  On September 19 he attended a breakfast for State Rep. Nate Reichert at the Maid-Rite Diner (South) in Muscatine; and an event for the Johnson County legislative delegation at the Iowa River Power Co Restaurant in Coralville.

>Former Gov. Mark Warner visited Iowa on August 28-29, 2006.  On August 28 he did a meet and greet for Rep. Paul Shomshor at the Shomshors' home in Council Bluffs; a meet and greet for local candidates at Oehler Brothers restaurant in Missouri Valley; a meet and greet for local candidates at Oehler Brothers restaurant in Onawa; and a Woodbury County Democrats' "Win in 2006!" event at Democratic headquarters on West 7th Street in Sioux City.  On August 29 he did a fundraising event for the Iowa Democratic Party at the home of Rep. Helen Miller in Fort Dodge; a Story County Democrats' "Win in 2006!" event at Lucullanís Restaurant in Ames; and did a meet and greet for Secretary of State candidate Gary Mauro at The Plaza in Des Moines.

>Former Gov. Mark Warner visited Iowa on July 11-12, 2006.
On July 11 he attended an education roundtable with gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver at the Pappajohn Center in Des Moines; did a reception with Polk County Democrats at the Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines; drove to Cedar Rapids; did an Iowa Democratic Party press conference with Lt. Gov. Pedersen on federal budget deficits and Nussle's misplaced priorities at IDP field office on 2nd Ave SE; swung by the Hawkeye Labor Council (private meeting); and did a Linn Phoenix Club event at the home of Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran.  Drove to Davenport and overnighted there.
On July 12 in Davenport he toured Bucktown Arts Center and held a roundtable with teachers; drove to Dubuque; attended a lunch for State Sen. Roger Stewart at Happy's Place Restaurant; drove to Waterloo; toured Van G. Miller and Associates (VGM) headquarters (small business event) with congressional candidate Bruce Braley; and attended the grand opening of Braley's new headquarters on Sycamore Street.

>Former Gov. Mark Warner visited Iowa on April 20-21, 2006.  On April 20 in Des Moines he spoke to the Joint Democratic Caucus and staff at the State Capitol; met with teachers at the ISEA offices; and was the special guest at a fundraiser for Congressman Leonard Boswell at the home of Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass-Bookey.  He overnighted in Carroll and on April 21 had breakfast with local Democrats at Sam's Soda and Sandwich Cafe in Carroll; toured the West Central Cooperative biodiesel plant in Ralston; and had lunch with local Democrats at Marvin Gardens restaurant in Fort Dodge.

2005 (2 visits: 3 days)
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 including Gov. Mark Warner. On July 15 Gov. Warner was the keynote speaker at an Iowa Democratic Party luncheon at the Embassy Club in Des Moines.

>Gov. Mark Warner visited Iowa on June 6-7, 2005.  On June 6 in Des Moines he attended a National Governors Association sponsors' reception and then had dinner with Gov. Tom Vilsack at the Governor's mansion.  On June 7 he co-hosted a live town hall meeting (program to air at a later date) with Vilsack on "Redesigning the American High School," Warner's NGA chairmanís initiative >, at Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston.

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