The Travels of Senator John McCain -- August 2008

Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL

Washington, DC area

Washington, DC area

Lafayette Hill, PA
Sturgis, SD

Newport, MI

Huntington, WV
Jackson, OH
Chillicothe, OH
Dublin, OH
Marion, OH
Lima, OH
Wilmington, OH
Liberty Township, OH
Des Moines, IA
Rogers, AR

Las Vegas, NV

Erie, PA

Erie, PA
Harrisburg, PA

York, PA
Manheim, PA
Teaneck, NJ

West Bloomfield, MI
Livonia, MI
Birmingham, MI

Bloomfield Hills, MI
Edwards, CO
Aspen, CO

Aspen, CO

Lake Forest, CA

Winter Park, FL

Orlando, FL
Cocoa Beach, FL
Atlanta, GA

New Orleans, LA

Las Cruces, NM

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ
Sacramento, CA
Burbank, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA


Sedona, AZ

Dayton, OH
West Columbus, OH
New Concord, OH

Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, PA

Pearl, MS
O'Fallon, MO

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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and news accounts.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations 2008.
Fri. August 1, 2008
Speech to the National Urban League Annual Conference at Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
-Brief stop at Pancho's Spanish Bakery and Deli in (east) Orlando, FL.
-Press conference at the Bay Point Marriott in Panama City, FL.
-Fundraiser at Capt. Anderson's in Panama City, FL. ($)

-Speaks at a Country First Concert featuring John Rich at the Marina Civic Center Complex in Panama City, FL.

Sat. August 2, 2008
-Meetings in the Washington, DC area.

Sun. August 3, 2008

-Meetings in the Washington, DC area.

Mon. August 4, 2008
       Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA.
Tour and small business roundtable at National Label Company in Lafayette Hill, PA.
       Philadelphia, PA to Rapid City, SD.
-Speaks at the Sturgis Rally 2008 at Buffalo Chip Campground main stage in Sturgis, SD.
       Overnight in Rapid City, SD.

Tues. August 5, 2008
-Visits the Enrico Fermi nuclear power plant in Newport, MI.

Wed. August 6, 2008

-Stops by
the Marshall University football team practice in Huntington, WV.
Merillat Industries in Jackson, OH.
-En route to Dublin delivers pizza to members of the Chillicothe Fire Department in Chillicothe, OH.

-Finance event at the home of Liz and Brent Crawford in Dublin, OH. ($)
       Overnight in Marion, OH.

Thurs. August 7, 2008
-Unannounced stop at the Bob Evans restaurant in Marion, OH.
-Town hall meeting at Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center in Lima, OH.
-Closed meeting with officials and various representatives about the possible closure of the
DHL Express air hub at the Kelly Center in Wilmington, OH.
-Finance reception at the Four Bridges Country Club in Liberty Township, OH. ($)

Fri. August 8, 2008
-Attends the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA.
-Finance reception at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, IA
. ($)
-Finance event at Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, AR. ($)
       Overnight in Las Vegas, NV.

Sat. August 9, 2008

-Addresses the Disabled American Veterans' 87th National Convention at Bally's Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Overnight in Las Vegas, NV.

Sun. August 10, 2008
        Arrives at Erie International Airport.
-Dinner with former Gov. Tom Ridge at Smugglers' Wharf in Erie, PA.

Mon. August 11, 2008
-Makes a statement on the conflict in Georgia at the Courtyard Erie in Erie, PA.
Tours GE Transportation with former Gov. Tom Ridge and holds a town hall with employees, in Erie, PA.
-Tours and greets shoppers at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World with former Gov. Tom Ridge, buys a fish scale and a jacket, in Harrisburg, PA.

Tues. August 12, 2008
-Town hall meeting at the Toyota Arena at York Expo Center in York, PA.
-Stops at Manheim Central High School's football practice in Manheim, PA.
-Finance event at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, NJ.  ($)

Wed. August 13, 2008
-Reception/finance event at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield, MI. ($)
-Tours Beaver Aerospace and Defense, Inc. in Livonia, MI.
-Media availability at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI.
-Fundraiser at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI. ($)
-Young Professionals Finance Reception at Big Rock Chop House in Birmingham, MI. ($)

Thurs. August 14, 2008
-Greets patrons at Kerby's Koney Island diner in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

-Finance luncheon at the home of the home of Frank and Patricia Lynch in Edwards, CO. ($)
-Conversation with Walter Isaacson at The Aspen Institute, Greenwald Pavilion in Aspen, CO.

-Finance event at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, CO. ($)

-Thank you finance event for bundlers ("Trailblazers" and "Innovators") at the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Aspen, CO. ($)
       Overnight in Aspen, CO.

Fri. August 15, 2008
-Meets privately for breakfast with T. Boone Pickens at Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, CO.
-Strategy meetings; does a film shoot at
lower Woody Creek in Aspen, CO.

        Denver, CO to Southern California

Sat. August 16, 2008
-Speaks at the Saddleback Civil Forum on National Leadership organized by Rev. Rick Warren at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.  (Sen. Obama also spoke at this forum).

Sun. August 17, 2008
       Arrives from Long Beach, CA.
-Briefed on tropical storm Fay at the Orange County Emergency Operation Center in Winter Park, FL.

-Fundraiser in Miami canceled due "an overabundance of caution" about tropical storm Fay.

Mon. August 18, 2008
-Speaks at the 109th Annual VFW National Convention at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
-Business roundtable at Brevard Community College in Cocoa Beach, FL.
-Finance roundtable and fundraising reception at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. ($)
       Arrives in New Orleans, LA.

Tues. August 19, 2008
-Travels by helicopter to tour the Genesis oil rig, in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans, LA.
Flight to El Paso, TX and by bus to Las Cruces, NM.

Wed. August 20, 2008
-Town hall meeting at New Mexico State University, Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM.

Thurs. August 21, 2008
-Sedona, AZ no public events.  Stops in the Starbucks in Cottonwood, AZ.

Fri. August 22, 2008
-Sedona, AZ no public events.  CBS "60 Minutes" interview.

Sat. August 23, 2008
-Sedona, AZ no public events. 

Sun. August 24, 2008
-Attends services at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ.
-Attends Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Florida Marlins baseball game at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ.

Mon. August 25, 2008
-Receives endorsement of Puerto Rican reggaetón star Daddy Yankee at Central High School in Phoenix, AZ.
-Fundraising luncheon at the Grand Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento, CA. ($)
-Tapes "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank, CA.
-Fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)

Tues. August 26, 2008
-Addresses the 90th American Legion National Convention at Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
-Fundraiser at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA. ($)

Wed. August 27, 2008

Thurs. August 28, 2008
-Gov. Palin at the McCain compound in Sedona, AZ, meets with Cindy McCain; Sen. McCain joins them and offers her the position around 11 a.m..
        Flight from Phoenix, AZ; arrives evening at Dayton International Airport.
Meets with Gov. Palin again that evening.

Fri. August 29, 2008 Bus tour.
-Introduces Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate at a Road to the Convention rally at Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, OH.*
The McCains and the Palins shop at The Buckeye Corner, a sporting goods store in West Columbus, OH.*
-The McCains and the Palins stop for ice cream at the Dairy Duchess in New Concord, OH.

Sat. August 30, 2008
-Stop with Gov. Sarah Palin at Tom's Diner in Pittsburgh, PA.*
-Road to the Convention rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at Consol Energy Park in Washington, PA.*

Sun. August 31, 2008
-McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin tour the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Operations Center with Gov. Haley Barbour in Pearl, MS.*
-Road to the Convention rally with Gov. Sarah Palin at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon, MO.*
        McCain overnights at
the Hilton Toledo in Toledo, OH.

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