McCotter Iowa Visits

Through Sept. 2011: 7 Visits, 16 Days

>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is scheduled to visit Iowa on September 15-16, 2011.  On September 15 he plans to tour Engineered Products in Waterloo; and speak at a meeting of the Black Hawk County Central Committee at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo.  On September 16 he will appear on Iowa Public Television.
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>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter visited Iowa on August 24-27, 2011. 
On August 24 in the morning he held a meet and greet with Marion County GOP chair Irene Blom
at Smokey Row Coffee House in Pella; and in the evening spoke to Drake College Republicans at Drake University in Des Moines.
On the evening of August 25 he spoke at a Dallas Country GOP Central Committee meeting at Memorial Hall in Dallas Center.
On August 26 he spoke at the Scott County Lincoln Club luncheon at The Outing Club in Davenport; and did a meet and greet with Doug Wagner at The Shop Next Door in Cedar Rapids.
On August 27 he
spoke at the Iowa Corn Growers annual meeting and policy conference at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines; and spoke at the Polk County Republican Summer Picnic at Jalapeno's Pete's at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter visited Iowa on August 10-13, 2011
On August 10 he
spoke at the Dickinson County GOP Picnic at the Barefoot Bar in East Lake Okoboji.
On August 11 in the morning he appeared at three stops on the Values Bus Tour: Sioux City, Bob's Drive-In in LeMars, and the Sgt Floyd Monument in Sioux City; visited the Iowa State Fair, appearing at the Republican Party of Iowa booth and on the Simon Conway show from WHO's Crystal Studio; and, although excluded from the Republican Party of Iowa/FOX News/Washington Examiner Debate in Ames, appeared in the media spin room after the debate. 
On August 12 he visited the Iowa State Fair, including speaking at the Des Moines Register "Soapbox." 
On August 13 he participated in the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, obtaining 35 votes.
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>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter visited Iowa on August 4-5, 2011.
  On August 4 he spoke to the Polk County East Side conservative Breakfast Club at HyVee-Upstairs Club Room in Altoona; met with a small group of local Republicans at the home of Linn County GOP co-chairwoman Cindy Golding; and spoke at the Jones County GOP Dinner and Central Committee meeting at McOtto's Restaurant in Anamosa.  On August 5 he visited the Mississippi Valley Fair and appeared at the GOP booth there at the fairgrounds in Davenport; and
spoke at the joint counties fundraising event at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin.


>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter visited Iowa on the evening of July 27, 2011.  He spoke at the Clinton Country Corn Boil at Low Moor Community Center in Low Moor.  On July 28 he plans to speak on the economy as part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Mediacom, and Iowa "Presidential Candidate Series" at the Iowa Historical Building in Des Moines; and speak at the Dallas County GOP's monthly meeting at Memorial Hall in Dallas Center.a vote on the debt ceiling in Washington put this visit in considerable flux, and he canceled the July 28 events.

>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter visited Iowa on July 18, 2011, focusing on northwestern Iowa.  He toured flood damage in Sioux City (as well as South Sioux City, NE and Dakota Dunes, SD); met with activists at the Family Table Restaurant in Le Mars; met with activists at The Dutch Bakery in Orange City; and attended the Clay County Republican 2012 Election Kick Off at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer.  Note: McCotter had planned a three-day visit, but headed back to DC for a vote on "Cap, Cut and Balance."


>Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, considering a presidential run, visited Iowa on June 27-29, 2011, with former House Speaker Christopher Rants helping to organize the trip.  On June 27 he started in Des Moines including an appearance in the press room at the State Capitol and he appeared at the Ottumwa stop of the Iowa Tea Party bus tour/Wapello County Republicans' reading of the Declaration of Independence at Central Park.  On June 28 he did breakfast in Mt. Pleasant, coffee in Burlington, lunch in Ft. Madison, and on to Quincy, Ill. then heading back to Des Moines and leaving on June 29.

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter spoke at Rep. Steve King's Conservative Principles Conference at the Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa on March 26, 2011; that was before he was considered a possible candidate.