Judge Roy Moore Presidential Exploratory Visits to IA and SC

Roy Moore announced an exploratory committee on April 18, 2011 (+)  He focused early efforts on Iowa and South Carolina.  However, Moore's senior advisor and Iowa team resigned effective June 14 (+) and the effort petered out. 


Moore visited May 9-11, 2011.  He arrived on May 8 but had no events.  On May 9 he appeared on "Mickelson in the Morning" at WHO; went to Fort Dodge and did interviews with KWMT and the Messenger; appeared on the Simon Conway show at WHO; and had private meetings.  On May 10 he did a luncheon with pastors at the Hotel Pattee in Perry; and did a meet and greet at Indian Hills Jr. High School in Clive.  On May 11 he spoke to the West Side Conservative Club at the Iowa Machine Shed in Urbandale.

Moore visited April 16-22, 2011, doing about two dozen events and interviews during a 6 1/2 day tour; on April 18 he appeared on "Mickelson in the Morning" at WHO and announced formation of an exploratory committee.

On March 15, 2011 Moore was the closing speaker at The FAMiLY LEADER's rally against same-sex marriage at the Capitol in Des Moines. 

Moore visited on February 26-27, 2011 speaking at First Assembly of God Church in Indianola at an event hosted by Dr. J. Albert Calaway's Truth, Values & Leadership. 

Moore returned on October 16-18, 2010 at the invitation of Pastor Cary Gordon, and they toured to educate voters on the judicial retention issue.  On the evening of October 16 he spoke at a rally at William Penn University in Oskaloosa.  On October 17 he spoke at Cornerstone World Outreach morning church services in Sioux City; and at evening church service at Abundant Life Fellowship in Jefferson.  On October 18 they did a pastors' forum breakfast with thirty leading pastors from across Iowa at the Hotel Pattee in Perry; and he was a guest with Steve Deace on WHO Radio in Des Moines. 

Moore first visited on August 10-11, 2010, serving as keynote speaker at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City during their Homecoming week of meetings with pastors from around the country.  Pastor Cary Gordon states, "He taught on 'nature and nature’s God' as the legal grantor of American rights in the minds of the nation’s founding jurists, and how secular-humanism now endangers our freedoms by denying this legal fact."

South Carolina
Moore made his second visit on May 23-25, 2011.  On May 23 he did a meet and greet at Symmes Library in Greenville; a luncheon at Wade's Restaurant in Spartanburg; and a fundraiser at Carriage House in Spartanburg.  On May 24 he plans a luncheon at with the Charleston GOP at Sunfire Grill & Bistro in Charleston; a meet and greet reception and book signing at Simply Southern Bed & Breakfast in Cheraw; and a rally and speaking stop at Marantha Family Center in Cheraw.  On May 25 he did a rally and speaking stop at The Alley in Aiken; and a meet and greet rally presented by the Carolina Patriots, the Grand Strand Tea Party and A.B.A.T.E at Myrtle Beach Shrine Club in Myrtle Beach.  On May 26 he went to North Carolina.

Moore visited on May 5, 2011, participating in the South Carolina Greenville Tea Party's "Presidential Debate Freedom Rally" at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom.