Vice President Al Gore 

Iowa Travel 
2 visits, 4 days
-Former Vice President Gore visited Iowa on October 14-15, 2002.  On October 14 he breakfasted in Dubuque; attended a fundraiser for 1st district congressional candidate Ann Hutchinson at the Brickhouse Brewery Complex in Dubuque; attended an activist meeting with 2nd district congressional candidate Julie Thomas at Cornell College in Mount Vernon; attended a GOTV rally followed by a reception with Thomas at the University of Iowa's Memorial Union in Iowa City; and visited the Iowa Democrats' coordinated campaign headquarters in Des Moines.  On October 15 he attended a labor breakfast with Rep. Leonard Boswell at Carpenters Union Hall in Des Moines; attended an education forum with Boswell at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines; attended a GOTV rally with 4th district congressional candidate John Norris at Iowa State University in Ames; and attended a Norris fundraiser at Prime-in-Wine Restaurant in Mason City.  He then headed to Milwaukee.

-Tipper Gore campaigned in Iowa on July 13-14, 2002.   On July 13, she did three events in Des Moines for Sen. Tom Harkin: a fundraiser, an event on supporting family caregivers, and another fundraiser.  On July 14 she did a fundraiser in Davenport for Gov. Tom Vilsack.

-Former Vice President Gore visited Iowa on September 28-29, 2001.  He delivered the keynote address at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraising dinner at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines on September 29.  This was intended to be Gore's first major big post-election political appearance, but in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon he instead delivered a call for unity.  On the Friday and Saturday before the speech, Gore traveled around Eastern Iowa in a rental car, meeting a few friends and supporters during several low-key, unannounced stops.  According to news accounts his route included: Sept. 28 Arrive Burlington, and coffee at Perkins Restaurant.  Davenport: lunch with party activists at the Davenport Square Family Restaurant.  Iowa City: visit Prairie Lights bookstore near the University of Iowa campus with Rep. Dick Myers.  Cedar Rapids: meet with Mayor Lee Clancey, visit the Islamic Center and mosque.  Sept. 29 Cedar Rapids: buy donuts for striking machinists in the Amanas and visit them on the picket line.  Blairstown (Benton County): stop at cafe.  Colo (Story County): visit the farm of Keith and Susan McKinney.  Ames: meet with friends at restaurant.  Des Moines: speech and overnight at Gov. Vilsack's residence. 

More Iowa Activity
Contributions by Leadership '02
IA Contribs. Total Contribs. ($) to Candidates and Committees (#) in the Quarter
Year End 2001-July 10-Dec. 31, 2001 $500 to 1 candidate
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1st Q 2002 none
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2nd Q 2002 $49,000 to 9 candidates (all non-incumbent Sen. candidates)
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3rd Q 2002  $51,000 to 35
9/30/02--Boswell for Congress
9/30/02--It's Time for Ann Hutchinson
9/30/02--Julie Thomas for Congress
9/30/02--Norris for Congress
Pre-General $10,000 to 7
10/11/02--Boswell for Congress $4,000
Post-General none
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Total $8,000 $110,500


As reported by the Center for Public Integrity, on Oct. 24, 2002 the Gore-Lieberman Recount Committee made disbursements of $25,000 to the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign and $25,000 to the Iowa Democrats' Truman Fund.


-Most of the presidential prospects had representatives on hand for the IDP state convention June 15, 2002 in Des Moines: Mona Mohib (Leadership '02) was present for Leadership '02.   Sen. Edwards appeared in person; Joe Eyer (ROCPAC), Jonathan Parker (DASHPAC), Matt Rodriguez (Effective Government Committee), and Harry Bookey (a Kerry supporter) showed the flags of their respective prospects. 


Copyright © 2002  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.