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The Travels of President George W. Bush -- May 2004
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bus tour...
South Bend, IN
Niles, MI
Kalamazoo, MI
Sterling Heights, MI
(Troy, MI)
bus tour...
Maumee, OH
Dayton, OH
Lebanon, OH
Cincinnati, OH
bus tour...
Dubuque, IA
Prairie du Chien,WI
La Crosse, WI
Van Buren, AR
Bethesda, MD
Parkersburg, WV
Bridgeton, MO
Mequon, WI
Topeka, KS
Atlanta, GA
Baton Rouge, LA
Metairie, LA
Carlisle, PA
Youngstown, OH
Nashville, TN


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Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign, the RNC, the White House, and news accounts.  The calendar above shows scheduled stops.  The listing below includes impromptu stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.   See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.


Sat. May 1, 2004
Sun. May 2, 2004

Mon. May 3, 2004
President and Mrs. Bush do a "Yes, America Can" Bus Tour in Michigan.  -first bus tour
-Arrival, boards bus at South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend, IN.
(interviews with local media on the bus).
-GWB and LB "Ask President Bush" event at Niles Senior High School in Niles, MI.
-GWB and LB remarks at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI.
-GWB rally at Jerome Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill, w/ country music star Travis Tritt, in Sterling Heights (Detroit suburb), MI.
Overnight in Troy, MI.

Tues. May 4, 2004
President Bush does a "Yes, America Can" Bus Tour in Ohio.
Flight to Toledo.
-Remarks at a breakfast at Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee (Toledo suburb), OH.
Flight to Dayton.
-"Ask President Bush" at Hara Complex in Dayton, OH.
(on the bus GWB does media interviews with Ohio reporters).
-Remarks at The Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, OH.
-Rally at Cincinnati Gardens, w/ recording artist Steven Curtis, in Cincinnati, OH.

Wed. May 5, 2004
WDC.   -GWB remarks at RNC Gala at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  ($)

Thurs. May 6, 2004
WDC.  [King Abdullah II of Jordan]

Fri. May 7, 2004
President and Mrs. Bush do a "Yes, America Can" Bus Tour in Western Wisconsin (starts in Iowa).
-Remarks at Iowa Send-Off at Grand River Center in Dubuque, IA.
Unannounced stop at the Kuhle family farm in Hazel Green (Grant County), WI.
Unannounced stop GWB and LB make brief remarks at the town square in Lancaster (Grant County), WI.
-"Ask President Bush" event at Cabela's Distribution Center in Prairie du Chien, WI.
Unannounced stop, greets customers and gets a cone at Culver's restaurant in Viroqua, WI.
(on the bus GWB does media interviews with the Quad City Times, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Green Bay Press Gazette).
-Rally at Copeland Baseball Field (home of the La Crosse Loggers), w/ country music legend Larry Gatlin, in La Crosse, WI.

Sat. May 8, 2004
Sun. May 9, 2004
GWB and LB spend the weekend at Camp David.

Mon. May 10, 2004
WDC.   -at the Pentagon reaffirms Iraq commitment

Tues. May 11, 2004
-GWB remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act at Butterfield Junior High School in Van Buren, AR.
Returns to WDC.

Wed. May 12, 2004
WDC.  [President dos Santos of Angola]
-GWB participates in a conversation on Reading First and the No Child Left Behind Act at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Thurs. May 13, 2004
-GWB speaks on expanding opportunities for American students and workers at Parkersburg South High School in Parkersburg, WV.
WDC.   -American Conservative Union 40th Anniversary

Fri. May 14, 2004
-GWB attends RNC Victory 2004 event at Hunter Engineering Co. in Bridgeton (near St. Louis), MO.  (Raises $2.2 million).
-GWB delivers Commencement Address at Concordia University in Mequon (Ozaukee County, near Milwaukee), WI.

Sat. May 15, 2004
Sun. May 16, 2004

Mon. May 17, 2004
-GWB remarks at the Brown versus Board of Education National Historic Site grand opening in Topeka, KS.
-GWB attends RNC Victory 2004 dinner at the home of Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli in Atlanta, GA.  (Raises $3.2 million).

Tues. May 18, 2004

Wed. May 19, 2004
WDC.  [Cabinet meeting.  Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy]

Thurs. May 20, 2004
WDC.  [Pep rally with Republican lawmakers at the Capitol.  Prime Minister Karamanlis of Greece]

Fri. May 21, 2004
-GWB delivers commencement address at Lousiana State University's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Air Force One to Louis Armstrong International Airport.
-GWB attends RNC Victory 2004 event at the home of Edward "Trip" and Lisa Ludwig in Metairie, LA.  (Raises $2 million).
To the ranch in Crawford, TX.

Sat. May 22, 2004
GWB and LB at their ranch in Crawford, TX.   -GWB fall from bicycle.
GWB and LB celebrate daughter Jenna's graduation from the University of Texas with a dinner party at Moonshine in Austin, TX.

Sun. May 23, 2004
GWB and LB at their ranch in Crawford, TX.
GWB and LB celebrate daughter Barbara's graduation from Yale in New Haven, CT.

Mon. May 24, 2004
-GWB remarks on Iraq at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA.

Tues. May 25, 2004
-GWB conversation on health care and community health centers at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH.
Note: Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey and others were invited to a private dinner at the White House in the evening.  [Mark Niquette-Columbus Dispatch, May 26, 2005]

Wed. May 26, 2004
WDC.  [President Bongo of Gabon]

Thurs. May 27, 2004
WDC.  [President Flores Perez of El Salvador]
-GWB tours new children's hospital and discusses health information technology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
-GWB attends RNC Victory 2004 reception at the home of Clay Jackson (an executive at BB&T Cooper, Love & Jackson insurance) in Nashville, TN.  (Raises $1.7 million).

Fri. May 28, 2004
WDC.  [Prime Minister Rasmussen of Denmark]

Sat. May 29, 2004
WDC.   -dedication of World War II Memorial.

Sun. May 30, 2004
WDC.   -leaders of Rolling Thunder visit the White House.

Mon. May 31, 2004 - Memorial Day

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