Pres. George W. Bush 

Iowa Travel 
9 visits, 9 days
(Pres. Bush overnnighted in Cedar Rapids).  On the morning of November 4, 2002, Pres. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush rallied with Republican candidates at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Pres. Bush visited Iowa on September 16, 2002.  After arriving at Quad-City International Airport (Moline, Ill.), he proceeded to Davenport, where he spoke on budget discipline and fiscal restraint at Sears Manufacturing Company and then was the featured guest at a fundraiser for Rep. Jim Nussle in the Starlite Ballroom at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.

Pres. Bush visited Iowa on August 14, 2002.  He spoke at the Iowa State Fair and then spoke at a fundraising dinner for Gross for Governor and Republican Party of Iowa Victory 2002 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.

On June 7, 2002, the one-year anniversary of his signing of the tax cut bill and the day after announcing plans for a department of homeland security, Pres. Bush spoke and ate lunch at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, then headed back to Washington.

On tax day, April 15, 2002, Pres. Bush visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He spoke to "workers who are benefiting from the tax relief plan" at the General Mills plant and did a fundraising dinner at the convention center for GOP Senate candidate Rep. Greg Ganske.

On a brief March 1, 2002 visit to Iowa, Pres. Bush spoke about retirement security at The Printer, Inc. in Des Moines and did a fundraising lunch for Rep. Tom Latham's re-election campaign and the Republican Party of Iowa.

[Also note, on January 14 2002 Pres. Bush toured the John Deere Harvester Works in Moline, Illinois, which is right across the river from Davenport/Bettendorf].

On June 8, 2001, one day after signing the tax cut bill, Pres. Bush spoke at a tax celebration event at the Barrett farm in Dallas Center, Iowa; he had visited the farm as a candidate in 1999.

On May 17, 2001, in one of a series of events promoting his National Energy Policy, Pres. Bush spoke at the Iowa Energy Center in Nevada, Iowa.

On February 28, 2001, one day after his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, Pres. Bush made a stop in Iowa as part of a five-state tour.  He spoke to a panel of about ninety people at a Leadership Forum in the Old Carnegie Library in Council Bluffs.

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