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The Travels of Sen. John Kerry -- July 2004
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Fox Chapel, PA
Cloquet, MN
Bloomer, WI
Independence, WI
Dubuque, IA
Cascade, IA
Independence, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Fox Chapel, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Indianapolis, IN
(Fox Chapel, PA)
Fox Chapel, PA
Cleveland, OH
Dayton, OH
St. Petersburg, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
New York, NY
New York, NY
Beaver, WV
Albuquerque, NM
Raleigh, NC
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Lansdowne, PA
Charleston, WV
Washington, DC
Arlington, VA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
Nantucket, MA
(Detroit, MI)
Detroit, MI
Aurora, CO
Sioux City, IA
(Columbus, OH)
Columbus, OH
Boston, MA
Cape Canaveral, FL
Norfolk, VA
Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
Scranton, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Greensburg, PA
Wheeling, WV
Zanesville, OH
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Note: This calender is based on campaign schedules and news accounts.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations


Thurs. July 1, 2004
no public events  - residence in Fox Chapel (near Pittsburgh), PA.

“Celebrating the Spirit of America” bus tour through Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, July 2-4, 2004
Fri. July 2, 2004
Arrives at Duluth International Airport, Duluth, MN.
-"Celebrating the Spirit of America" rally at Avenue C at Broadway, Cloquet (Carlton County), MN.
Stops in Superior (Douglas County) to shake hands; Amnicon Falls State Park (Douglas County); in Spooner (Washburn County); and at the Norske Nook Restaurant and Bakery in Rice Lake (Barron County), WI.
-Rally at Evergreen Stock Farm, Bloomer (Chippewa County), WI.

Sat. July 3, 2004
-Tours Dejno Acres Farm, then leads a conversation with family farmers and community members, Independence (Trempealeau County), WI.
Stops for trap shooting at the Gun Slick Trap Club in Holmen (LaCrosse County); at the Dairy Queen in Boscobel (Grant County); and in Lancaster (Grant County), WI.
-Boards boat to watch fireworks on the Mississippi River at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA.

Sun. July 4, 2004 ...travelling with Gov. Tom Vilsack, subject of much speculation as a possible running mate, and First Lady Christie Vilsack.
-Mass at Church of the Resurrection, Dubuque, IA.
-Marches in Independence Day Parade, Cascade, IA.
-Visits Field of Dreams, Dyersville, IA.
-Attends 4th of July Barbeque at the home of Margaret Donnelly Leonard (417 3rd Ave NE), Independence, IA.
-Attends 4th of July Celebration at National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Departs Cedar Rapids for Pittsburgh, PA.

Mon. July 5, 2004
-Sen. Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry hold "Independence Day Barbeque Celebrating the Spirit of America" with Midwest Democratic activists and members of Veterans for Kerry at the farm, Fox Chapel (near Pittsburgh), PA.

Tues. July 6, 2004
-Rally to kick off three-day focus on restoring responsible leadership Announces selection of Sen. John Edwards as his running mate in a rally at Market Square, downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
Flight from Pittsburgh to Indianapolis, IN.
-Remarks on responsible leadership at the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 47th Quadrennial Conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Flight from Indianapolis to Washington, DC.
-Remarks on responsible leadership to the National Education Association’s 2004 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
-Kerrys and Edwardses overnight at the farm, Fox Chapel (near Pittsburgh), PA.

Kerry and Edwards campaign together for the first time on a four-day tour.
Wed. July 7, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards do a photo op at the farm, Fox Chapel (near Pittsburgh), PA.
Flight from from Pittsburgh to Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OH.
-Kerry and Edwards hold a rally at Burnham Park, downtown Cleveland, OH.
Flight from Cleveland to Dayton, OH.
-Kerry and Edwards attend a rally at Riverscape Metro Park, downtown Dayton, OH.
Flight from Dayton to Clearwater, FL.
-Kerry and Edwards attend at rally at the Coliseum, St. Petersburg, FL.

Thurs. July 8, 2004
Kerry and Edwards arrive Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
-Kerry and Edwards highlight their shared vision for a stronger America at the Jet Center of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Flight from Ft. Lauderdale to NY.
-Kerry and Edwards attend the Kerry/Edwards Victory 2004 Concert at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY.

Fri. July 9, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards attend a Kerry/Edwards Victory 2004 breakfast receptions at Pier 94, New York, NY.
Flight from NY to WV.
-Kerry and Edwards attend a "New Team for a New America" rally at Beckley/Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beaver, WV.
Flight from WV to Albuquerque, NM.
-Kerry and Edwards attend a "New Team for a New America" rally at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM.

Sat. July 10, 2004
Kerry and Edwards arrive mid-afternoon at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Raleigh, NC.
-Kerry and Edwards attend a "New Team for a New America" rally at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Sun. July 11, 2004

Mon. July 12, 2004
-Attends a Kerry-Edwards Unity Breakfast at Hampton Inn Suites, Boston, MA. ($)
-Attends a Kerry-Edwards Victory 2004 Reception at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. ($)
-Stops in at private dedication of 9/11 memorial in Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA.
-Attends the Massachusetts Legislative Dinner at a private residence, Boston, MA.
-Attends pre-rally fundraiser, Boston, MA.
-Kerry-Edwards 2004 rally at Fleet Boston Pavilion, Boston, MA.

Tues. July 13, 2004
Boston, no public events.

Wed. July 14, 2004
Boston, no public events

Thurs. July 15, 2004
Arrives at Old International Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.
-Addresses the 95th Annual NAACP Convention at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.
-Kicks off "Front Porch Tour: Hometown Values for a Stronger America" at the home of Bill and Mary Kay Bowden in Lansdowne, PA.
Flight Old International Terminal, Philadelphia to Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV.
-Attends Kerry-Edwards Victory 2004 reception at Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. ($)
-Attends a Kerry-Edwards 2004 rally at the University of Charleston's Riggleman Hall Lawn, Charleston, WV.

Fri. July 16, 2004
-Addresses 2004 American Federation of Teachers National Convention at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
-Attends a Kerry-Edwards Victory 2004 reception at the Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

Sat. July 17, 2004
Sun. July 18, 2004
Mon. July 19, 2004
Tues. July 20, 2004
-Four days at the home in Nantucket working on convention speech, planning.

Wed. July 21, 2004
Nantucket-Boston-Arrives Detroit, MI late evening and stays overnight.

Thurs. July 22, 2004
-Addresses the 2004 National Urban League Conference at Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.
-Receives the endorsement of Rep. Dennis Kucinich during an African-American ministers' reception at Cobo Center, Detroit, MI.
Arrives Denver International Airport, Denver, CO late afternoon.

"America’s Freedom Trail" tour
Fri. July 23, 2004
-Tours Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Aurora, CO.
-Kerry and Edwards kick off the "America’s Freedom Trail" tour at Parade Grounds, FitzSimmons Campus in Aurora, CO.

Sat. July 24, 2004
Departs Denver mid-morning for Sioux City, IA.
-Introduced by THK, rallies at Anderson Dance Pavilion (outdoors) in Sioux City, IA.
Arrives Columbus, OH in the early evening and stays overnight.

Sun. July 25, 2004
-Attends church at First Church of God with Mayor Coleman in Columbus, OH
-Front porch stop at Janet and Jesse Robert Aikens' home (she is a nurse, he is retired) in Ward 62 (Park Ridge Village, near Minerva Park) in Columbus, OH.
Flight Columbus to Boston.
Surprise appearance--throws out the first pitch in Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Flight to Florida in the wee hours of the morning.

Mon. July 26, 2004
-Tours the Discovery space shuttle;town hall meeting at Kennedy Space Center Visitors' Complex in Cape Canaveral, FL.    -Kerry's critics sought to compare photos of him wearing a light blue protective suit for the tour to the 1988 image of Dukakis in a tank.

Tues. July 27, 2004
-Rally at Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA.
-Rally on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA.

Wed. July 28, 2004
Flight to Boston, MA.
-From Logan Airport, accompanied by 12 swift boat crewmates and Jim Rassmann, the Special Forces officer whose life he saved in Vietnam, Kerry crosses Boston Harbor on the water taxi Lulu E and rallies at Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA.

Thurs. July 29, 2004
-Delivers acceptance speech at FleetCenter in Boston, MA.
-Kerry and Edwards attend "Pops on the Bay" concert and fireworks at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA.

Two-week "Believe in America" tour
Fri. July 30, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards kickoff their "Believe in America" tour with a morning rally at Langone Park in Boston, MA.  -travel by bus
Kerrys and Edwardses make much publicized stop at Wendy's to mark the Edwardses 27th wedding anniversary, in Newburgh, NY.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at Courthouse Square in Scranton, PA.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA.

Sat. July 31, 2004
-Kerry and Edwards rally at Greensburg Train Station in Greensburg, PA.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at Heritage Port in Wheeling, WV.
-Kerry and Edwards rally at Muskingum County Courthouse in Zanesville, OH.

Copyright © 2004, 2005  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action