Sen. Bob Smith in Iowa

Iowa Announcement Tour   February 19-20, 1999
Photos Courtesy of Dave Nelson. Copyright 1999 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.  All rights reserved.
Following his announcement speech at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, NH, Sen. Smith proceeded to Iowa for a whirlwind RV tour of that state. Smith visited eight cities, traveling over 1,000 miles in 39 hours.  Arriving in Council Bluffs, in a snow storm, very late on February 18, he drove to Des Moines reaching there at around 2 a.m.  The next morning started with a 7:00 a.m. press conference at Smith for President's Des Moines campaign office.  From there, Smith and his group travelled to Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque and Fort Dodge, finally arriving in Sioux City at 3:45 a.m.  The next morning it was up early for an 8:00 a.m press conference in Sioux City, and then on to Council Bluffs.  Sen. Smith caught a noon flight to North Carolina for a couple of events there.  "The Senator is an Iron-man," stated his Iowa Field Director Dave Nelson.
Sen. and Mary Jo Smith somewhere along I-80 standing beside the RV which was dubbed the "Freedom Wagon."  They stopped in eight cities, covering over 1000 miles in 39 hours. 
  Sen. Smith at the campaign office in Des Moines. Sen. Smith and Mary Jo with Dave Nelson, Iowa Field Director, in the campaign office in Des Moines.
Sen. Smith addresses students, faculty and area residents at Loras College in Dubuque. Sen. Smith and Mary Jo leaving Loras College.