IOWA 7 Electoral Votes
Bush-Cheney Gore-Lieberman
Campaign Campaign
Victory 2000 Political Director: Craig Schoenfeld 
...the Iowa caucus director for the Bush campaign; director of communications for the Iowa House Republican Caucus 1999-2000; analyst/legal counsel to the House Republican Caucus from 1994-98.
Three field staff: Matt Dummermuth (East), Scott Shuman (Central), Grant Young (West)
State Chairman: Joe Gunderson
Office: 521 East Locust, Des Moines (RPI headquarters)

Victory 2000 Exec. Dir.: Marlys Popma

Republican Party of Iowa
Chairman: Kayne Robinson
Exec. Dir.: Dee Stewart
Office: 521 East Locust, Des Moines

Gore-Lieberman State Director: Jeff Link 
...chief of staff to Sen. Harkin from 1997-99; ran his re-election campaign in 1996.
Press Secretary: Chris Moody
Political Director: Sabrina Skinner
Office: 5661 Fleur Drive, Des Moines (IDP headquarters)

Coordinated Campaign Director: Jon Carson

Iowa Democratic Party
Chairman: Rob Tully
Exec. Dir.: Jeani Murray
Office: 5661 Fleur Drive, Des Moines

Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
GWB: 5 trips
DC: 4 trips
Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
AG: 7 trips
JL: 1 trip
Nov. 6 -- GWB rally at Adler Theater in Davenport (second to last campaign stop; Arkansas then Austin). Nov. 6 -- 1. AG and TG meet with employees at a John Deere plant, Waterloo.  2. AG and TG rally volunteers at campaign headquarters, Waterloo. (First stops of Gore's final day of campaigning).
Nov. 3 -- AG and TG rally, Campanile Lawn, Iowa State University, Ames.
Nov. 1 -- (evening) GWB and LB on "Bringing America Together" tour participate in Victory 2000 rally in gymnasium at Valley High School in West Des Moines.
Oct. 30 -- DC Victory 2000 rally at Loras College, Dubuque.
Oct. 28 -- DC participates in a Victory 2000 rally at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.
Oct. 26 -- 1. AG tapes "Queen Latifah" at Scott Community College, Bettendorf.  2. AG rally at Jersey Ridge Road and East 11th Street, Davenport.
Oct. 23 -- GWB One-on-One at Color Converting Industries in Des Moines.
Oct. 18 -- AG and TG discuss Social Security, Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines.
Oct. 13 -- AG rally, Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids.
Oct. 6-7
Oct. 6 -- DC at East High School vs. West High School football game at Central Intermediate High School, Waterloo.
Oct. 7 -- 1. (a.m.) DC discussion with veterans at Veterans Memorial Hall,Waterloo.  2. (mid-day) DC participates in tailgate party before the Iowa State vs. Nebraska football game, Jack Trice Stadium, Ames.
Oct. 6 -- (arrive at Cedar Rapids Airport Oct. 5) (a.m.) GWB speech on drug policy at Jane Boyd Community House in Cedar Rapids.
Sept. 27 -- 1. AG leads a discussion on prescription drugs and Medicare, Greater Altoona Community Service, Altoona.  2. Rally on health coverage, Nollen Plaza at The Greater Civic Center, Des Moines.
Sept. 22 -- 1. (a.m.) DC discussion on prescription drugs at Witwer Senior Center in Cedar Rapids.  2. (afternoon) DC and LC, after arriving at Omaha, NE, discuss Medicare and prescription drug coverage in Council Bluffs.
Aug. 21 -- 1. GWB at the Downtown School, Des Moines.  2. GWB Iowa Republican Party Dinner, Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines.
Aug. 19-20 -- AG and JL "Setting Course for America's Future" Riverboat Tour:
Aug. 19 -- 1. Rally, Hawthorne Street Park, Dubuque.  2. Meet with Voters, Riverview Street, Bellevue.  3. Rally, Municipal Courtyard, Clinton.
Aug. 20 -- 1. Remarks, Muscatine.  2. Remarks, Port of Burlington, Burlington.  3. Rally, Victory Park, Keokuk.
A Sampling of More Campaign Activity A Sampling of More Campaign Activity
Nov. 5 -- Former President George H.W. Bush speaks to supporters at a rally at a hotel in Des Moines.
Nov. 4 -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush speaks to supporters at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. 
Nov. 4 -- Following Gore's visit the previous day, "Gore Detectors" Elizabeth Dole, former Sen. Alan Simpson, Gov. william Janklow, Gov. Marc Racicot, state Rep. Ron Lewis (D-TX) and senior domestic policy advisor Steve Goldsmith hold a news conference at Story County Republican headquarters in Ames.
Nov. 1 -- Lynne Cheney rally at Bayliss Park Hall in Council Bluffs.
Oct. 25 -- Lynne Cheney visits the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Elementary School in Sergeant Bluff.
Oct. 24 -- "Barnstorm for Reform" -- Govs. Taft (OH) and Guinn (NV) and Texas Democrat John Hill speak at Bethany Home in Dubuque.
Nov. 2 -- Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, Kristin Gore, and National Farmers Union representatives at Democratic headquarters in Mason City (started in St. Paul, MN continued to Ames the next day).
Oct. 29 -- Celebrities--director Rob Reiner, actors Martin Sheen and Dule Hill ("The West Wing"), actress Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope") and actress Alfre Woodard--campaign for Gore at the University of Iowa's IMU in Iowa City (part of a multi-state tour).
Oct. 27 -- Rev. Jesse Jackson and comedian Al Franken speak at the University of Iowa's IMU in Iowa City (Nader spoke here later the same day).
Oct. 23 -- HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats unveil the DNC's 10-minute video on Bush at a news conference in Des Moines, one of dozens of such events around the country.
Television Television
Iowa-specific DNC issue ad "Don't-Iowa" from Oct. 10.
Some Newspaper Endorsements Some Newspaper Endorsements
Cedar Rapids Gazette 
Quad City Times
Des Moines Register --10/29/00
The Hawk Eye (Burlington) --10/29/00
No Endorsement
Globe Gazette (Mason City) --11/05/00
Waterloo Courier --11/05/00
Miscellaneous Notes Miscellaneous Notes
Victory 2000 Political Director Craig Schoenfeld stated that he saw "more participation from our Republican base than I have ever seen."  Indeed, an addition of less than two votes per precinct would have put Iowa's Electors in the Republican column for the first time since Reagan won in 1984.  Gore-Lieberman state director Jeff Link lauded the post-convention river boat tour: "The river tour was a home run for us...[it] really got us off on a good footing."

Other Candidates
Nader. Ralph Nader visited Iowa on Oct. 27 holding a press conference at the State Capitol in Des Moines and a rally at University of Iowa's IMU in Iowa City.
Browne. Harry Browne did an event at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City on the evening of Sept. 12.
Hagelin. Fairfield, Iowa is the base of operations of the Natural Law Party.

Copyright 2000, 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.