July 31st, 2007
11:36 AM ET
12 years ago

Edwards launches Iowa bus tour

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) - It's a sight that Iowans are used to seeing by now, but nonetheless Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards announced that he, too, will be touring the state in a bus.

The campaign said Tuesday that the seven-day trip, dubbed the "Fighting for One America" bus tour, will make stops in 30 counties. It will begin Monday, August 13, in Des Moines, where the Iowa State Fair will be well underway. The tour will take the former senator through all regions of the state before returning back to Des Moines on Sunday, August 19, for a Democratic debate at Drake University.

In a statement, Edwards said, "I’m looking forward to this trip and talking with Iowans about our fight to build One America – an America where everyone has a chance to get ahead and where the needs of regular Americans come before the needs of powerful special interests."

Recently, buses stocked with presidential hopefuls have been no strangers to the Hawkeye State. Thus far Democrat Chris Dodd and Republicans Sam Brownback, Mitt Romney, and Tommy Thompson have all jumped on the bandwagon, so to speak. Republican John McCain also took his "Straight Talk Express" –made famous in his 2000 presidential bid– out for a ride in March.

–CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

Filed under: Iowa • John Edwards • Race to '08
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    I wonder if Edwards will be accused of copying people?

    July 31, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. IV

    I'd never give the Edwards campaign money. Edwards' $400 and $1200 haircuts easily swallow any small-donor contributions he receives.

    July 31, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Trumandem

    There you go IV. If you're rich you can't talk about poverty. Your simply aren't allowed to in the politcal arena. OTOH, if you we're dirt poor before you were rich you can step in and talk from experience. Oh wait,.....that's right, Edwards was dirt poor before he was rich. Bringing FAUXNews views over to CNN must make you feel right at home.

    July 31, 2007 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  4. Chris Raleigh,NC

    As he launches his bus tour, I wonder who he will throw under it this time?

    August 1, 2007 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  5. John Schaaf, Long Beach, Ca.

    Throw under the bus? Haircuts?

    Boy that's some in-depth analysis.

    If that's the depth of Sen. Edwards opposition, I can smell the nomination now!

    Edwards/Richardson in 2008

    August 1, 2007 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. James, Phoenix AZ

    John ~ Long Beach,

    That is the depth of the discussion of Edwards because he isn't a heavy weight. His most recent achievements include losing his congressional seat, losing a VP run, whining about democratic rivals being in the debates, and learning how to switch gears from Lance Armstrong.

    He's the fly-paper candidate (opposed to Bill Clinton being the teflon candidate). He's lightweight and everything sticks to him (haircut issue, learning to ride a bicycle, etc).

    August 1, 2007 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |