August 11th, 2007
01:31 PM ET
16 years ago

Dems move into Iowa spotlight next week

Obama will be one of many candidates in Iowa next week.

(CNN) - Must be the butter cow.

Following attention on Republican candidates this week around the Ames Straw Poll, Democratic presidential candidates will pour into Iowa next week. And like their GOP counterparts, the state fair is a command performance.

Senator Joe Biden starts off the influx with stops all weekend, with stops in 5 cities

Senator Chris Dodd is in Des Moines Monday, beginning a week of appearances across the state.

Former Senator John Edwards Monday launches his "Fighting for One America" bus tour, beginning at his state headquarters and the Iowa State Fair, then traveling across the state all week.

Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign announced she will make appearances in 5 cities Tuesday and Wednesday, including a stop at the state fair.

Governor Bill Richardson Tuesday makes stops on Des Moines, including the state fair, followed by events around the state the rest of the week.

Senator Barack Obama Wednesday starts his "Road to Change" tour across the state, beginning in Cedar Falls and including a stop, where else, at the state fair.

All the Democratic candidates will end up in the same places Saturday and Sunday, attending an AFL-CIO "Workers for a Better America" event in Cedar Rapids Saturday, and a nationally televised debate Sunday morning at Drake University.

Democrats will not have the state to themselves though.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani returns to Iowa on August 15 after skipping the GOP straw poll in Ames on Saturday. He will cross paths with Clinton when both visit the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Wednesday.

And, another (likely) Republican candidate makes his first appearance in Iowa this week. Former Senator Fred Thompson, who previously made stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire, will be in Des Moines Friday. He may not have competed in the straw poll, but he still can enjoy the fair.

- CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Filed under: Iowa • Race to '08
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Steve, Toronto, Ontario

    Black is a color. Therefore these journalist should give a physical example of the shade of black which is black enough to get the black vote. Then all of the candidates should be held to this litmus test. If the black that they are referring to is not a color, they should explain exactly what they mean by the term. That would put an abrupt end to this nonsense.

    August 11, 2007 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. David, Salinas, CA

    Foreign Policy Experience of Leading Presidential Candidates:


    Biden – 35 years U.S. Senate, (Chairman, Foreign Relations)

    Clinton, 8 years First Lady, 7 years U.S. Senate (Armed Services)

    Obama. 3 years U.S. Senate (Foreign Relations, Homeland security, Veteran’s Affairs)

    Edwards, 6 years U.S. Senate (Intelligence)

    Richardson, 2 years State Dept., 3 years staff Senate Foreign Relations, 15 years in Congress,
    2 years U.S. Ambassador to U.N.

    Dodd – 2 years Peace Corps, 6 years Army Reserves, 27 years in U.S. Senate (Foreign Relations)


    McCain, 22 years U.S. Navy (5½ as POW), 4 years Congress,
    21 years U.S. Senate (Armed Services)

    F. Thompson – 8 years in U. S Senate

    Brownback – 2 years in congress, 7 years in U.S. senate

    Huckabee – none

    Romney – none

    Giuliani -none

    August 12, 2007 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. TC, Oklahoma City

    Obama/Gore 08 !!!!!

    August 14, 2007 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |