March 5th, 2010

All Three Gubernatorial Candidates to Attend Scott County Convention

County Convention WeekendRepublican candidates will be busy traveling to county conventions this weekend. compiled the list of counties that the gubernatorial candidates will visit. If you live west of Interstate 35, don’t expect to see one of the three candidates. If you want to see all three candidates together, you will have to head to Scott County, which is the only place in the state where all three candidates are planning to stop.

Polk, Black Hawk, Dubuque, Linn, and Cedar Counties will be visited by two candidates. Bob Vander Plaats is the only candidate who doesn’t have to share the stage in a county, which will happen when he visits the Muscatine County convention. In addition to attending five county conventions, Branstad also found time to attend a fundraiser for State Representative Jeff Kaufmann.

Below is the map of where the candidates will be.

Gov Candidate County Conventions

Linn County – 9 a.m.
Black Hawk County – 11 a.m.
Dubuque County – 1:30 p.m.
Scott County – 3:30 p.m.
Kaufmann Fundraiser – 5:15 p.m.
Cedar County – 6:30 p.m.

Vander Plaats:
Polk County – 9:00 a.m.
Muscatine County – 11:00 a.m.
Dubuque County – 1:00 p.m.
Scott County – 2:30 p.m.

Polk County
Black Hawk County
Linn County
Scott County
Cedar County

TIR will be at the Polk County Convention in hopes of becoming a delegate…

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