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August 8th, 2011
 

The Big Bopper JR. and The Crickets to Entertain Santorum Supporters in Ames

Former Senator Rick Santorum announced today he and his family will culminate their “Courage to Fight for American Values” tour with a summer dance party that will bring the best of Iowa to the Ames event on Saturday, August 13th.

Headlining the “Santorum Summer Dance Party” at the Ames Straw Poll will bethe famed band of Buddy Holly, “The Crickets,” and the son of Rock-and-Roll legend “The Big Bopper.”  Known as staples in Iowa, particularly the community of Clear Lake, both “The Crickets” and “The Big Bopper Jr.” will take the stage throughout the day of the Ames Straw Poll. Each year, Clear Lake celebrates a Winter Dance Party to commemorate the last concert of Buddy Holly and the Crickets, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

In addition to these family-friendly, Iowa fan-favorites, the Santorum’s will be offering straw poll attendees Iowa pork burgers for lunch.  To add a little touch of home, the Santorum’s will be handing out samples of their homemade “Presidential Peach Preserves” to all guests.  Prior to traveling to Iowa, the Santorum’s picked over 600 peaches from their family’s peach trees, peeled them, and made jam for all attendees to enjoy. The Santorum children will be handing out samples to attendees. In addition, the Santorum tent will have games for children and adults, and also feature additional Iowa musical talent.

“After three weeks of traveling across Iowa and meeting thousands of Iowans, we are excited to cap off our family trip with a day of fun in Ames,” said Senator Santorum.  “We are all looking forward to eating, singing, and dancing along with the traditions that make summertime in Iowa the epitome the heart of the American experience.”

A more detailed line-by-line of entertainment and activities will be released later.

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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