Council Bluffs, IA – U.S. Senator Tim Scott is gearing up his campaign in the Hawkeye State as he officially enters the presidential primary contest. With a focus on Iowa, Scott has announced key staff appointments and upcoming events to engage with the local community. The campaign aims to make a lasting impression in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Scott’s Iowa operation is strengthened by the addition of seasoned political operatives Annie Kelly Kuhle and Jeff Glassburner. Kuhle, a partner at FP1 Strategies, joins as a senior adviser, bringing extensive experience from her involvement in two presidential campaigns, including her role as Iowa state director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 effort. Kuhle has also served as a regional political director at both the National Republican Congressional Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee. Glassburner assumes the role of Iowa state director, having previously worked as a deputy regional data director overseeing 13 states at the Republican National Committee. He brings valuable expertise from managing four statewide campaigns across three states.
Expressing confidence in the Iowa team, Scott’s national campaign manager, Jennifer DeCasper, stated, “Jeff, Annie, and the rest of our Iowa team are the best of the best. Their deep experience and tenacity will give our campaign a distinct edge. I’m so glad they’re on our team.”
Joining Kuhle and Glassburner are George Anderson, Cole Kramersmeier, and Andy Finzer, who will serve as Iowa regional political directors. Anderson and Kramersmeier, both native Iowans, previously worked as regional political directors for the Republican Party of Iowa. Finzer, a longtime Iowa resident, brings valuable experience from his work for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund.
To engage with the Iowa community and present his vision for the future, Tim Scott has planned a series of events in Council Bluffs and Des Moines. On Friday, June 2, he will kick off the activities by hosting a Business Roundtable with local business owners in the Council Bluffs area. This roundtable will provide an opportunity for Scott to engage with business leaders, discuss economic policies, and understand the challenges faced by local entrepreneurs.
Following the Business Roundtable, Scott will host a town hall in the evening, offering residents an open platform to ask questions, share concerns, and provide feedback on the issues that matter most to them. The town hall format allows for an interactive discussion, enabling Scott to connect directly with the community.
Tim Scott Event Details:
Senator Tim Scott to host Business Roundtable in Council Bluffs
- WHEN: Friday, June 2, 2023, Event starts at 3:00 PM CT
Senator Tim Scott to host Town Hall in Council Bluffs
- WHEN: Friday, June 2, 2023, Doors open at 5:00 PM CT, Event starts at 5:30 PM CT
On Saturday, June 3, Tim Scott will join U.S. Senator Joni Ernst at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for her annual Roast and Ride fundraiser. This event serves as a platform for both senators to engage with supporters and address key topics relevant to the state of Iowa.
Having recently announced his campaign, Tim Scott brings a significant war chest of $22 million, positioning him well to establish a strong organizational foundation necessary for competing against his higher-polling rivals. Scott has wasted no time in reaching out to Iowa Republicans, sharing his personal story, and emphasizing themes of faith, opportunity, and safeguarding the country’s future.
Of particular importance in the critical evangelical vote in Iowa, Scott has begun making inroads with Republican pastors, recognizing their influential role in shaping the opinions of the state’s voters.
As Tim Scott returns to Iowa, his commitment to connecting with the community is evident through the upcoming events, including the Business Roundtable, town hall, and participation in Senator Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride fundraiser. With the support of key Iowa staff members, Annie Kelly Kuhle and Jeff Glassburner, Scott’s campaign aims to build a strong foundation and engage with voters on critical issues that will shape the path to the presidency.