Last updated on September 20th, 2023 at 07:01 am
Former President Donald Trump’s campaign in Iowa is gearing up for an active seven weeks ahead, with multiple trips planned, according to campaign officials. Trump is set to visit Dubuque and Maquoketa next week, signaling an increased focus on the crucial state.
Trump’s campaign schedule in Iowa has been relatively modest compared to other Republican presidential candidates, but that is about to change, according to his campaign staff. Local officials and Republicans in Iowa are eagerly anticipating Trump’s visits.
Trump set to visit Dubuque and Maquoketa
Dubuque County Republicans Chairman John Darrah expressed excitement about Trump’s visit, calling it a significant event. Similarly, Jackson County GOP Chair Darla Chappell welcomed the news and emphasized the importance of Trump’s visit to Jackson County, a region that often feels overlooked.
The Team Trump Iowa Commit to Caucus Event on September 20 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa is expected to draw considerable attention and attendees. Chappell mentioned their excitement about hearing what Trump has to say and their hope for a large crowd at the event.
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While safety planning is underway to accommodate expected crowds, law enforcement agencies are gearing up for Trump’s visits. Jackson County Sheriff Brent Kilburg mentioned working closely with the Maquoketa Police Department to ensure a smooth event.
Dubuque Police Department Lt. Brendan Welsh confirmed recent contact with the U.S. Secret Service regarding a potential Dubuque visit by Trump on September 20.
Trump’s campaign has announced a series of five more trips to Iowa over the next seven weeks, After the visit to Maquoketa and Dubuque, Trump will return to Iowa on the following dates, according to his campaign:
- Sunday, Oct. 1
- Saturday, Oct. 7
- Monday, Oct. 16
- Sometime between Oct. 29 and Oct. 31
The campaign’s organizing efforts will include a “Team Trump Caucus Commitment” event with volunteers at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa and remarks at the Grand River Conference Center in Dubuque.
Despite the increased pace of Trump’s campaign activities in Iowa, it still falls short of the extensive efforts made by some of his Republican rivals. Candidates like Mike Pence and Vivek Ramaswamy have conducted over four dozen events in Iowa this year, according to the Des Moines Register’s candidate tracker.
Trump continues to maintain a substantial lead in national Republican presidential primary polls, with a 40-percentage-point advantage over DeSantis and other contenders, according to Real Clear Politics. In Iowa, Trump holds a 23-point lead over DeSantis in the first Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll of the cycle, published in August, and a 37-point lead in an Iowa State University/Civiqs poll released last week.
Trump’s upcoming visits to Iowa will focus on organizing for the Iowa Republican caucuses scheduled for January 15. The campaign aims to identify supporters, provide training for caucus participation, and encourage caucus veterans to speak on Trump’s behalf.
The significance of Trump’s presence in Iowa underscores the state’s continued importance in American politics as a crucial battleground. His visits are expected to re-energize his supporters and draw attention from across the political spectrum.
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