Last updated on October 18th, 2023 at 03:04 am
Donald Trump is set to attend two events in Iowa today. The first will be at the Dallas County Fairgrounds in Adel, followed by a Trump rally Clive at the Horizons Event Center at 3 p.m. The doors for the Clive event open at noon.
David Oman and Shelly Hughes discussed the evolving voter base in Dallas County. “The county used to be strongly conservative but is now more mixed,” Oman said. Hughes added that the county’s population is growing, especially in Waukee, and that “many new people are moving in from other states and they might not vote as conservatively.”
Both expressed excitement about political candidates, including Trump, visiting Dallas County. “It’s a great chance for local people to get to know the candidates better,” Hughes said.
Alex Latcham, a senior Trump adviser, stated, “I can promise you there is no backlog.” The campaign aims to enter attendee information into its database quickly and to follow up with calls within two days.
Trump Rally Clive, Iowa Event Details:
Trump Rally in Clive, Iowa Oct. 16, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm ET (3:00 pm CT)
Where: Horizons Event Center in Clive, IA
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Watch Full Video – Trump Rally at Clive, Iowa (Oct. 16)
The Iowa Republican presidential caucuses are scheduled for January 15, 2024. Trump currently leads in the polls, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trailing. DeSantis has focused on Iowa as a crucial state but has yet to gain significant traction.
During a recent stop in Cedar Rapids, Trump urged supporters to participate in the upcoming caucuses. “You have to get out at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15. We’re asking you to commit to caucus and bring as many as you can because we have to win big,” he said.
While Trump has garnered many commitments, not all supporters will necessarily caucus for him. Rick and Nancy Anderson, for example, are strong Trump supporters but won’t be caucusing as they reside in Florida during the winter.
According to recent polls, Trump holds a commanding lead among Iowa Republicans. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the only other candidate to reach double digits but still trails significantly. Despite DeSantis’ efforts to appeal to evangelical voters in Iowa, his campaign has not seen a shift in his favor.
Trump was in Iowa last weekend when he spoke to a crowd at a Cedar Rapids hotel ballroom. He also spoke at an event in Ottumwa at the end of September.