Another date has been added to Governor Romney’s calendar…
He’s going to IOWA.
The Hawkeye State is Romney’s end-of-month destination where he’ll speak at a double-header:
Republican Mitt Romney will visit Iowa this month, making his first trip to the lead-off caucus state since announcing he’d form a presidential campaign exploratory committee.
Romney adviser David Kochel says the former Massachusetts governor will speak at a May 27 event sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. He also will headline a reception in Linn County sponsored by the Linn and Johnson county Republican Party organizations.
Iowa’s precinct caucuses will begin the GOP nominating process in February.
(my emphasis) Read more here.
Romney’s featured speech at the Des Moines event will kick off the 2012 Presidential Candidate Series. It will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the State Historical Building in downtown Des Moines.
This series is being sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Mediacom and IowaPolitics.com and in partnership with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. As the First in the Nation Caucus, Iowa falls under a global spotlight, and an open invitation will be extended to prospective presidential candidates to address Central Iowans as part of the series between now and the 2012 Presidential Caucuses.
“Iowans are intensely proud and passionate of their role in helping to select our nation’s leader every four years,” said Martha Willits, CEO and President of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “Our ‘first in the nation’ status also carries great responsibility to become acquainted with the candidates, educated on the issues, and vocal on the issues important to Iowa voters. That’s why we are pleased to partner with local and statewide groups to host this Des Moines-area series.”
Lynn Campbell of Iowa Politics.com, which is owned by the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, will serve as the moderator for the series. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions via social media on the Partnership Facebook and Twitter sites.
Attendee information may be found here.
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