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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 10:34
Ron Paul Hits the Campaign Trail in Iowa;  November 4th visit includes media, company,town hall meeting and Republican Party fundraiser
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will visit the Hawkeye State again for a series of events and appearances.  The visit will encompass four stops and is set to occur on Friday, November 4th.

Dr. Paul will first appear live with host Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio.  He will then hold an employee town hall meeting with workers at Nationwide/Allied Insurance, a company that employs 4,500 people in the Des Moines area and offers them the opportunity to interact with presidential candidates. 

Next, Dr. Paul will appear live on KCCI (TV) television.  He will then tape a 20-minute segment on AARP issues.  The AARP interview will be conducted by local television personality Dave Price, and includes questions on jobs, the economy, retirement security, Social Security, and Medicare.

The final event of the day is the Republican Party of Iowa’s statewide autumn fundraiser, the annual Reagan Dinner, where Dr. Paul will speak and greet party faithful.

The first four events are closed to the public, and the fifth is a ticket-only fundraiser. 

Event details are as follows.  All times Central.

Friday, November 4, 2011

9:05 a.m.
Appears live w/ Jan Mickelson
WHO Radio

3:45 p.m.*
Holds employee town hall meeting
Nationwide/Allied Insurance
1200 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50391

5:00 p.m.
Appears live on KCCI (CBS) TV

5:30 p.m.
Tapes 20-minute segment
AARP's Video Voters' Guide
2205 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

7:00 p.m.*
Speaks and greets GOP faithful
Republican Party of Iowa Reagan Dinner
Hy-Vee Hall, 730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

*Media are invited to cover the Nationwide/Allied event upon Dr. Paul’s arrival and as he exits, but the town hall meeting itself is closed to media.  Media are encouraged to attend and cover the Reagan Dinner.

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Ron Paul Campaign Issues Statement on Federal Debt News - U.S. debt surpasses Gross Domestic Product
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Today, Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate released the following statement regarding the news that the federal debt now exceeds the Gross Domestic Product of the United States.
“For far too long, Congress and Presidents have played budgetary tricks on the American people by pretending we could trim around the edges and still afford endless expenditures on entitlements and foreign interventions.   Ron Paul's ‘Plan to Restore America’ confronts our debt crisis head-on by cutting $1 trillion in his first year and delivering a fully balanced budget by his third year.
“We can no longer afford politicians who play games with America's future.  As President, Ron Paul will treat the American people with the respect they deserve by being honest about our nation's situation and implementing fundamental reforms to return America to prosperity.”
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Ron Paul to Again Visit Iowa to Meet Manufacturers and Voters, NAM speech, retail stop and town hall meeting round out one-day trip
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that Dr. Paul will again visit Iowa.  This latest visit will occur on Tuesday, November 1st.

The visit takes place three short days after his October 29th scheduled trip to Des Moines for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), and his Carroll Town Hall Meeting in West Central Iowa.

On November 1st, Ron Paul will visit with members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in south east Iowa.  U.S. loss of manufacturing dramatically affects unemployment in America and has contributed to stubborn joblessness.  Congressman Paul, in remarks reflecting the proper role of government, will share his long-term vision for how to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness.

Following the visit with NAM members, Dr. Paul will greet voters at Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa and hold a town hall meeting in Ottumwa.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10:00 a.m.
Speech
National Association of Manufactures (NAM)
Forum on Manufacturing
Vermeer Global Pavilion
2110 E. Vermeer Road
Pella, Iowa 50219

12:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet
Smokey Row Coffee House
109 S. Market Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

2:00 p.m.
Ottumwa Town Hall Meeting
Bridge View Center
102 Church Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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Ron Paul Easily Defeats Republican Primary Competitors in Iowa Straw Poll
Garners 82 percent of total in NFRA’s Iowa-only tally of GOP activists; also wins open-voter tally
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Earlier today Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul defeated his GOP competitors, winning 82 percent of the vote in a poll of Iowa GOP activists.  Dr. Paul’s nearest competitor was pizza baron Herman Cain, who garnered an unimpressive 14.7 percent of the vote.

The poll of Iowa voters took place in Des Moines as part of the National Federation of Republic Assemblies Presidential Preference Convention and Straw Poll.  The victory among Iowa voters demonstrates that Dr. Paul has substantial support among Republican Party activists in the Hawkeye State. 

“In Iowa, Ron Paul continues to engage and inspire concerned voters at town hall meetings and in other settings.  This contest, however, shows that Dr. Paul and his campaign have tremendous organization strength.  Iowa voters are ready for when the opportunity to vote for Ron Paul arises, and today they have done just that quite decisively,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

In addition to winning the Iowa-only tally conducted at the NFRA convention, Dr. Paul won the open-voter tally which was not restricted to voters from Iowa.  The open-voter results had Dr. Paul winning by 26 percent, followed by Cain at 25 percent, Perry and Santorum tied at 16 percent, and others with low double- and single-digit percentages.

Below find the straw poll results for the Iowa-only contest:

Ron Paul 82%.
Herman Cain 14.7%
Rick Santorum 1%
Newt Gingrich 0.9%
Michele Bachmann 0.5%
Rick Perry 0.5%
Gary Johnson 0.2%
Mitt Romney 0%
Jon Huntsman 0%
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