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Campaign Chronicles Update

Released: 10/20/05

This week I have enjoyed being in six Iowa communities for the campaign. I have met with faith leaders in Cedar Rapids, talked to a group of high school government students at Center Point - Urbana High School (see story), met with supporters in Harrison and Cass Counties and toured the new conference center in Denison with Mayor Al Roeder. Each day we work to share our vision for a stronger Iowa and each day we are gaining new support and making new friends.

Please enjoy the most recent Campaign Chronicles listed below.

Northwestern College Republicans Recruitment Drive - Orange City

NorthwesternI always love being on the Northwestern College campus! The College Republicans served Root Beer Floats on this beautiful day and it was great visiting with students and professors; reminiscing about my time at Northwestern and my vision for the state of Iowa. It is so interesting to listen to the student perspective regarding the business climate in Iowa for their chosen fields. It was also a pleasure visiting with Dr. Murphy, President of Northwestern College. Special thanks to Mick Schneider for planning a wonderful event and for his involvement in the college Republicans! It is vital that we create an economy that allows the students of Northwestern College, and every Iowa college, to find opportunity and prosperity in Iowa! Watch VideoWatch the Video!

Pella Water Fight - Pella

Pella WaterfightAfter the long trip from Dickinson County, I quickly changed and off we went to play in the water. There is never a dull moment when you’re running for governor! I joined the Republican line-up as front-man with the fire hose. Our first attempt wasn’t pretty, but we pulled out a victory on our second try. This is such a fun community-building event and we had a great time watching doctors, nurses, local daycare providers, and many others join in the water fights. There were even some professors from Central College who came out in their caps and gowns! My warmest thanks to Irene Blum for organizing our team entry! Thanks also go to Denny Hanson, Norm Rosendale, and the many others for participating and sharing a good laugh! Watch VideoWatch the Video!

Sheldon Celebrations Day Parade - Sheldon

SheldonIt was great to be back in my hometown of Sheldon for our annual Celebrations Days! As I walked the same streets that I walked as a child, it was great to be with such a great group of supporters; Jason Moser, Randy Feenstra, Dave Van Wyk, my and Darla’s families, and many new faces. Seeing some old friends along the route was one of the best parts of the day! Many thanks to the over 50 volunteers who set aside their Labor Day plans in order to walk with us in the Parade. We love O’Brien County! Watch VideoWatch the Video!


We look forward to seeing you soon in your community.  If you have an event you would like the campaign to be at, please contact Linda Holub, lindah@vpforgov.com with all the information.

Upcoming Events...

RPI Reagan Day Dinner

Saturday, October 22, 200 – Featuring Bill Frist
Embassy Suites 101 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa
6:00 p.m. Reception - 7:00 Dinner
For Tickets contact Eric Brandstad 515-282-8105


Sincerely, Bob Vander Plaats

          Bob Vander Plaats

For more information on the Vander Plaats for Governor Campaign visit www.vpforgov.com