IOWA STATE FAIR SOAPBOX

The soapbox speeches are held along the Grand Concourse in front of the Horner Service Center.

Dates and times for other appearances are subject to change. The schedule will be continuously updated at DesMoinesRegister.com/politics.


THURSDAY, AUG. 7

10:15 a.m.: Democrat Michael Fitzgerald, running for state treasurer
10:40 a.m.: Democrat Bruce Braley, running for U.S. Senate
1:15 p.m.: Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks, running for Congress in the 2nd Distrct
2 p.m.: Democrat Sherrie Taha, running for secretary of agriculture
3 p.m.: Democrat Tom Miller, running for attorney general
4:20 p.m.: Independent Rick Stewart, running for U.S. Senate
4:40 p.m.: Republican Sam Clovis, running for state treasurer


FRIDAY, AUG. 8
10:30 a.m.: 
Republican Steve King, running for Congress in the 4th District
11 a.m.: Republican Bill Northey, running for secretary of agriculture
11:30 a.m.: Republican Joni Ernst, running for U.S. Senate
12:30 p.m.: Democrat Jack Hatch, running for governor
1 p.m.: Republican Paul Pate, running for secretary of state
2 p.m.: Democrat Brad Anderson, running for secretary of state
3 p.m.: Independent Jonathan Narcisse, running for governor


MONDAY, AUG. 11
1:30 p.m.:
 Republican Terry Branstad, running for governor
2 p.m.: Republican Adam Gregg, running for attorney general


TUESDAY, AUG. 12
10:10 a.m.:
 Republican Rod Blum, running for Congress in the 1st District
10:30 a.m.: Democrat Jim Mowrer, running for Congress in the 4th District
11 a.m.: Democrat Dave Loebsack, running for Congress in the 2nd District
11:30 a.m.: Texas Gov. Rick Perry
4:30 p.m.: Republican Mary Mosiman, running for state auditor


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13
10:30 a.m.: 
Republican David Young, running for Congress in the 3rd District
1 p.m.: Democrat Pat Murphy, running for Congress in the 1st District


THURSDAY, AUG. 14
4 p.m.:
 Democrat Staci Appel, running for Congress in the 3rd District


FRIDAY, AUG. 15
10:30 a.m.: 
Democrat Jon Neiderbach, running for state auditor


SATURDAY, AUG. 16
4:15 p.m.: 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of Democratic National Committee

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