The Iowa Tea Party Bus Tour Hits The Road Monday

imageThe Iowa Tea Party and American Principles in Action’s Gold Standard 2012 and Preserve Innocence Initiatives will be hitting the road on Monday, June 13th until July 2nd on a tea party bus tour that will take them all over the state of Iowa.  Several presidential candidates have agreed to ride along: Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Former Senator Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.  Cain and Pawlenty have yet to select dates  The following is the latest schedule along with tentative candidate appearances:


  • June 13 – Council Bluffs – Elks Lodge 531 @ 6pm (380 McKenzie Avenue, Council Bluffs Iowa 51503)
  • June 14 – Sioux City – McCarthy & Bailey’s @ 6:30pm (421 Pearl St, Sioux City, IA 51101)
  • June 15 – Spencer- East Leach Park with Rick Santorum (tentative) @ 6pm (S. Grand Bridge & 4th St. SE, Spencer IA 51301)
  • June 16 (AM) – Mason City – Pizza Ranch @ 8:30am (1617 S. Monroe Ave, Mason City IA 50401)
  • June 16 (PM) – Waterloo – Waterloo Center for the Arts with Newt Gingrich (tentative) @ 6pm (225 Commercial St, Waterloo IA 50701)
  • June 17 – Cedar Rapids – Westdale Library ‘The Seuss Room’ with Gary Johnson @ 6pm (2600 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 319-398-5123)
  • June 18 (AM)– Dubuque – Carnegie Stout Library @ 10am (360 W 11th St, Dubuque IA 52001 563-589-4225)
  • June 18 (PM) – Davenport with Newt Gingrich (tentative) – TBA


  • June 20 – Burlington – Burlington Public Library @ 6pm (210 Court St. Burlington, IA 52601)
  • June 22 – Marshalltown – Legends Bar & Grill (Party Room) @ 12 noon (2902 South Center Street, Marshalltown IA 50158)
  • June 23 (AM) – Ames – Pizza Ranch @ 7am (1404 Boston Ave, Ames IA 50010)
  • June 23 (PM) – Ft Dodge – GOP HQ @ 6pm (900 Central Ave, suite 2, Ft Dodge IA 50501)
  • June 24 – Carroll – TBA
  • June 25 (AM) – Indianola – Pizza Ranch with Michele Bachmann @ 10am (1709 N Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125)
  • June 25 (PM) – Lamoni – Central Park Gazebo with Michele Bachmann @ 5pm (25th St & Central Park)


  • June 27 – Ottumwa – Central Park/Public Library with Rick Santorum @ 5:30pm (102 W 4th St, Ottumwa IA 52501)
  • June 28 – Oskaloosa – Smokey Row with Rick Santorum @ 7pm (109 S Market St, Oskaloosa IA 52577)
  • July 2 – Des Moines – Capital Terrace/West Lawn with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum @ 10am (1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines IA 50319)


Thanks for all you do. It has been fun to surf around and scope out this event. Of course, Ron Paul's absence seems odd. I sure hope he can make it. The others have learned a lot from his example. I have searched, unsuccessfully, for the "Iowa Tea Party" on the WEB, AND have it show this upcoming event. There *are* Iowa tea parties out there. But none I found are hosting this event. Perhaps this p[articular "Iowa Tea Party" is an ad-hoc organization, used to frame this event. If there is a WEB page for the "Iowa Tea Party" hosting this event, please provide it. Again, thanks for all you do.

John Bergin
John Bergin

Ron Paul will draw the crowds and they will vote. Iowa can join Utah and declare silver and gold legal tender. US Constitution, Article 1,sec.10(All States) must pay (ALL) debts with SILVER AND GOLD COINS It already is the law of our country. Did you get your tax return in silver or gold? Why not? Ask all the Presidential candidates how much real gold due we have in FortKnox? If they don't know,why not? Ron Paul is calling for a total audit of all gold bars and all gold coins in our treasuries vaults. The whole world wants to know,Why not?


To clarify: We have invited all the candidates to appear and speak on the Bus Tour, including Ron Paul. Unfortunately, to date, his staff has been somewhat unresponsive and he has not committed to a date on the tour. If this changes, we will be sure to update the schedule accordingly. For more information on the Bus Tour, go to And to see video and live streaming from the tour, visit

Aaron G.
Aaron G.

I hope you invited Ron Paul. He is the only GOP candidate to have advocated for a return to the gold standard since Nixon rejected Bretton Woods. Also, how can Federal Reserve crony, Herman Cain advocate for the Gold Standard with a straight face?

Carolyn Flynn
Carolyn Flynn

Where is RON PAUL? He IS the gold standard! You can't discuss the gold standard without him.