Des Moines Register Soap Box at the Iowa State Fair

– video – 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019.

23 CANDIDATES: Bennet, Biden, Booker, Bullock, Buttigieg, Castro, de Blasio, Delaney, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Harris, Hickenlooper, Inslee, Klobuchar, Moulton, O'Rourke, Ryan, Sanders, Sestak, Steyer, Warren, Williamson, Yang and Weld.

Background: Candidates have 20 minutes to speak from a stage just off the concourse.

Iowa State Fair Related Travel
  • 12:45 p.m.: Democrat Steve Bullock, the sitting governor of Montana.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Democrat Joe Biden, a former vice president and former U.S. senator from Delaware.  
Friday, Aug. 9
  • 9 a.m.: Democrat Julián Castro, secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama and the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Democrat Andrew Yang, a businessman. 
  • 11:15 a.m.: Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a former U.S. representative from Texas.cancelled trip
  • Noon: Democrat John Delaney, a former U.S. representative from Maryland.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Democrat Marianne Williamson, an author and activist.
  • 2:15 p.m.: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, the U.S. representative for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District.
Saturday, Aug. 10
  • 9 a.m.: Democrat Jay Inslee, the sitting governor of Washington. 
  • 10:30 a.m.: Democrat Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California. 
  • 11:15 a.m.: Democrat Tim Ryan, the U.S. representative for Ohio's 13th Congressional District. 
  • Noon: Democrat Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. senator from Minnesota.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Democrat Joe Sestak, a former U.S. representative from Pennsylvania and retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy.
  • 2:15 p.m.: Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, a U.S. senator from New York.
  • 3 p.m.: Democrat John Hickenlooper, a former governor of Colorado.
  • 3:45 p.m.: Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. 
  • 4:30 p.m.: Democrat Cory Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey.
Sunday, Aug. 11
  • 11:15 a.m.: Republican Bill Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Democrat Tom Steyer, a businessman and political donor.
  • 3 p.m.: Democrat Michael Bennet, a U.S. senator from Colorado.
  • 3:45 p.m.: Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont and an independent seeking the Democratic nomination.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Democrat Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
  • 1:30 p.m.: Democrat Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
Saturday, Aug. 17
  • Noon: Democrat Seth Moulton, the U.S. representative for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District. 
No one is currently scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12; Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 14-16; and Sunday, Aug. 18.
The following candidates have been invited to the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox but have yet to schedule appearances: Democrats Mike Gravel and Wayne Messam and Republican Donald Trump.

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Presidential Candidates

updated August 6, 2019
"there are also candidates that just “'stop by'”

Thursday, August 8, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Governor Steve Bullock

Friday August 9, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Congressman John Delaney
Congressman Beto O'Rourke

Saturday, August 10, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Senator Kamala Harris
Congressman Tim Ryan
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Senator Elizabeth Warren
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Governor John Hickenlooper
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator Amy Klobuchar [tentative]

Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Michael Bennet