DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., heads to Iowa next week to headline two events in Clear Lake and in Ames.
Rubio ran for president in 2016 and finished in the Iowa Caucuses.
On Monday, August 30, 2021, Rubio will headline a Republican Party of Iowa reception at the Mason City Airport. He will participate in a panel discussion led by Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. The reception will also feature U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny, and former Speaker of the Iowa House and current Iowa GOP Co-Chair Linda Upmeyer.
The reception starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the Holt, Rozendaal, and Hovland Hangars (Hwy 122 West Mason City, IA 50401). Tickets can be purchased here.
On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Rubio will headline a Story County Republican Party breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ames (1325 Dickinson Ave., Ames, IA 50014). Tickets can be purchased here.
“Senator Rubio was one of the many candidates we had the opportunity to host in the 2016 caucus cycle and we are excited to welcome him back to Ames,” Brett Barker, chairman of the Story County Republican Party, told The Iowa Torch.
He joins other prominent Republicans who have visited Iowa this summer such as former Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the winner of the 2016 Iowa Caucus, will speak at Hinson’s fundraising event on August 28. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, will headline a Dallas County GOP fundraiser on September 2. Last week, U.S. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., held an America First rally in Des Moines.