Despite the struggles of Iowa Democrats to sustain the fate of their own Iowa caucuses, the 2024 GOP caucuses are on track here in Iowa. Iowa Field Report will continue to cover the latest developments of the Republican campaign trail here in the Cyclone State.
Here is where we stand.
The candidates who have made trips or have announced them:
Former Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo
Pompeo plans to make another trip to Iowa to speak at the 2021 FAMiLy Leadership Summit on July 16 in Des Moines, located at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Pompeo also came to Iowa on March 25th & 26th for events in Pella, Des Moines, and Council Bluffs.
- Bio:: He is a former member of the US House of Representatives from Kansas, serving from 2011 through 2017 when he was appointed the head of the CIA. President Trump tapped him to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
- Counties Visited: Marion, Polk, and Pottawattamie County
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) May 26, 2021
Senator Tim Scott
Tim Scott is the junior Senator from South Carolina. Scott joined fellow Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann for an event in Davenport on April 15.
- Bio: Scott served in the South Carolina Legislature. Later, the US House of Representatives for SC01 before then-Governor Nikki Haley selected him to fill the vacancy left by Jim Demint for South Carolinas US senate seat.
- Counties Visited: Scott County
Senator Rick Scott
NRSC Chairman Scott visited Iowa on April 1st. He was the headliner for a fundraiser in Cedar Rapids Republican Party of Iowa with Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, Co-chair Linda Upmeyer, and Senator Joni Ernst.
- Bio: Scott is a former two-term Governor of Florida and now serves as the junior US Senator from Florida with Marco Rubio.
- Counties visited: Linn County
US @SenRickScott is coming to Cedar Rapids, IA. He will headline a fundraiser with @joniernst @hinsonashley @SpeakerUpmeyer & @kaufmannGOP. #fitn #iapolitics #iacaucus #iasen #IA01 pic.twitter.com/q3FZg5Sb4E
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) March 8, 2021
Senator Tom Cotton
Senator Tom Cotton is coming with Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to Iowa in June to help fundraise for the Iowa GOP. Senator Cotton will be headed to Sioux Center on the 29th.
- Bio: Cotton is a Senator from Arkansas and is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan.
- Counties to be visited: Woodbury County
Haley will be in Des Moines to headline the Iowa GOP’s Lincoln Dinner on the 24th.
- Bio: Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina and has served as a US Ambassador for the United Nations in the Trump administration.
- Counties to be visited: Polk County
EXCLUSIVE: Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN & Governor of South Carolina @NikkiHaley is headed to Iowa. She will headline @IowaGOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on June 24th. This is a big 2024 get for the party. #IAPolitics #IACaucus pic.twitter.com/rc2yJh13Ei
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) April 22, 2021
Governor Kristi Noem
Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem will headline the FAMiLY Leader’s 10th annual Leadership Summit on July 16th, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.
- Bio: Noem is frequently cited to be a possible 2024 presidential candidate. Noem is currently the 1st elected female Senator from South Dakota.
- Counties visited: Polk County.
— Iowa Field Report.com (@IAFieldReport) May 12, 2021