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

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

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


Nikki Haley

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

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.