Delaney Sends A Strong Message to Iowa

Month-long road trip shows unmatched commitment to rural communities in final push to the caucuses

DES MOINES, IOWA – From Montezuma to Tripoli and from Muscatine to Matlock Presidential candidate Congressman John Delaney will be crisscrossing Iowa for the entire month of January on a small town blitz of 40 stops, a journey he’s dubbed the Send A Message Tour. Cruising in the campaign RV, “Big Blue,” Delaney and his field staff will be hosting meet and greets, knocking on doors, making supporter calls, and meeting with caucus-goers and precinct captains around the state. The schedule is intense and unique with Delaney and his team visiting many small Iowa towns that no Presidential campaign has yet visited. 

“I’m surprised to say that I’m still the only candidate who has visited all 99 counties in Iowa, which says something about the focus of the other candidates! I’m calling this final month-long trip before the caucuses the ‘Send A Message Tour’ because I’m asking Iowa voters to send a message that Rural America and Main Street America still matter and that my unique ideas about how to create economic opportunity for everyone – no matter where you live – has to be part of the Democratic platform,” said Delaney.

“By coming out to these events and supporting my candidacy, Iowans will also be sending a clear message that the Democratic Party has to fight for Rural America and forgotten small towns, that Iowa is important, that the best way to beat Donald Trump is with a strong and steady nominee who was successful in business and government, and that our nation needs a problem solver with a track record of getting things done.” 

“I think this Send A Message Tour will be a great way to have one more face to face with Iowans before they exercise their hard-earned right as the first choice in the Presidential nominating process.”

Delaney will be also be making stops along the way to visit with media. To request a one-on-one interview, please email

SEND A MESSAGE TOUR highlights below:

  • 40 campaign stops starting at the Just A Small Town Grill in Montezuma and ending at the Panther Lanes Bowling Alley in Tripoli
  • Delaney speaking at the Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, the Faith, Politics, & Common Good Summit in Des Moines, the People’s Caucus in Davenport and the Indivisible March in Dubuque
  • Delaney speaking at County Democrat events in DubuqueAlbia, Ankeny, Ames & Davenport
  • Delaney defiantly staying the race in Defiance
  • Door knocking in Gaza, Lebanon, What Cheer, Deep River, Dana, Panora, Okoboji, Storm Lake, Melrose and many more
  • Inviting the towns of Matlock and Bronson to Dinner in Doon
  • Meeting with the board of the Crisis Intervention Service in Mason City
  • Precinct Captain Appreciation Dinner at Delaney favorite Galleria de Paco in Waterloo

*Venues subject to change

1pm – Montezuma 
Just a Small Town Grill 
323 E Main St, Montezuma, IA 50171

2pm – Deep River 
Delaney & team door knocking

3:30p – What Cheer
Delaney & team door knocking

5pm – Brooklyn 
The Classic Deli
120 Jackson, Brooklyn, Iowa 52211

1p – Bronson
 Delaney & team door knocking

3p – Matlock
 Delaney & team door knocking

5p – Doon, Iowa
Burn’s Grill & Doon Steakhouse
222 Main St, Doon, IA 51235

1p – Lebanon 
 Delaney & team door knocking

3p – Gaza 
 Delaney & team door knocking

5p – Sheldon
Old 60 Steaks & Chops
1113 2nd Ave, Sheldon, IA

10a – Okoboji 
O’Farrel Sisters
1109 Lake Shore Dr, Okoboji, IA 51355

2p – Mason City 
Crisis Intervention Service
Meeting with Board Members

3p – Faith, Politics, & Common Good Summit 
Franklin Junior High Building
4801 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

5p – Luther 
Whatcha Smokin BBQ & Brew
403 Iowa Ave, Luther, IA 50152

3p – Davenport  
The People’s Caucus
North High School, 626 W. 53rd Street, Davenport, IA

6p – Muscatine 
Muscatine Family Restaurant
1903 Park Ave, Muscatine, IA 52761

10a- Defiance
 Delaney & team door knocking

2p – Lyman 
Delaney & team door knocking

5p – Griswold 
Dusty’s Place
402 Main St, Griswold, IA 51535

12p – Grassroots Gallery Gift & Cafe
            121 Broad St, Humeston, IA 50123

2p – Liberty 
Delaney & team door knocking

5p – Osceola 
Iron Horse Grill, 123 S Main St, Osceola, IA 50213

2p – Carroll 
Brothers on Main
529 N Main St, Carroll, IA 51401

4p – Templeton 
Tour of Templeton Whisky
209 E 3rd St, Templeton, IA 51463

7p – Ankeny
Ankeny Dems Winter Event 
FFA Enrichment Center
Ankeny DMACC
1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

12p – Dubuque 
Indivisible March
Steeple Square, Dubuque

3p – Tama 
Ross Street Roasting Co.
202 Harmon, Tama, IA 52339

6p – Ames 
Story County Fundraiser
Iowa State University
Collegiate United Methodist Church
2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA

2p – Melrose 
            Feehan’s Pub
            118 Shamrock St, Melrose, IA 52569

4p – Washington
Delaney & team door knocking

7p – Albia 
Monroe County Spaghetti Fundraiser
First Christian Church Albia
203 Washington Ave E, Albia, Iowa 52531

1PM – Des Moines
Brown & Black Forum
Iowa Events Center 
730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

7p – Des Moines
Martin Luther King, Jr Tribute Dinner

12p – Fort dodge
280 N 1st St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

2p – Dana
Delaney & team door knocking

3p – Jefferson
Delaney & team door knocking

5p – Panora
Owl’s Nest
124 W Main St, Panora, IA 50216

11a – Elkader
Pedretti’s Bakery
101 N Main St, Elkader, IA 52043

1p – West Union
Gus & Tony’s Town House Cafe
149 E Plum St, West Union, IA 52175

3p- Decorah 
Luther College 
700 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101

12p – Cedar Falls
Mulligan’s Brick Oven Grill & Pub
205 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

4p – Tripoli
Panther Lanes
502 7th Ave SW, Tripoli, IA 50676

7p – Waterloo 
Team Dinner at Galleria De Paco
622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701