Lincoln Campaign ScheduleJune 26, 2007 Alabama
Campaign Manager: Karin Johanson
Communications/Press: Jay Carney
Iowa Field Director: Craig Varoga
New Hampshire Field Director: Mike Vlacich
South Carolina Field Director: Andrew Whalen
-10:00am - Lincoln announces resignation from Gates Foundation, hints at exploratory committee.
...July 4, 2007 Arkansas
-11:00am - Announcing presidential campaign in Little Rock
-3:00pm - Presser outside Local 155 Union Hall
-7:00pm - enjoying fireworks with family and friends
...September 1, 2007 Texas
-10:00am - Speaking at Ann Richards breakfast sponsored by Planned Parenthood in Austin
"Friends. It is with great honor that I join you today to mark the 74th birthday of the great Ann Richards. Ann's daughter Cecile is here. Cecile, I met your mother many times over the years. You know more well than I what a great and powerful woman she was.
Thank you as well to Planned Parenthood, who made the wise decision to hire Cecile as your president las year, thank you for the invitation to speak to you at this morning's breakfast.
You know, on the way here, Karin Johanson and I were throwing around the brilliant quips and quotes Ann made over the years. And the one that stuck with me during the opening prayer, was this: "I've been tested by fire, and the fire lost." Boy did it ever lose when the fire tried to take on Ann Richards.
I want to thank many of you, who reached out to me in the last year encouraging me to run for President. I'll be honest, it was never an ambition of mine. When Joe Biden asked me to be on the ticket four years ago, I kept pushing back the decision. We had to announce late because I knew if I did it it would be on my terms, in service and in duty. And so when many of you encouraged me to run, I turned to God. I've prayed on this choice, and you and the Lord have called on me to serve the country in this way. I accept that duty with faith and courage we will find our way.
Make no mistake: the road ahead will be hard. It will be rocky and rough and we will face obstacles that men, even Joe Biden, never faced in a campaign for President. But I was there four years ago. I've fought fire too. And I came out alive.
-5:00pm - Fly to IowaSeptember 2, 2007 Iowa
-9:30am - Briefing with Iowa Field Director Craig Varoga at Davenport field office
-11:00am - Meet & Greet at crowded diner in Davenport
-3:00pm - Speaking at Davenport Democrats luncheonSeptember 3, 2007 Iowa
-12:00pm - Town Hall in Muscatine
-2:50pm - Meet & Greet in Muscatine
-7:00pm - Speech to Wapello Dems in WapelloSeptember 4, 2007 Iowa
-11:00am - Speech on gay rights at Stonewall Dems in Des Moines
POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: "I will support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act."
-2:30pm - Meet & Greet at Greater Democratic Women of Des Moines
-8:00pm - Interview on Des Moines evening newsSeptember 5, 2007 Iowa
-9:00am - Meet & Greet in Cedar Rapids
-1:00pm - Town Hall in Cedar Rapids
-5:00pm - Town Hall in Iowa City
-7:45pm - Interview on Iowa City evening newsSeptember 6, 2007 Iowa
-10:00am - Strategy meeting w/ senior staff at Des Moines field office
-1:00pm - Lunch with Family in Des Moines
-3:00pm - Rest/time with family
-8:45pm - Flight to ArkansasSeptember 7, 2007 Arkansas
-10:00am - Filming first TV ad at Little Rock Film Studios
-5:00pm - Speech to VFW in Pine Bluff
-7:30pm - Rubber Chicken fundraiser in Pine Bluff