Matt Strawn, Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa (RPI), announced today that Sarah Palin will be the Party’s special guest at their upcoming fall dinner.Â The Reagan Dinner: A Salute to Freedom will be held on Friday, September 17 in the evening, at a location and time that are yet to be determined.
â€œThe Iowa GOP is pleased that Gov. Palin is traveling to Iowa to join the battle to return principled, conservative leadership to Iowa,â€ said Chairman Strawn. â€œOur economic and personal freedoms are under attack in Washington, DC and Des Moines. I know Iowa Republicans will be energized and motivated by Gov. Palin to stand up and fight for these principles all the way to Election Day and beyond.â€
As noted by Craig Robinson at The Iowa Republican  (TIR), the former Alaska governor and Vice-Presidential candidate has not been in Iowa since a book signing last December.Â Although she trails in a recent TIR poll behind three other candidates for the Republican nomination for President in 2012, she continues to be a favorite among many conservatives.
Strawn noted that while Palin is popular among Iowans, the current economy is challenging for many Iowa families who may wish to attend. That is why the Iowa GOP is offering Iowans an opportunity to volunteer through any of its ten statewide Victory Centers in exchange for a ticket to the Ronald Reagan â€œSalute to Freedomâ€ Dinner.Â For additional details regarding volunteer opportunities, Iowans should contact their local Iowa GOP Victory Center  (locations and contacts listed below) in: Ames , Cedar Falls , Council Bluffs , Davenport , Iowa City , Cedar Rapids (Marion) , Mason City , Ottumwa , Sioux City  and Urbandale .
Tickets will be $100 each, or $1,000 for a table of eight, and can be reserved by emailing [email protected]  or by calling 515-282-8105.
Information available shortly (new location opening on 9/1/10)