Gore scheduled to speak In Cedar Rapids

The Daily Iowan, Mar 7, 1998

Vice President and possible 2000 presidential candidate Al Gore will be making a stop in Cedar Rapids April 1 for the grand opening of a MidAmerica Housing Partnership apartment building.

In addition to the apartment building. Gore was invited to the city by Cedar Rapids Mayor Lee Clancey to speak about the growing community, said Matt Paul, executive assistant to the mayor.

“His visit brings with it significant exposure to the community. so it is in our best interest that it go well,” he said.

MAHP officials said Gore was interested In the grand opening because of the building’s conversion from a warehouse.

David Tingwald, chair of the Johnson County Democrats, said he was looking forward to the visit.

“We’re always pleased to have the vice president in the state,” he said.

Gore is widely thought to be the favorite to get the 2000 Democratic nod for president. Potential presidential candidates have been crisscrossing the state, .which holds the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, testing the waters for a possible run for the White House.

—Bv Steven Cook