Hillary and Bill Clinton will be the keynote speakers at the annual Harkin Steak Fry at the balloon field in Indianola, Iowa on September 14, 2014.
Seven years ago:
Hillary Clinton at the Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa – September 16, 2007 [file photo].
We received the following via e-mail:
Harkin Steak Fry 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 18, 2014
37th HARKIN STEAK FRY TO FEATURE FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Iowa political classic takes place Sunday, September 14th
(INDIANOLA, IOWA) – U.S. Senator Tom Harkin today announced that his last Steak Fry will feature both Bill and Hillary Clinton as speakers. The 42nd President of the United States will be attending his fourth Steak Fry, the Former Secretary of State her second.
Looking ahead to important, closely contested Iowa elections in November, including the one to determine his own Senate successor, Harkin promised to cap 37 years of high powered, high spirited political rhetoric at the Midwestern classic with a bang.
“Not only will this be my last Steak Fry, we’ll also need to rally our troops for outstanding, progressive Iowa champions on the ballot this Fall – all of whom have tough races, all of which we need to win!”
“That’s why I couldn’t be happier than to share this special day with two such close friends. They have contributed so much good, inspiring leadership to this country for many years, and I am sure they will continue to do so in the years ahead,” Harkin said.
First held on a farm in Madison County, the Harkin Steak Fry has become a signature political event in Iowa. Past special guests have included Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, Senators Paul Wellstone, Al Franken and Bernie Sanders, Governor Martin O’Malley, now-HUD Secretary Julian Castro and all of the major Democratic presidential candidates in 2003 and 2007, among many other luminaries.
The event will be held Sunday, September 14th from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Indianola Balloon Field.
“What started out nearly 40 years ago as a handful of interested Iowans sitting around on hay bales, discussing politics, has grown to be an iconic gathering,” said Senator Harkin. “This year’s Steak Fry just might be the best ever.”
General admission tickets for the Steak Fry cost $30 and include refreshments and a steak dinner. To purchase tickets, get directions or learn more about the 37th Annual Harkin Steak Fry, visit http://www.TomHarkin.com or call 515-277-9966.
Register for press credentials at http://www.TomHarkin.com.
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We’ll be there.
The Harkin Steak Fry 2013 – photos (September 15, 2013)
Yep, that’s about it (September 16, 2013)
‘Twas an epic roadtrip, that’s for sure (September 16, 2013)
Joe Biden at Harkin Steak Fry video by Jerry Schmidt (September 17, 2013)
Harkin Steak Fry 2012 – photos (September 16, 2012)
Harkin Steak Fry 2012 – Road Trip (September 16, 2012)
The 35th Annual Harkin Steak Fry: Getting a Jump on 2016 (September 17, 2012)
Harkin Steak Fry 2012 Press Availability Video (September 20, 2012)
The 2011 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa (September 18, 2011)
The 2011 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa: Senator Bernie Sanders (I) (September 19, 2011)
The 2011 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa: Paul Begala – part 1 (September 20, 2011)
The 2011 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa: Paul Begala – part 2 (September 22, 2011)
The 2011 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa: Paul Begala – part 3 (September 23, 2011)
Iowa Road Trip! – the 2010 Harkin Steak Fry (September 11, 2010)
Iowa Road Trip! – Interstate highway rest stops (September 12, 2010)
Iowa Road Trip! – on the way back (September 12, 2010)
The bumper stickers of Madison County (September 13, 2010)
Iowa Road Trip! – photos and press availability (September 13, 2010)
Road Trip! – The Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa – The speechifying (September 17, 2007)
Road Trip! – The Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa – What? No mud? (September 17, 2007)
We rest our case.
As you can probably tell, we’ve been regulars.