Rand Paul to visit Iowa City

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks at CPAC 2012. -- photo by Mark Taylor
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks at CPAC 2012. — photo by Mark Taylor

Officials announced Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), a potential Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, will visit Iowa City on Tuesday, Aug. 5 to headline a fundraising event in support of Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ congressional campaign.

Having snagged the Republican nomination for Iowa’s U.S. House 2nd district in June, Miller-Meeks will take on Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack in the upcoming November elections — her third attempt since 2008.

“It is an honor to have Senator Rand Paul join our campaign for an event during his visit to Iowa,” Dr. Miller-Meeks said in a statement released Tuesday. “We both know that the dysfunction in Washington is unsustainable and, as eye doctors, we understand it will take vision to get America back on track. Iowans need better health care reforms, higher take-home pay and accountability in their government.”

Miller-Meeks is an ophthalmologist and United States Army veteran and from Ottumwa, Iowa, who served for three years as director for the Iowa Department of Public Health before abruptly resigning in January 2014. The candidate is running on a platform based largely on her opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

The fundraiser takes place at The University Club on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 12 p.m. Interested parties can reserve tickets online or by contacting Matt Horihan.

Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV »


Iowa City Book Festival

Oct. 18-24

A celebration of books, writing and ideas

Find Out More


Summer Programs 2020

Get 150+ local restaurants delivered to your door in the Iowa City & Cedar Rapids areas!

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.


$10/mo or $120/year
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.


$20/mo or $240/year
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.


$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW) connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.