EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re inaugurating a daily rundown of significant campaign events, compiled by Katie Rooney. Every day, one event will be highlighted, the rest given some context. If you have ideas or suggestions on how to make “Today on the Trail” better, please let us know in the comments section.
Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Bill Richardson completes his trek through the Koreas today. According to his campaign, he’s spent the last few days in North Korea working out a deal to release the remains of American soldiers from the Korean War. Today he moves on to South Korean tentatively stopping first in Yongsan at 10 a.m. to attend a repatriation ceremony at Knight Field. By noon he plans to arrive at the Osan Air Base in South Korea to visit New Mexico troops there before catching his flight to return home. He lands in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hickam Air Force Base early Thursday morning after gaining a day from the time difference.
Here’s a round-up of where some of the other presidential candidates will be today:
• Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) stops in Ames, Iowa to give a speech on “Restoring the Constitution” as part of an Iowa State University lecture series.
• Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) also spends the day roaming about Iowa. He’ll be meeting with the Iowa State Senate Democratic Caucus in the state’s capitol building in the morning, speaking to the Iowa State Education Association Delegate Assembly in Ames at 4:30 p.m. and making one more speech before the Democratic Central Committee of Jasper County in Newton at 6:30 p.m.
• Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) joins the herd in Iowa, hosting a “kitchen table meeting” focusing on education at the home of a Des Moines School Board member from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. He’ll move the discussion to Iowa State University’s campus at noon and then give a speech to the Iowa State Education Association Convention at 4 p.m.
• Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) gives a private speech in St. George, Utah.
• Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) travels to the Florida Community College of Jacksonville campus to host a community gathering event at 7 p.m.
• Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) focus on their current jobs in Washington, D.C. since the Senate is in session.