DES MOINES – The Republican of Iowa released the final program lineup for its 2023 Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on July 28. The doors open for the event at 4PM, and the program starts at 6PM.

The program will begin with a dinner in the main ballroom of the Iowa Events Center. Candidates in attendance will be able to address the audience for a maximum of 10 minutes. Microphones will be automatically shut off at the 10-minute mark.

The candidate speaking order – which the campaigns were able to select based on when they confirmed their candidate's attendance at the Lincoln Dinner – for the reception is set as follows:

     1. Ambassador Nikki Haley
     2. Governor Asa Hutchinson
     3. Governor Ron DeSantis
     4. Senator Tim Scott
     5. Perry Johnson
     6. Governor Doug Burgum
     7. Vice President Mike Pence
     8. Congressman Will Hurd
     9. Mayor Francis Suarez
     10. Ryan Binkley
     11. Larry Elder
     12. Vivek Ramaswamy
     13. President Donald J. Trump

After the main dinner with candidate speeches concludes at around 9PM, the second portion of the Lincoln Dinner program will commence on the first floor of the Iowa Events Center. Each campaign had the opportunity to secure a Candidate Reception Suite to host guests as they see fit; Lincoln Dinner attendees will be able to visit and mingle in each reception suite.

The campaigns and organizations that will be hosting a reception suite are as follows:

  • Ryan Binkley
  • Governor Doug Burgum
  • Fields of Freedom
  • Ambassador Nikki Haley
  • Perry Johnson
  • Never Back Down PAC
  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Senator Tim Scott
  • Mayor Francis Suarez
  • President Donald J. Trump

​Please note, the following items will be prohibited for general guests due to Secret Service restrictions: 

  • Aerosols 
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Appliances (i.e. Toasters) 
  • Backpacks, bags, roller bags, suitcases, and bags exceeding size restrictions (12”x14”x5”) 
  • Balloons 
  • Balls 
  • Banners, signs, placards 
  • Chairs 
  • Coolers 
  • Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems 
  • E-Cigarettes 
  • Explosives of any kind (including fireworks) 
  • Firearms 
  • Glass, thermal and metal containers 
  • Laser lights and laser pointers 
  • Mace and/or pepper spray 
  • Noisemakers, such as air horns, whistles, drums, bullhorns, etc. 
  • Packages 
  • Poles, sticks and selfie sticks 
  • Spray containers 
  • Structures 
  • Supports for signs/placards 
  • Tripods 
  • Large Umbrellas (small umbrellas are permitted)  
  • Weapons 
  • Any other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determined by and at the discretion of the security screeners. 

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