Your Local Election Headquarters is tracking campaign 2024, and former President Donald Trump brought his campaign to the QCA.

Trump stopped in Maquoketa, addressing his second-place finish in the Iowa Caucuses in 2016 to Texas senator Ted Cruz. Trump blamed his previous campaign team for that and promised a better organization in Iowa this time.

After Trump left Maquoketa, he made his way to Bettendorf for a brief visit, stopping by Treehouse Pub and Eatery. The former President handed out pizzas to supporters while he was there and even signed a woman’s shirt.

Trump’s campaign stops comes as a new Emerson College national poll released shows him with a 47-point lead over his closest opponent, Ron DeSantis. That’s his largest lead in an Emerson College poll since June of 2022.