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Presidential candidate will stop in Morris Thursday

Presidential candidate John Davis and his wife. submitted photo

Presidential candidate John Davis' Votercade across America grass roots campaign tour will be stopping at East Side Park in Morris Thursday.

Davis' Votercade grass roots tour plans to visit all 3,143 counties in the United States.

A press release from Davis' campaign said it has been called "arguably the most ambitious tour of the country in American political history." He has visited with thousands of people with over 60,000 miles on the road in 1381 counties of thirty-seven states. "I'm putting my life on hold to be of service to my country. It is my responsibility to do this. We're spreading the seeds around and it's starting to grow," he said.

Davis is from Grand Junction, Colo. His biography on his web site,, states, "I have been almost entirely self-employed since I graduated from high school and although I have no college degree, I've been through the school of hard-knocks several times over.

I don't look like a president. I don't talk like a president and I don't act like a president, but I do have what it takes to be a president. I care about where this country is headed, and want to do something about it.

I don't think government is or should be so far away that it is virtually unattainable for the average person. We have let others handle our government, but there is a time for Americans to stand up and that time is now.

"Why would anyone ever want to be president of the United States, considering all the attacks and accusations, time involved, threats, personal defamation and with all the major networks against anybody that appears to be decent? On the other hand: Why would a young man go into military service for his country with the possibility of being killed, wounded or becoming disabled? There is only one answer to both of these questions: Because that person is a patriot who wants to serve his or her country, to preserve his and our way of life and our freedoms.

"And this is where I sit, by the grace of God. I will make a difference in preserving freedom."

Davis' schedule for Thursday is as follows:

11:46 a.m. Wheaton City Hall 104 9th St. N

12:43 p.m. Morris East Side Park Pavilion East 7th Street

1:31 p.m. Benson Clock Tower-Downtown Benson

2:24 p.m. Montevideo Pizza Ranch 1504 East Highway 7

3:47 p.m. Olivia Master's Coffee Shop & Bakery 809 E. Lincoln Ave.