Politics & Eggs

Taking advantage of New England’s unique position as home to the nation’s first presidential primary in New Hampshire, the Politics & Eggs series was launched in 1996 as a forum for local business leaders to hear from presidential candidates in an intimate setting as they visit the Granite State to campaign and build early support.

Since its inception, the breakfast series has played host to nearly every major party presidential candidate and is today considered a “must-stop” on the presidential campaign trail.”  In fact, Politics & Eggs made a cameo appearance in NBC’s hit show “The West Wing,” with candidates autographing the series’ signature wooden eggs.

In recent years, the series has expanded to include issues forums held in the years between presidential election cycles.  These events feature nationally known political figures, analysts, and respected journalists.

Politics & Eggs is a partnership between The New England Council and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College.  Events held either on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, or at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire, both just an hour’s drive from Boston and easily accessible from all parts of New England.

Politics & Eggs relies on the generosity of our sponsors to offer this program at no cost to our guests.  See the full list of current series sponsors below.

Past Guests:

  • January 21, 2014 – Donald Trump
  • November 13, 2013 – Political Reporter Dan Balz
  • October 9, 2013 – Political Strategist Alex Castellanos
  • October 7, 2013 – New York Representative Peter King – Watch on C-Span
  • September 27, 2014 – Political Anaylyst Jonathan Alter
  • September 19, 2013 – Author and Political Reporter Mark Leibovich
  • February 5, 2013 – Fox News Political Correspondent Carl Cameron
  • December 14, 2012 – Political Reporter Jonathan Martin
  • September 28, 2012 -Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
  • August 15, 2012 – Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen – Watch on C-Span
  • January 11, 2012 – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Watch on C-Span
  • November 29, 2011 – Political Analyst Mark Halperin
  • November 4, 2011 – Political Reporter Dan Balz
  • September 30, 2011 – Texas Representative Ron Paul
  • September 27, 2011 – Obama Adviser David Axelrod – Watch on C-Span
  • September 9, 2011 – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • September 1, 2011 – Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman
  • August 17, 2011 – Texas Gov. Rick Perry – Watch on C-Span
  • July 20, 2011 – Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer
  • June 10, 2011 – Veteran GOP Strategist Karl Rove
  • January 25, 2011 – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty – Watch on C-Span
  • November 4, 2010 – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
  • September 28, 2010 – Political Analyst Charlie Cook
  • September 17, 2010 – Political Reporter Mark Halperin
  • September 13, 2010 – Former New York Governor George Pataki

Visit the Recent Events section for more details, and our Flickr page for photos.

Politics & Eggs Series Sponsors:

  • AARP New Hampshire
  • AT&T
  • BAE Systems
  • Comcast
  • Devine Millimet
  • Dominion Resources
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A.
  • New Hampshire College and University Council
  • Pierce Atwood
  • Public Service of New Hampshire
  • Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.A.
  • SBLI
  • Velcro USA
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