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“After 15 years it is without question THE must do event for every would-be President. It delivers great crowds, the national press loves it, and oh, those wooden eggs!!! Kudos to the NHIOP and the New England Council for keeping it going.” - WMUR's James Pindell on 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.
Politics & Eggs Series Sponsors:
AARP New Hampshire
Bank of America
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Lincoln Financial Group
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A.
New Hampshire College and University Council
Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.A.
The MEMIC Group
March 31, 2015 – Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
March 24, 2015 – Ohio Governor John Kasich
March 16, 2015 – Texas Senator Ted Cruz
March 12, 2015 – Former Texas Governor Rick Perry
March 9, 2015 – South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
February 24, 2015 – Florida Senator Marco Rubio
February 20, 2015 – Former UN Ambassador John Bolton
February 10, 2015 – Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
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
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