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. In addition, the series also often features candidates in U.S. Senate races in New Hampshire.
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 events are open to NEC members, Event Sponsors, and their guests.
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
New Hampshire College and University Council
Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.A.
Smarter Fuel Future
The MEMIC Group
2016 Presidential Election Cycle Guests:
November 12, 2015- Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
November 11, 2015- Donald Trump
October 28, 2015- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
August 21, 2015 – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
August 11, 2015 – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul
July 7, 2015 – Dr. Ben Carson
June 25, 2015 – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
June 9, 2015 – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
April 17, 2015 – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
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