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.  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
  • AT&T
  • BAE Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Comcast
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Dominion Resources
  • Eversource
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Liberty Utilities
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • McLane Middleton,
  • New Balance
  • New Hampshire College and University Council
  • Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.A.
  • Smarter Fuel Future
  • Sig Sauer
  • The MEMIC Group
  • Velcro Companies

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
  • February 10, 2015 – Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina
  • January 21, 2014 – Donald Trump

2016 New Hampshire Senate Race Guests:

  • May 11, 2016 – Gov. Maggie Hassan
  • July 11, 2016 – Sen. Kelly Ayotte

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


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