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Politics and Eggs

Founded during the 1995 New Hampshire Presidential Primary as a forum for the State's business and political leaders to meet and quiz presidential candidates, Politics and Eggs has since become a "must stop" on the road to the White House.  All candidates for President, as well as national leaders, policy makers, and political pundits, are invited to speak to this premier gathering of Granite State leaders from business, education, and government. 

Politics and Eggs is produced by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in collaboration with the New England Council, and is led by a steering committee of prominent business and former political leaders in New Hampshire. Committee members include Neil Levesque, NHIOP Executive Director; Larry Zabar, Senior Vice President of the New England Council; Fred Kocher, Politics and Eggs founder and President of the New Hampshire High Technology Council; Joel Maiola, Principal, Granite Edge Consulting and former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg; Kathy Sullivan, attorney and former New Hampshire Democratic State Committee Chair; and Joe Keefe, CEO of Pax World Investments.

Past Speakers

1996 Presidential Primary
Jack Kemp (R-NY)
Hal Bruno, ABC News
Steve Forbes, Forbes Magazine
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Elizabeth Dole
Warren Rudman (R-NH)
Dean Reynolds, ABC News
Pat Buchanan
Phil Graham
Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Hugh Gregg (R-NH)
2000 Presidential Primary
May 10, 1999 Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
August 18, 1999 Senator Bob Smith (R-NH)
September 16, 1999 Vice President Dan Quayle (R-IN)
October 11, 1999 Gary Bauer (R-VA)
November 3, 1999 Amb. Alan Keyes (R-MD)
November 17, 1999 Steve Forbes (R-NJ)
November 30, 1999 Vice President Al Gore (D-TN)
December 3, 1999 Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)
January 4, 2000 Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ)
January 14, 2000 Pat Buchanan, (R-VA)
January 18, 2000 Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
November 7, 2001 Jack Germond, Baltimore Sun

U.S. Senate, New Hampshire
June 3, 2002 Rep. John Sununu (R)
June 17, 2002 Senator Bob Smith (R)
June 24, 2002 Governor Jeanne Shaheen (D)

2004 Presidential Primary
December 3, 2002 Governor Marc Racicot (RNC Chairman)
December 11, 2002 Terry McAuliffe (DNC Chairman)
April 21, 2003 Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
May 7, 2003 Karl Rove, Presidential political advisor
June 16, 2003 Governor Howard Dean (D-VT)
July 18, 2003 Senator Bob Graham (D-FL)
September 2, 2003 Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
September 9, 2003 Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
October 28, 2003 Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
November 17, 2003 Amb. Carol Mosley Braun (D-IL)
December 11, 2003 Mark Halperin, Political Director, ABC News
January 7, 2004 Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
January 15, 2004 Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)
January 25, 2004 Ed Gillespie (RNC Chairman)

General Election
September 22, 2004 President George H. W. Bush (R-TX)
October 20, 2004 Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE)
October 30, 2004 Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
November 1, 2004 Amb. Richard Holbrooke (D)

Issues Forums
May 4, 2005 Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
June 7, 2005 Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)
April 21, 2006 Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
April 28, 2006 Governor George Pataki (R-NY)
June 12, 2006 Governor John Engler (R-MI),
National Assn. of Manufacturers
June 14, 2006 Governor Tom Vilsack (D-IA)
June 30, 2006 Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE)
August 11, 2006 Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AK)
October 25, 2006 Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
November 28, 2006 Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-VA)
December 6, 2006 Mark Halperin, Political Director, ABC News

2008 Presidential Primary
February 16, 2007 Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
April 4, 2007 Senator Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
May 8, 2007 Governor Tommy Thompson (R-WI)
June 6, 2007 Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)
September 24, 2007 Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
October 12, 2007 Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)
October 19, 2007 Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
November 5, 2007 Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN)
November 7, 2007 Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
November 26, 2007 The Honorable Rudy Giuliani (R-NY)
December 19, 2007 Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

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