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Politics and Eggs

The Politics and Eggs series was founded in 1996 to provide New Hampshire and New England business leaders with a chance to meet with major party presidential candidates.  Since that time, virtually every major candidate has attended this program, and it has become a "must-stop" on the presidential campaign trail.  In recent years, the series has been expanded to include speakers other than candidates who discuss critical issues facing our nation.

Politics and Eggs is produced by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in collaboration with the New England Council.

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Past Speakers


2014
January 21, 2014 Donald Trump
February 21, 2014 Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge
2013
February 5, 2013 Political Reporter Carl Cameron
September 19, 2013 Author and Political Reporter Mark Leibovich
September 27, 2013 Political Analyst Jonathan Alter
October 7, 2013 New York Representative Peter King
October 9, 2013 Political Strategist Alex Castellanos
November 13, 2013 Political Reporter Dan Balz
2012
January 11, 2012 DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
August 15, 2012 Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen
September 28, 2012 Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
December 4, 2012 Political Reporter Jonathan Martin
2011
January 25, 2011 Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
June 10, 2011 Veteran GOP Strategist Karl Rove
July 20, 2011 Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer
August 17, 2011 Texas Governor Rick Perry
September 1, 2011 Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman
September 9, 2011 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
September 27, 2011 Obama Advisor David Axelrod
September 30, 2011 Texas Representative Ron Paul
November 4, 2011 Political Reporter Dan Balz
November 29, 2011 Political Analyst Mark Halperin
2010
September 13, 2010 Former New York Governor George Pataki
September 17, 2010  Political Reporter Mark Halperin
September 28, 2010 Political Analyst Charlie Cook
November 4, 2010 Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
2007
February 16, 2007 Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd
April 4, 2007 Ohio Senator Dennis Kucinich
May 8, 2007 Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson
June 6, 2007 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
September 24, 2007 Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo
October 12, 2007 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
October 19, 2007 Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
November 5, 2007 Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson
November 7, 2007 North Carolina Senator John Edwards
November 26, 2007 The Honorable Rudy Giuliani
December 19, 2007 Texas Congressman Ron Paul
2006
April 21, 2006 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden
April 28, 2006 New York Governor George Pataki
June 12, 2006 Michigan Governor John Engler, National Assn. of Manufacturers
June 14, 2006 Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack
June 30, 2006 Delaware Senator Joseph Biden
August 11, 2006 Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
October 25, 2006 Indiana Senator Evan Bayh
November 28, 2006 Speaker Newt Gingrich
December 6, 2006 ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin
2005
May 4, 2005 Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel
June 7, 2005 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
2004
January 7, 2004 Massachusetts Senator John Kerry
January 15, 2004 Tennessee Senator Bill Frist
January 25, 2004 Ed Gillespie (RNC Chairman)
September 22, 2004 President George H. W. Bush
October 20, 2004 Delaware Senator Joseph Biden
October 30, 2004 Arizona Senator John McCain
November 1, 2004 Ambassador Richard Holbrooke
2003
April 21, 2003 Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman
May 7, 2003 Presidential Political Advisor Karl Rove
June 16, 2003 Vermont Governor Howard Dean
July 18, 2003 Florida Senator Bob Graham
September 2, 2003 Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt
September 9, 2003 North Carolina Senator John Edwards
October 28, 2003 Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich
November 17, 2003 Ambassador Carol Mosley Braun
December 11, 2003 ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin
2002
June 3, 2002 Representative John Sununu
June 17, 2002 Senator Bob Smith
June 24, 2002 Governor Jeanne Shaheen
December 3, 2002 Governor Marc Racicot (RNC Chairman)
December 11, 2002 Terry McAuliffe (DNC Chairman)
2001
November 7, 2001 Jack Germond, Baltimore Sun
2000
January 4, 2000 New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley
January 14, 2000 Pat Buchanan
January 18, 2000 Utah Senator Orrin Hatch
1999
May 10, 1999 Arizona Senator John McCain
August 18, 1999 New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith
September 16, 1999 Vice President Dan Quayle
October 11, 1999 Gary Bauer
November 3, 1999 Ambassador Alan Keyes
November 17, 1999 Steve Forbes
November 30, 1999 Vice President Al Gore
December 3, 1999 Texas Governor George W. Bush

1996
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)