Politics & Eggs Brings Presidential Candidates to the NHIOP

By Katelyn Ellison | April 21, 2015

The Politics & Eggs breakfast is a well-loved tradition in the first-in-the-nation primary state, and it is customary for the presidential candidate to sign wooden eggs for all the attendees.

Politics & Eggs, a collaboration between the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the New England Council, is in full swing as the 2016 New Hampshire primary approaches. The Politics & 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.

The series has hosted numerous potential presidential candidates over the recent months. Saint Anselm College students have had the unique opportunity to meet with these candidates. Sam Brandeis, '18, a politics major from Duxbury, Mass. says: "The opportunity to attend Politics & Eggs has been one of the most beneficial experiences I've had at Saint Anselm College. I've not only been able to meet presidential candidates, I've been given the opportunity to network, and experience New Hampshire politics first-hand."