Leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) partnered with WMUR-TV to produce Conversation with the Candidate.

The series invites presidential candidates to participate in a one-hour taping with Granite State voters at the WMUR-TV studio. The conversations begin with a short interview with an WMUR anchor, followed by questions from the in-studio audience, as well as questions submitted online from viewers across the state.

2020 Forums

  • Mr. Andrew Yang (D) - February 26
  • Former Maryland Representative John Delaney (D-MD) - March 5
  • Mayor of South Bend, IN Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) - March 8
  • Ms. Marianne Williamson (D) - March 19
  • Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) - March 25
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (R-MA) - March 27
  • U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) - April 11
  • U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) - April 18
  • U.S. Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) - April 23
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro (D) - April 29
  • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) - May 6
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) - May 13
  • Mayor of Miramar, FL Wayne Messam (D-FL) - May 21
  • U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) - May 28
  • U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) - May 28
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) - June 12
  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT) - June 27
  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) - July 8
  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) - July 9
  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-NY) - July 14
  • Mr. Tom Steyer (D) - July 31
  • U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) - August 8
  • Mayor of New York City, NY Bill de Blasio (D-NY) - August 22
  • U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) - September 6
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) - September 7
     

2016 Forums

  • Former New York Governor George Pataki (R-NY) - February 25
  • U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) - March 16
  • Mr. Donald Trump - March 19
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) - March 20
  • U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - April 9
  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) - April 16
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina - April 17
  • Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich (R-MD) - May 1
  • Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) - May 6
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) - May 21
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) - May 29
  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) - June 1
  • Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R-VA) - June 19
  • U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) - June 25
  • Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD) - July 8
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) - July 16
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) - July 28
  • Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) - August 3
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) - August 20
  • Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) - September 2