The Politics & Eggs series was founded in 1995 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 & Eggs is produced by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in collaboration with the New England Council.

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Past Speakers

  • 2018
    Date Speaker Name
    June 1, 2018 Former Attorney General Eric Holder
    May 23, 2018 Political Analyst Bill Kristol
    April 3, 2018 Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
    March 16, 2018 U.S. Senator Jeff Flake
  • 2016
    Date Speaker Name
    October 20, 2016 Georgia Representative John Lewis
    October 7, 2016 Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile
    July 11, 2016 New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte
    May 11, 2016 New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan
    February 5, 2016 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders
    January 21, 2016 Political Reporter Mark Halperin
  • 2015
    Date Speaker Name
    November 12, 2015 Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
    November 11, 2015 Mr. Donald Trump
    October 28, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    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 United Nations Ambassador John Bolton
    February 10, 2015 Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
  • 2014
    Date Speaker Name
    October 21, 2014 Former New York Governor George Pataki
    August 26, 2014 Ohio Senator Rob Portman
    February 21, 2014 Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge
    January 21, 2014 Donald Trump
  • 2013
    Date Speaker Name
    November 13, 2013 Political Reporter Dan Balz
    October 9, 2013 Political Strategist Alex Castellanos
    October 7, 2013 New York Representative Peter King
    September 27, 2013 Political Analyst Jonathan Alter
    September 19, 2013 Author and Political Reporter Mark Leibovich
    February 5, 2013 Political Reporter Carl Cameron
  • 2012
    Date Speaker Name
    December 4, 2012 Political Reporter Jonathan Martin
    September 28, 2012 Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
    August 15, 2012 Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen
    January 11, 2012 DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • 2011
    Date Speaker Name
    November 29, 2011 Political Analyst Mark Halperin
    November 4, 2011 Political Reporter Dan Balz
    September 30, 2011 Texas Representative Ron Paul
    September 27, 2011 Obama Advisor David Axelrod
    September 9, 2011 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
    September 1, 2011 Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman
    August 17, 2011 Texas Governor Rick Perry
    July 20, 2011 Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer
    June 10, 2011 Veteran GOP Strategist Karl Rove
    January 25, 2011 Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
  • 2010
    Date Speaker Name
    November 4, 2010 Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
    September 28, 2010 Political Analyst Charlie Cook
    September 17, 2010  Political Reporter Mark Halperin
    September 13, 2010 Former New York Governor George Pataki
  • 2007
    Date Speaker Name
    December 19, 2007 Texas Congressman Ron Paul
    November 26, 2007 The Honorable Rudy Giuliani
    November 7, 2007 North Carolina Senator John Edwards
    November 5, 2007 Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson
    October 19, 2007 Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
    October 12, 2007 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
    September 24, 2007 Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo
    June 6, 2007 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
    May 8, 2007 Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson
    April 4, 2007 Ohio Senator Dennis Kucinich
    February 16, 2007 Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd
  • 2006
    Date Speaker Name
    December 6, 2006 ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin
    November 28, 2006 Speaker Newt Gingrich
    October 25, 2006 Indiana Senator Evan Bayh
    August 11, 2006 Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
    June 30, 2006 Delaware Senator Joseph Biden
    June 14, 2006 Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack
    June 12, 2006 Michigan Governor John Engler, NAM
    April 28, 2006 New York Governor George Pataki
    April 21, 2006 Oregon Senator Ron Wyden