Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT): New Hampshire Visits
through January 8, 2008   21 visits, 41 days

...Sen. Chris Dodd withdrew following the January 3, 2008 Iowa Caucuses.  He had shifted his focus almost entirely to Iowa; his last NH visit was on November 2-3, 2007.

2007 (18 visits, 35 days)
>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on November 2-3, 2007.  On November 2 he spoke at Granite State Independent Living's National Forum on Equality, Opportunity and Access at Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester; participated in an Every Child Matters Presidential Candidates Forum at Huddleston Hall, University of New Hampshire in Durham; did a meet and greet at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester; and stopped by Wild Rover in Manchester to greet customers.  On November 3 he appeared at the Windham Democrats Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Searles School and Chapel in Windham; spoke at the Step it Up Climate Change Rally at the State House in Concord; did a meet and greet at Havenwood Heritage Heights Retirement Community auditorium in Concord; and delivered the keynote speech at the Cheshire County Spaghetti Dinner at the Keene High School cafeteria in Keene.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on October 19-20, 2007.
On October 19 he was a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio's "The Exchange" at NHPR in Concord; filed for the primary in the Secretary of State's office at the State House in Concord; did an interview with the Nashua Telegraph editorial board at Nashua High School South in Nashua; and participated in an AARP-NH "Divided We Fail" Issues Forum at the Concord Holiday Inn in Concord.
On October 20 he did a meet and greet with voters and received the endorsement of Jim Craig at Chez Vachon Restaurant in Manchester; stopped by Blake's in Manchester; did a meet and greet with voters at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester; participated in a "Day of Action to End the War" event with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter organized by the campaign at Dodd headquarters on Elm Street in Manchester; attended the IAFF Pre-Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Party at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Expo Center in Manchester; and stopped by at the NHDP Annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on September 26, 2007.  He did a pre-debate kickoff at the campaign's Upper Valley regional field office at 75 Main Street in West Lebanon; and participated in the debate at Dartmouth.  (campaign's debate watch party was at the Canoe Club in Hanover)  to Iowa...

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on September 2-3, 2007.  On September 2 he attended a Labor Day BBQ at the home of Muriel Ring in Somersworth; and a Labor Day BBQ at the home of Mike and Liz Meller in New London.  On September 3 he was a special guest at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast in Manchester; made an unannounced stop at the Roadhouse Diner in Londonderry; and rode in the Milford Labor Day Parade in Milford.

>Sen. Chris Dodd did an IAFF endorsement rally at Station 7 in Manchester, NH on the morning of August 31, 2007.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on August 8-11, 2007.
On August 8 he announced his higher education plan at New Hampshire Community Technical College at Manchester; and did a house party at the home of Pam Tarbell in Concord.
On August 9 he unveiled his K-12 education policy at the National Education Association of New Hampshire Summer Learning Conference at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett; did a meet and greet at the Tilt'n Diner in Tilton; and held an Evening at Greengate with Cheshire County voters in Nelson.
On August 10 he visited Martha's Exchange in Nashua; to greeted voters at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester; and, with his wife, attended the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game at Merchantsauto.com Stadium in Manchester.
On August 11, accompanied by his wife and kids, he visited the Portsmouth Farmer's Market at Portsmouth City Hall; did a downtown walk in Newmarket beginning at Joyce's Kitchen; and attended a house party at the home of Joe and Sarah Pace in Exeter.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on July 15-16, 2007.  On July 15 he attended a house party at the home of Beth Roth in Salem; an event at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center in Plymouth (orig. scheduled for the adjacent park but moved inside due to rain); and a house party at the home of State Rep. Bill Hatch in Gorham.  On July 16 he did a downtown walk in Berlin; met with the Conway Daily Sun editorial board; met with the New Hampshire Sierra Club at their office in Concord; and did a house party at the home of Bob and Kathy Champagne in Grantham.

first six months of 2007 (11 visits, 21 days)
>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on June 23-24, 2007.  On June 23 he did a house party at the home of Rick Katzenberg in Amherst; outlined his national service plan in a speech ("Rekindling The Flame: A Call to New American Patriotism") on the steps of Nashua City Hall; then spent an hour after the speech in the City Hall plaza doing community service with City Year volunteers and campaign volunteers (they painted three murals promoting education and literacy, to be hung in Nashua public schools); and attended a house party at the home of state Sen. Lou D'Alessandro in Manchester.  On June 24 he did a meet and greet with U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter at Governor's Inn in Rochester; and did meet and greet with Democratic activists at Hermano's Restaurant in Concord.

>On June 3, 2007 in Manchester, NH, Sen. Chris Dodd spoke at a canvassing kickoff at Dodd for President NH Headquarters at 379 Elm Street; in the evening he participated in the debate at St. Anselm College; and later he dropped by the Dodd debate viewing party at Grand Slam Pizza.

>Sen. Chris Dodd spoke at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, NH on the morning of June 2, 2007.  (Then to Iowa).

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on May 25-26, 2007.  On May 25 he met with the Concord Monitor editorial board; and filmed some general b-roll.  On May 26 he attended a house party hosted by State Rep. Beth Arsenault at her home in Laconia; a house party hosted by Gail and Mark Mitchell in Barrington; and a house party hosted by Michael King and JoAnn Actis-Grande in Portsmouth.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on May 10-12, 2007 Arriving on the evening of May 10 he was interviewed by WMUR-TV at a gas station in Manchester about his energy plan.  On May 11 he did a meet and greet with State Sen. Maggie Wood Hassan hosted by Two International Place and Pierce Atwood at the Offices of Pierce Atwood in Portsmouth; a speech at the Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters (IAFF) meeting at the Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth in Portsmouth; a Kitchen Table Conversation hosted by Mayme and Bill Trumble in Madbury; and a house party hosted by Dick and Pauline Kelley in Manchester.  On May 12 he did a downtown walk with Milford Democratic Chair Doreen Lopez starting at Union Street Grill; a house party hosted by Peter and Jackie Flood in Merrimack; and a house party hosted by Bow Democratic Chair Deborah de Moulpied in Bow.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on April 21-22, 2007.  On April 21 he greeted voters with State Rep. Tom Buco at Bea's Café in Conway; held a kitchen table on energy issues at the home of Fran and Kelly DeFeo in Center Conway; attended a house party hosted by State Senator Deb Reynolds at the home of Eva and Rodger Ellsworth in Plymouth; attended a house party hosted by Jerry Sorlucco at his home in Littleton; and did a meet and greet at Top of the Hop at Dartmouth College in Hanover.  On April 22 he did a Kitchen Table on energy issues at the home of Harold Hall in Claremont; delivered a speech on "The New American Prosperity: Innovation and Energy Independence in the 21st Century" at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene; and did a meet and greet hosted by Bobbie Gilbert and the Jaffrey Democratic Committee at the Jaffrey Inn in Jaffrey.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on April 19-20, 2007.  On the evening of April 19 he attended a reception honoring State Senator Betsi DeVries at T.R. Brennan's in Manchester.  On April 20 he stopped by Nashua Fire Station on Lake Street; held a Kitchen Table at the home of Paul Johnson in Nashua; delivered a speech to the World Affairs Council at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett; and made a stop at Dude’s Barber Shop in Manchester for a haircut.  He then headed to Connecticut for the Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on April 3-4, 2007.  Early on the evening of April 3 he did a meet and greet with state Senator Kathy Sgambati at Taylor Retirement Community in Laconia.  On April 4 he appeared on "The Exchange" > with Laura Knoy at NHPR in Concord; held a town hall meeting with students at Concord High School in Concord; and a roundtable discussion with students at St. Anselm College Institute of Politics in Manchester.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on March 17-18, 2007.  On March 17 he [plans to do a meet and greet at the Old Town Hall in Bedfordcanceled]; visited Hampton Fire Station #2 in Hampton and did a press availability; dropped by at The Old Salt in Hampton; and spoke at the Merrimack County Democrats St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at IBEW Hall in Concord.  On March 18 he spoke at Manchester City Democrats' 10th Annual St. Patrick's Parade Breakfast honoring outgoing party chair Kathy Sullivan at the Tower Cafe in Manchester; and did meet and greet at the Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside the Brady Sullivan Building in Manchester.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on February 15-16, 2007.  On February 15 [he had planned to visit St. Joseph’s Community Services' Meals on Wheels Center at Nashua Senior Activities Center in Nashua but his flight was canceled]; he had lunch with NH Senate and House Democratic leadership at Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. in Concord; held a media availability at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Gate 1 (main entrance) in Kittery, ME; and did a meet and greet at Red Hook Brewery at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.  On February 16 he addressed the Politics & Eggs breakfast at Bedford Village Inn in Bedford; [but canceled a planned roundtable discussion on education at Keene Public Library in Keene].

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on January 20-21, 2007.  On January 20 he did a breakfast with Democratic activists at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua; held a Coffee with Chris at the home of Skip and Susan Hebert in Hooksett; held a town hall meeting at the Bell Center for Music and the Arts in Dover, followed by a media availability; did a meet and greet at Lazy Lion Café in Deerfield; and attended a Senate District 7 celebration at Daniel’s Restaurant & Pub in Henniker.  On January 21 he met with activists at the home of Cynthia Sweeney in Charlestown; spoke at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, followed by a media availability; and attended a  house party at the home of State Sen. Peter Burling in Cornish.

2006 (3 visits: 6 days)
>Sen. Chris Dodd keynoted the Rockingham County Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner at American Legion Post #51 in Epping, NH on the evening of October 21, 2006.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on October 10-11, 2006.  On October 10 he participated in a discussion on the Nuremberg Anniversary at Keene State College's Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies (Dodd's father Thomas Dodd was executive trial counsel at the Nuremberg Trials); did a campaign event with congressional candidate Paul Hodes in the Student Center at Keene State College; and spoke at a Hillsborough County Democrats' Spaghetti Dinner at VFW Post 483 in Nashua.  On October 11 he visited Fisher Scientific International in Hampton; spoke at a campaign luncheon with Carol Shea Porter at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green in Manchester; and appeared at a NH Stonewall Democrats Forum and Celebration at Manchester Democratic Headquarters at 848 Elm Street in Manchester.

>Sen. Chris Dodd visited NH on September 15-17, 2006.
On the evening of September 15 he joined Gov. John Lynch and 2006 candidates for a General Election Campaign Kick-Off Rally at New Hampshire Democratic Party campaign headquarters at 379 Elm Street in Manchester.
On September 16 he did a breakfast drop by at Pappy's Pizza in Manchester; address the the NH AFL-CIO Conference at their offices in Hooksett; dropped by a Latino Heritage Breakfast with Gov. Lynch at Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester;did an event with Senate candidate Beth Roth at the Paradiso Italiano Restaurant in Salem; meet with UNH College Democrats on National Canvass Day in the MUB (Student Center) at UNH in Durham; and do an event with Senate candidate Jackie Cilley at the home of Arthur Hendrickson in Somersworth.
On September 17 he did a "Coffee with Chris" event with Senate candidate Deb Reynolds at the home of Peg Little in Lyme; an event with Senate candidate Kathy Sgambati at the Home of Jim and Tobi Chassie in Laconia; a meet and greet with 2nd CD nominee Paul Hodes at Carter Hill Orchard in Concord; and an event for Senate candidate Harold Janeway at the Inn at Maplewood Farm (home of Laura and Jayme Simoes) in Hillsborough.

2005
no visits
 

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