Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA): New Hampshire Visits
>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on January ?5-7?, 2008.  need details!!!
On January 5, excluded from the
WMUR/ABC/Facebook Debate at St. Anselm College, he held a town hall meeting in Frost Room at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.  (joined by former Sen. Bob Smith and General Chuck Yeager).
On January 7 he held a press conference to make a "major announcement."  There was considerable speculation that he would drop out, but he instead he condemned his exclusion from the debates and announced he would not quit. 

updated through December 17, 2007    10 visits, 21 days

2007 (9 visits, 20 days)
>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on December 15-17, 2007.
On December 15 he greeted voters at the Merrimack Transfer Station in Merrimack; greeted voters at the Bedford Transfer Station in Bedford; dined with supporters at the Chen Yang Li Restaurant in Bedford; visited the Hillcrest Terrace Retirement Community on the outskirts of Manchester; and visited the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, for some Christmas caroling and to pass out free copies of Phyllis Schlafly’s book, “The Supremacists: The Tyranny Of Judges And How To Stop It.”
On the evening of December 16 he worshipped with the congregation at Merrimack Valley Baptist Church in Merrimack; and joined supporters for dinner at the LongHorn Steakhouse in Manchester.
On December 17 [he plans to speak to students at Merrimack High School in Merrimack canceled after school administrators "reneged"];he did some Christmas shopping at Swan Chocolates in Merrimack; spoke with the employees of BAE Systems in Nashua; met with the editorial board of the Conway Daily Sun in Conway; and held a town hall meeting at lthe American Legion Hall in Conway.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter participated in the debate at UNH in Durham, NH on September 5, 2007.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on July 3-5, 2007.
After arriving at Manchester early on the evening of July 3 he went to gathering of business leaders in Portsmouth organized by Jim Teetzel.
On July 4 he called in to The Morning Show, WNTK-FM, Upper Valley Radio; appeared at a Rotary Club pancake breakfast at Merrimack High School in Merrimack; walked in the Town of Amherst parade, accompanied by eight volunteers and a support vehicle; walked in the Town of Merrimack Parade with Merrimack Mayor Dave McCray; did an interview with LA Times reporter Scott Martelle; and went to WMUR-TV Channel 9 studios in Manchester to appear on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
On July 5 he did interviews, including The Exchange with Laura Knoy at NHPR in Concord; and Political Chowder with Arne Arnesen; and met with several manufacturing business leaders in Portsmouth to discuss trade policy and stimulus proposals.

>Returning to NH from Washington, DC, Rep. Duncan Hunter spoke at the Republican State Committee dinner at the Raddison Hotel Expo Center in Manchester on the evening of June 6, 2007.

>On June 5, 2007 in Manchester, NH, Rep. Duncan Hunter met for about an hour with the Fair Tax advocates at the Holiday Inn Express; participated in the debate at St. Anselm College; after the debate he did a one-hour "town-hall" type conference call, and was a guest on Rusty Humphrey national talk radio. DC.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on March 23-26, 2007.
On the evening of March 23 he appeared on the Hannity & Colmes Show from the WMUR-TV studios in Manchester.
On March 24 he did an hour interview on the Al Kulas Radio Show, WKBK, in Keene; attended a Cheshire County Republican Women's Club fundraising breakfast at the Keene County Club; did a grassroots meet and greet event with Mrs. Louise Bill at a restaurant in Fitzwilliam (according to the campaign she hosted Ronald Reagan's first visit to NH); had lunch with the Concord Republican City Committee at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord; did a town meeting sponsored by UNH Young Americans for Freedom at the Memorial Union Building, UNH in Durham; attended a house party (Turner and Wendy Stanley Jones) in Durham; and keynoted the Strafford County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oaks Golf Club & Event Center in Somersworth.
On March 25 he attended church services at Third Baptist Church in Strafford; spoke to students at New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester; spoke to the Nashua Republican Committee at Broad Street General Store in Nashua; and attended evening services at Keene Assembly of God in Keene.
On March 26 he spoke to the Keene Chamber and Keene State College in the Student Center at Keene State College; then did television: an interview with Arne Arneson on "Political Chowder;" the MSNBC Show ‘The Most’ w/ Alison Stewart, and taping a "Conversation with the Candidate" at WMUR-TV studios in Manchester.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on February 19-21, 2007.
On February 19 he met with newly-elected State GOP chairman Fergus Cullen at the party's headquarters in Concord; taped two radio interviews at WKXL in Concord and was an on-air guest via telephone with WRKOs "Howie Carr;" and addressed a group at Dartmouth College in Hanover hosted by the Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College Republicans, and the Grafton County GOP.
On February 20 he was interviewed on WTPL by morning show host Peter St James, and then called in to the Franklin Pierce College station for a question and answer session.  He then toured the facility and met with employees at Tele-Atlas, Inc. in Lebanon.  Returning to Concord, he hosted a meet-the-candidate event for state Representatives, local GOP members and activist groups; addressed the board meeting of Gun Owners of New Hampshire at Concord Holiday Inn in Concord, and met with Phyllis Schlafly who was in the state to support the parental notification law.
On February 21, he traveled to Nashua for an in-studio interview on the Jennifer Horn Show, broadcast on WSMN.  He left that afternoon to campaign in South Carolina.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter spoke at Wilcox Industries Corp. in Newington, NH on January 29, 2007, his first visit to the state following his formal announcement.

>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on January 6-8, 2007.  This was a low-key visit.  On January 6 he drove from Manchester to Laconia for a live, hour-long interview on "The Advocates," a political talk program on WEZS (AM 1350) hosted by former state representative Niel Young.  He proceeded to Newington, where he met Wilcox Industries Corp. CEO Jim Teetzel and toured the facility.  (Wilcox, which also has a facility in San Diego, produces tactical equipment for US military special operations forces and law enforcement agencies; Hunter had visited the company's old facility in 2005).  Hunter met with state Republicans.  On January 8 Hunter again visited Wilcox, accompanied by his son Duncan.

2006 (1 visit, 1 day)
>Rep. Duncan Hunter visited NH on October 23, 2006 (at that time he was not seen as a presidential prospect, but on October 30 he announced he would launch an exploratory effort).  He appeared at the joint Concord City Committee and Merrimack County Committee Meet the Candidates Spaghetti Dinner at Bektash Shrine Center in Concord.  >>seeking further details.-ed

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