Alexander in New Hampshire
in Action total: 16 visits, 28 days.
...6 visits, 9 days
Nashville Alexander announces the end of his campaign.
July 7-Aug. 14 Iowa. "Homecoming
'99" bus tour.
1 Taxpayer Protection Pledge press conference at Alexander for
headquarters in Manchester. July 2 Breakfast at
the Capitol City Diner in
Concord; ed board meeting at the Concord Monitor; meeting with small
owners at Mame's Restaurant in Meredith; meeting with voters Ballot
Room at the
Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch. July
3 Speech to guests at Balsams Resort;
lunch stop at The Errol Restaurant in Errol; Main Street walk in
appearance at Gorham July 4 celebration; appearance at fundraiser for
Councilor Ray Burton at the Mt. Washington Hotel in Bretton
Woods. Former congressman Bill Zeliff joined
Alexander for several stops on July 2 and 3.
campaign reunion picnic at Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham.
May 1 Launch
of NH grassroots campaign with Sen. Fred Thompson: Alexander and
to volunteers at headquarters, deliver videotapes door to door, picnic
headquarters. May 2
NHRSC First in the
Nation Primary Kick Off Dinner.
political director Brian Kennedy and deputy political director Renee
be based in New Hampshire.
moves in to office at 340 Harvey Rd in Manchester (near the airport).
Irish Breakfast in Nashua.
Announcement tour March 10-15. March 10 DC news conference
to pick up
Sens. Thompson and Frist. NH.
Announcement and rally at Derry Village School.
March 11 Iowa.
Announcement w/ Gov. Branstad at
Community College in Cedar Rapids; agriculture policy speech at Iowa
University in Ames (calls for expanded use of ethanol in place of the
gasoline additive). March 12 Puente Learning Center in Los
Angeles. March 15
Rally and questions from six students at Maryville High School.
Pierce Show, Portsmouth Rotary, meetings
...7 visits, 13 days
day in Wilmington, DE). Does the
"Dan Pierce Show" on WGIR Radio in Manchester; CNAC lunch with Sen.
Gregg and Executive Councilor Bernie Streeter in Nashua; "The Woody
Show" with Sen. Jim Squires, in Nashua.
(Heads off to Georgia).
Sept. 30, Oct.
breakfast for gubernatorial candidate Jay Lucas, followed by media
at the Gristmill Restaurant in Bow; to Twin Mountain for media
hike of Mt. Washington with John
Harrigan. Oct. 1
Two events in Maine; CNAC reception with
Executive Councilor Bernie Streeter, in Nashua.
On to Boston.
annual New Hampshire Republican lobster bake at Odiorne Point State
Park in Rye
draws as many as 2,800 people. The
Eagle-Tribune of Haverhill, MA
(8/21) described it as "the biggest
Republican campaign event ever in the state." A New Hampshire GOP
termed the lobster bake "a flex of organizational muscle" and said it
had been "very streamlined."
He noted that Alexander had 70 people working all day setting up and
said that no one had to wait more than five minutes for a lobster.
Virginia-based political action committee We The Parents first appears
scene with a national television advertising campaign.
The initial 30-second spot "Photos"
calls for tripling the federal tax deduction for each child to $8,000. The ad will run in 14 states, including Iowa
and New Hampshire, at a cost of $200,000 for the first week.
15 Hillsborough County Republicans
reception in the evening at the Amherst Country Club. June 16
Manchester/Bedford area activist breakfast meeting at Fratello's
Restaurant in Manchester; New Hampshire Realtor's Association luncheon
Concord; Jan and Bernie Streeter reception in Nashua; CNAC and Derry
Committee Neighborhood Meeting in Derry.
June 17 Keene
breakfast in Keene.
Neighborhood Meeting at Exeter Town Hall.
20 At Dartmouth College in Hanover, public lecture, "The New
Index" at the Hinman Forum, followed by reception. Alexander says
the New Misery Index comprises
"the failure of our schools, the epidemic of illegal drugs, and the
absence of parents in the lives of their children,…challenges that, if
unattended, could bring our country to its knees in a
generation." April 21
Breakfast with students, lecture in
Prof. John Sipple's "Educational Issues in Contemporary Society"
class. Press conference in Manchester on
the "culture of violence."
18 Discussion with Kids Vote Assembly at Parkside Junior High in
Dan Pierce Live radio talk show (WGIR, Manchester); Goffstown GOP City
Committee Lincoln Day Dinner. Feb. 19
Reception for elected officials hosted by Rath, Young &
Pignatelli law firm, in Concord; event
in Montpelier, Vermont; keynote address at the Sullivan County GOP
Dinner in Newport. Feb.
McLean Show (WLNH, Gilford); Carroll County Lincoln Day Dinner in North
Wk of Jan.
opens office in NH.
Wk of Jan. 16 CNAC
begins running a radio ad in New Hampshire, in the aftermath of a
New Hampshire Supreme Court decision on school funding.
(Steve Forbes' AHGO also started running a
radio ad on the subject. This may have
been the first ad war of the 2000 campaign).
...3 visits, 6 days
trip to NH since 1996, speech at the Republican City Committee's annual
Awards Dinner in Nashua. Speech to the
Bow Republican Committee at the Grist Mill Restaurant. One-on-one
trip. Portsmouth, Dover and, the
highlight, an Aug. 7 evening Lobster bake at Odiorne Point State Park
that draws more than 1,000 Republican activists.
organization pays for a survey of Iowa and New Hampshire voters. FEC reports show the survey, done by the
polling firm Q.W. Ayres and Assoc., cost $39,395.04 (April 16); it was
largest single disbursement during the year.
Day dinner in Laconia.
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action