Graham heads to New Hampshire
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will make his first stop in New Hampshire next week since announcing he is testing the waters for a possible 2016 White House run.
The Republican from Seneca is scheduled to speak at at 8 a.m. Monday at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford as part of the “Politics and Eggs” series, organized by the New England Council and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
While visiting the early presidential primary state, Graham will meet privately with potential supporters, said a spokesman with his 2016 exploratory committee, “Security Through Strength.”
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Graham has plans to return to New Hampshire on March 17 to speak at another breakfast event.
He will travel to New Hampshire after spending the weekend at the Iowa Agriculture Summit, where he is a guest speaker.
Graham has said he will decide by May whether to pursue the GOP nomination.
GOP hopeful Scott Walker to visit four S.C. cities
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a rising contender in the 2016 GOP presidential race, will headline fundraisers March 19-20 for the S.C. Republican Party in Columbia, Greenville, Rock Hill and Charleston.
Walker is making his first visit to South Carolina, which has the South’s first presidential primary, since attending Gov. Nikki Haley’s re-election announcement in August 2013 in Greenville.
“Our Republican grass-roots activists and party leaders look forward to hearing his Wisconsin success story in South Carolina,” S.C. GOP Party chairman Matt Moore said.
In Columbia, Walker will speak at a March 19 lunch at the Marriott Hotel, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Governor’s schedule, activities
Gov. Nikki Haley’s publicly announced schedule for this week, released Monday by her staff, is:
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.: Present a proclamation designating March as Red Cross Month, State House
Thursday, 4 p.m.: Address the Blythewood High School Young Republican Club, Blythewood
According to her staff, Haley’s activities last week included:
6: Legislative meetings or calls
5: Economic development activities, including an address to an employment summit, a phone call, a groundbreaking for LPL Financial in Fort Mill, comments at a session on the importance of Fort Jackson, a ribbon cutting for Recleim Recycling in Graniteville
4: Meetings concerning state agencies
2 each: Meetings in Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s meeting with governors and a Republican Governors Association meeting; also, meetings concerning state policy; also, ceremonial duties – photo opportunities with S.C. forestry queens and Wesley Mitchell, Miss S.C. Teen USA 2015
1 each: Meeting with law enforcement officials; meeting with EdVenture chief executive Karen Coltrane; State House news conference; meeting with a constituent; meeting with the directors of the Palmetto Association for Children and Families; call to the state’s emergency executive group concerning last week’s snow storm
Busiest day: Wednesday, 11 activities
Slowest day: Monday, two activities
Jamie Self, Andrew Shain, Staff Reports