John Kasich in New Hampshire
Democracy in Action total: 16 visits, 39 days.

1999 ...11 visits, 26 days
    [Planned before withdrawal: Aug. 23-26 NH].
July 25                   "Thank You" reception at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate on No. Main in Concord.
July 14                Kasich announces he is ending his presidential quest and will not seek re-election to Congress in 2000.  Texas Gov. George W. Bush joins Kasich in a Washington press conference and receives the congressman's endorsement.
July 9-11                  (Arrives in NH early evening after addressing College Republicans' national convention in DC).  July 9  "Meet the Candidates" forum at Main Street Book Ends in Warner.  July 10 Drop in appearances at Capitol City Diner in Concord, Tilt'n Diner in Tilton, Northfield Dump in Northfield; Hill Dump in Hill; interview on WMUR at 6:00; coffee hosted by Raul Blanche in Hollis.  July 11 Coffee hosted by Ed and Elinda Denell in Milford; coffee hosted by Barbara Barrett in Concord; coffee hosted by Honora Bonner in Meredith.
June 19-20               (June 18 did fundraiser for the Maine State Republican Party in Portland).  June 19 Reception with Strafford County Republican Committee at the Gateway Family Restaurant in Somersworth; coffee hosted by State Rep. Frank Sapareto at his home in Derry; coffee hosted by Carole Neely at Not Just Kitchens in Manchester.  June 20 Social Security discussion with seniors at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester; reception with Cheshire  County Republican Women in Keene; coffee hosted by Rick Savastano at his home in Hampton.  [Left Sunday night; June 21 phone interview with Terri Dudley on WTSL's "Your Turn"].
May 31-June 1         May 31 Coffee at the home of Craig and Christina Rose in Brookline.  June 1 In-studio interview on the Arne Arnesen Show (WSMN-AM 1590) in Nashua; addresses American government students at Manchester Central High School; addresses continuing education students at New Hampshire College in Manchester.  Also on June 1 Kasich made an unpublicized visit to the Odyssey Family Center, a women's shelter, where a tiff developed over a Democratic opposition researcher who tape recorded the event.
May 14-15               May 14 Speaks to students at Memorial High School in Manchester; lunch at Manchester Fire Station #10; press conference/announcement at the Legislative Office Building in Concord; reception hosted by the Goffstown City Republican Committee; reception at home of J.L. and Nancy Sweeney in Derry.  May 15 Commencement address at NH Community Technical College in Nashua.
April 30-May 3          April 30 Reception hosted by the Nashua Federation of Republican Women.  May 1 Goes fly fishing with Rep. John Sununu in the Pemigewasset River in Franklin; coffee hosted by Linda Kaiser in Amherst (incident where the host accidentally ran over and killed her dog Magic; Kasich insisted on burying the dog himself); coffee hosted by Barbara Trulson in Hopkinton; reception hosted by the Laconia Republican City Committee in Laconia.  May 2 Coffee hosted by state rep. Sandy Reeves in Manchester. NHRSC's First-in-the-Nation Primary Kick Off Dinner.  May 3 Nashua, accompanies Democrat Mary Caprio as she re-registers Republican; Main Street walk.
April 16-18               April 16  Concord, reception at home of Dr. Virginia Emery in Bow.  April 17  Reception hosted by Karen Cervantes at Harrison Insurance Agency in Lebanon, student meeting at Dartmouth (Hanover), Merrimack County Republican Committee reception at home of Valerie Lynn in Bow.  April 18  Reception at home of Bob Coffee in Newmarket.
March 19-21             March 19  Travel day and private meetings.  March 20 Breakfast with the Carroll County Republican Committee in North Conway, lunch with the Wakefield County Republican Committee and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce at Wakefield Town Hall; speech at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital; speech to Sullivan County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner at the Opera House in Newport.  March 21 Brunch with the Grafton County Republican Committee in Lyme, maple tree tapping with state rep. Dave Scanlan at Clark Hill Sugary in Canaan; Strafford County Republican Committee reception in Concord.
March 14-15              March 14 Sled ride at the World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia, reception at the home of state Rep. Ken Weyler in Kingston.  March 15 Tour of Fidelity Investments fixed income trading floor and Fidelity Investments retail phone training room in Merrimack.  Tapes NH Citizens' Forum at WMUR-TV studios.
February 26-27          Feb. 26 Reception at home in Concord (Barbara Barrett).  Feb. 27 Reception at home in Derry  (Katherine Prudhome); reception at home in Nashua  (Mary Caprio).  Meanwhile, six other Republican presidential hopefuls appeared at the California GOP Convention in Sacramento on Feb. 26-28; Kasich, who had last year planned to do a fundraiser for Democrat Gary Condit, a friend, was not invited. 
February 15-19         "Explor-a-Tour" Feb. 15 Main Street walk in Milford including haircut at Joe's Barbershop, speech to Merrimack Federation of Republican Women.  Feb. 16 Door to door with citizens in Merrimack, lunch with state legislators in Concord; town hall meeting at St. Anselm's College in Goffstown.  Feb. 17 (no public events).  Feb. 18-19 Iowa.

1998 ...4 visits, 11 days
October 29              As part of a busy October travel schedule, Kasich does three events in Newport: tours Sturm Ruger & Company firearms with Congressman Charlie Bass, does main street with Bass and state Senate candidate Beverly Rodeschin, and does a reception for Rodeschin.
June 26-29              June 26 Live interview at WMUR-TV studios; keynote address at the annual Milford-Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce dinner in Merrimack.  June 27 Breakfast in Wolfboro hosted by the Carroll County GOP Committee; attends fundraiser in Hanover for Congressman Charlie Bass.  June 28 Luncheon at private residence in Dublin for the Cheshire County Republican Party; reception in Hillsboro for state Sen. Amy Patenaude and the Contoocook Valley Republican Committee.  June 29 "The Dan Pierce Show" on WGIR-AM (Manchester); reception and dinner in Nashua for Congressman Charlie Bass.
April 26                   Reception in Concord hosted by the NHRSC finance committee.  Grafton County Republican Committee Lincoln Day dinner in Lebanon.
February 16-20         Feb. 16 Merrimack Federation of Republican Women dinner at Madden's Restaurant.  Feb. 17 Meeting with state party people in Concord; briefing in Congressman Sununu's office on education issues; student forum at St. Anselm's College in Goffstown; town meeting with Sununu in Plaistow.  Feb. 18 Editorial board meeting with Concord Monitor; Madden's Restaurant in Derry; tour Sanders-Lockheed plant in Nashua; meet with the mayor of Nashua; Nashua and Manchester City Committee Lincoln Day Dinner, Center of NH, Manchester.  Feb. 19 Featured guest at fundraising breakfast for Cong. Sununu; press interviews; student forum at University of New Hampshire in Durham.  Feb. 20 Press interviews; New Hampshire Conservative Political Victory Fund, Manchester

1997 ...1 visit, 2 days
April 4-5                  Hillsborough County Lincoln Day dinner and a town hall meeting in Bedford.

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