Presidential candidates Lincoln Chafee, Chris Christie, Jim Gilmore and John Kasich have planned campaign stops in the Granite State in upcoming days.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia who is seeking the Republican nomination, plans to attend the New England Regional College Republican Leadership Summit at the N.H. Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester. The college is at 100 St. Anselm Drive.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., Gilmore plans to attend U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s fifth annual family picnic at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, before heading to a barbecue at the home of Gordon and Patricia Humphrey, 78 Garvin Hill Road, Chichester, at around 2:15 p.m. He plans to be in Stratham by approximately 4:30 p.m. for the Seacoast Republican Women's Annual Chilifest, Scamman Farm, Portsmouth Avenue, and then by about 6 p.m., to arrive at a barbecue and beer bash with the Strafford County Republicans. Gilmore plans to speak at the event, which is at Cottage By the Bay, 97 Piscataqua Road, Dover.
On Sunday, Gilmore will speak at the Cornerstone Action event God, Country & BBQ, Grace Capital Church, 542 Pembroke St., Pembroke. That event is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
On Saturday at 11:15 a.m., Kasich — Ohio's governor and a candidate for the Republican nomination — plans to attend the College Republicans summit in Manchester. At 12:30 p.m., Kasich will be at a town hall at the Iber Holmes Gove Middle School, 1 Stephen K. Batchelder Parkway in Raymond. That afternoon, at 2:30 p.m., he'll attend the chilifest in Stratham, and at 4:15 p.m., the beer and barbecue bash in Dover.
On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Christie — New Jersey's governor and another candidate for the Republican presidential nomination — is scheduled to attend the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival at 295 Ocean Boulevard. He'll then have a town hall meeting in Dover with Maine Gov. Paul LePage at Newick's Lobster House, 431 Dover Point Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. for this event, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. People interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at http://bitly.com/09-13-2015.
Christie plans to kick off Monday at 9:30 a.m. with a farm-and-flower-market visit with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, 15 Webster St., Manchester. At 10:15 a.m., the two are slated to visit the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., Manchester.
Chafee, a former U.S. senator and former governor of Rhode Island seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is scheduled to speak at Colby-Sawyer College in New London Tuesday. Chafee will speak at 4 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center. Prior to that, at 2:15 p.m., U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., will speak at the college's Lethbridge Lodge Conference Room on behalf of Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of State and former U.S. senator representing New York who is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Colby-Sawyer is at 541 Main St., New London.