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A U G U S T (18 1/2 visits - 40 days)

note Sen. Lieberman's visit continues from July

Sen. Lieberman visited NH on the afternoon and evening of August 31, 2003.  He participated in a roundtable discussion on healthcare at the Backroom Puritan Restaurant in Manchester; watched the Red Sox-Yankees Game and picked the winner of the "See Joe's Car & Go See Nomar" contest at Grand Slam Pizza Grill and Bar in Manchester; and visited the Hopkinton Town Fair in Contoocock.

Gov. Dean visited NH on August 30, 2003.  He attended a house party co-hosted by State Reps. Jack Pratt and McKim Mitchell at Pratt's home in Walpole; attended a pig roast at the home of Paul Twomey in Chichester; attended a house party at the home of Doug Dean in Bedford; attended a house party at the home of Sherri and Jim Woolsey, with Linda Kipnes, in Hudson; and attended a house party at the home of Barbara and Harlow Carpenter in Kensington.

Rep. Kucinich visited NH on August 28-29, 2003.  Arriving in Portsmouth on the afternoon of August 28 from a lunch in Beverly, MA, he held a press conference at Market Square; that evening he held a town meeting at South Church; and he overnighted at the Sise Inn, a locally owned bed and breakfast.   On August 29 he  met with Portsmouth Herald editors; had lunch with Portsmouth area Democrats; and held a press conference (mass transit) at the Amtrak Station in Dover, before proceeding on to Portland, ME.

Sen. Kerry visited NH on August 28, 2003.  He unveiled his national economic plan in a speech to the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire in Durham; participated in an NH AFL-CIO presidential forum at SEIU Local 1984 in Concord; and that evening attended a house party at the home of Margie Ives in Derry. 

Rep. Gephardt visited NH on August 24, 2003.  He began with a couple of diner visits in Manchester--Belmont Hall and Restaurant on Grove Street and Julien's Corner on Bridge Street; met voters at Assumption Greek Church Festival in Manchester; met local voters at the “Race Against Leukemia” at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon; attended the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers' Lobster Bake at Portsmouth Naval Yard; and attended a barbecue for supporters and local voters at Bob and Pat Demers’ Hob Nob Farm in Dover. (Gephardt overnighted in NH and left early the next morning for Chicago).

Sen. Kerry visited Nashua, NH on the afternoon of August 23, 2003.  He  made a speech on his proposals regarding veterans to a group of veterans at the Purple Heart Memorial in Deschenes Oval Park and held an open house at his Nashua office on East Pearl Street.

Rep. Kucinich visited NH on August 22, 2003.  He appeared on NHPR's "The Exchange" in Concord; had lunch with residents at the Pub Restaurant and did a downtown walk in Keene, stopping by the fire department; did an ed board meeting at the Keene Sentinel; appeared at Dublin Public Library in Dublin (after the public appearance, Kucinich met there with volunteers for a serious talk about the campaign's seeming lack of focus and interest in NH); had a private dinner at Aqua Bistro in Peterborough; and spoke at Harlow's Deli & Cafe in Peterborough. 

Gov. Dean visited NH on August 20-23, 2003
On August 20 he met with NH AFL-CIO and labor leaders at Plumbers and Steamfitters hall in Hooksett (the first of a series of forums the NH AFL-CIO is holding with the candidates), and attended a house party at the home of Kathleen Kelley in Manchester. 
On August 21 he attended a Queen City Rotary Club breakfast at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester; held a press conference on the environment at the Gates of Mohawk Tannery in Nashua; walked through Nashua City Hall and did a brief downtown walk in Nashua; and had lunch with local activists at MaryAnn's Diner in Derry.  [Information on the rest of the day and evening not available].
On August 22 he toured GT Equipment Technologies in Merrimack; did an official grand opening of the Dean for America office in Concord; met with Terry Shumaker, NH NEA executive director, and other NH NEA staff at their headquarters in Concord; attended the inter-campaign softball tournament at Derryfield Park in Manchester; and held an ice cream social at the Governor's Inn in Rochester.
On August 23 he attended an economic roundtable breakfast at George McQuilken's residence in Portsmouth; did a walk through of the farmer's market in downtown Portsmouth; and attended an IBEW Picnic at Sugar Shack in Lee.

Sen. Edwards brought his "Real Solutions Express" to NH from August 20-25, 2003, making a six-day, 24-town bus trip around the state with his wife Elizabeth and children Cate, Jack and Emma Claire: 
On August 20 he did a downtown walk in Nashua starting at City Hall; a workplace Town Hall meeting at Nobis Engineering in Concord; a private meeting with supporters at his Manchester campaign headquarters; and a BBQ and Town Hall meeting at City Hall Plaza in Manchester.
On August 21 he stopped by Benedict's in Rochester; held a discussion with Rochester police on preparedness and security in Rochester; stopped for ice cream with Jack and Emma Claire in Sommersowrth; appeared on WTSN radio's Open Mike program; stopped by Young's Restaurant for an impromptu Town Hall meeting in Durham; held a press conference on homeland security at Newington Station power plant; stopped by Widow Fletcher's Tavern for an impromptu Town Hall meeting in Hampton; held a discussion with Salem firefighters on preparedness and security in Salem; and held a Town Hall meeting at Woodbury Middle School in Salem.
On August 22 he stopped by Main Street Station in Plymouth; stopped by The Coffee Pot and the Littleton Diner in Littleton; visited North Woodstock where he went for a run (and Elizabeth, Cate, Jack and Emma Claire visited the Lost River Gorge); stopped by the Franklin Diner in Franklin; did a downtown walk in Tilton leaving from Bryant & Lawrence hardware store; and stopped by the Soda Shoppe and the Brick Front Restaurant in Laconia.
On August 23 he took part in the Old Home Day Parade in Allenstown and Pembroke; stopped for lunch at "You're Fired" pottery in Bedford; did a downtown walk in Portsmouth leaving from Breaking New Grounds; held a Strafford County Town Hall meeting at Cocheco Mills Courtyard in Dover; stopped by the first annual Irish Festival in Dover; stopped/held an impromptu Town Hall meeting at the Exeter Town Hall steps in downtown Exeter; and visited GreekFest in downtown Manchester.
On August 24 he attended a house party/impromptu Town Hall meeting at the home of Bill Barry and Helen Honorow in Nashua; stopped by/held an impromptu Town Hall meeting at the Café on the Oval in Milford; stopped to greet supporters in Dublin; held a Cheshire County Town Hall Meeting at Central Square in Keene; stopped by/held an impromptu Town Hall meeting at BJ Brickers in Claremont; and held an Upper Valley Town Hall Meeting at Colburn Park in Lebanon.
On August 25 he stopped by the Corner View Restaurant in Concord for an impromptu Town Hall meeting; visited the Concord Monitor's editorial board; appeared on WKBK radio's "The Dan Mitchell Show" and finally parted from the "Real Solutions Express" at Manchester Airport.

Sen. Lieberman visited NH on August 18-20, 2003 in a "Joe's Jobs Tour" working vacation--when he wasn't making Joe's Jobs Tour stops, he spent time with his family in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee.  At mid-day on August 18 he toured the factory and met with employees at Noyes Fiber Systems in Belmont.  On August 19 he met with employees and area business leaders at Mount Washington Valley Economic Council-The Technology Village in Conway; and toured the factory and participated in a roundtable discussion with employees at Hexaport, Inc. in Berlin.  On August 20 he walked down Main Street in Rochester with Mayor Walter Hoerman; discussed the economy with Mayor Hoerman and city employees at City Hall; and spoke to and meet with employees at Fisher Scientific in Hampton.

Sen. Graham visited NH on August 16-19, 2003
On August 16 he attended the Merrimack County Democrats' 9th Annual Pig Roast and Potluck Picnic at the Home of Mary Beth Walz and Harry Judd in Bow. 
On August 17 he did a workday as a stage hand and including a special guest appearance at a live performance of "Prairie Home Companion" at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center in Gilford.
On August 18 he appeared on NHPR’s "The Exchange;" addressed the Manchester Rotary Club at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester; with Mrs. Graham held a roundtable on seniors' issues at the Salem Haven Nursing Home in Salem; and in the evening he attended a house party at the home of Bill and Merle Shaer in Bedford.  (Mrs. Graham also had other events on August 18).
On August 19 he greeted breakfast patrons at the Four Aces Diner in Lebanon; toured Tally Systems, Inc. in Lebanon; toured Claremont City Hall and Sullivan County Courthouse with Rep. Cloutier in Claremont; made an impromptu stop at the Tumble Inn Diner in Claremont; and  participated in a forum on Foreign Policy and the War in Iraq at Keene State College. 

Rep. Kucinich opened his headquarters on Elm Street in Manchester, NH on August 11, 2003.

Rep. Gephardt visited NH on August 8-11, 2003.  On August 8 he participated in a roundtable on the economy with local workers and business owners at Old Ferry Landing in Portsmouth; participated in another roundtable at Joe King's Shoes in Concord; met with SEIU NH leadership at the State Employees Association office in Concord; and did meet and greet with local Democrats at Claremont Elks Lodge in Claremont.  Gephardt overnighted in NH.  On August 9 he did a Teamsters endorsement tour, rallying in Detroit, MI and Des Moines, IA, before returning to Manchester, NH for a Teamsters endorsement rally and multi-union barbecue with Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and rank and file members at JFK Coliseum in Manchester in the early evening.  On August 10 and 11 in Portsmouth he filmed scenes for television advertising as well as doing some in-state interviews and informally meeting with voters.
=counted as two trips

Sen. Lieberman visited NH on August 8-11, 2003
On August 8 he spoke to and met with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield employees at Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Manchester; and met employees and toured Delta Education in Nashua. 
August 9  Observes the Sabbath. 
On August 10 he attended a house party at the home of Joe Sullivan in Manchester; discussed environmental issues at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in Concord; visited Calef's Country Store in Barrington; visited Strafford Farms Restaurant in Dover; and attended a house party at the home of Rep. Deanna Rollo in Rollinsford. 
On the morning of August 11 he and State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro visited Pappy's Pizza in Manchester; and he toured and spoke at Electropac Prototype Inc. in Londonderry.
=counted as three days

Sen. Kerry visited NH on August 6-9, 2003
On August 6 in the early evening he held a Fresh Air Forum at Victory Park in Manchester. 
On August 7 he spoke at the NEA-NH's annual summer conference at the Grand Summit Resort in Bartlett; did a downtown walk in Littleton; held a meet the candidate event at the Barge Inn in Woodsville; and held a Fresh Air Forum at Riverfront Park in Plymouth.
On August 8 he appeared on NHPR's The Exchange with Laura Knoy; did a downtown walk in Derry in the early afternoon; dined with firefighters at the Salem Fire Department headquarters; and attended a house party at the home of John and Sarah Pendleton in Nashua.
On August 9 he did a canvass kickoff at campaign headquarters in Manchester and some door-to-door canvassing; and attended a house party at the home of Ann McLane-Kuster and Brad Kuster in Hopkinton.

Sen. Edwards visited NH on August 6, 2003.  He spoke to the NEA-NH's annual summer conference at the Grand Summit Resort in Bartlett; continued his Town Hall Tour with a town hall-style ice cream social at the North Conway Community Center Gazebo; and held a Town Hall Meeting at Berlin City Hall.

Gov. Dean campaigned in NH on the morning of August 2, 2003.  He did a meet-the-candidate breakfast at the American Legion Hall in Salem and a house party at the home of Gloria and Pete Henry in Nashua.

[Sen. Lieberman wrapped up a two-day trip to NH on August 1, 2003; see July.]  Sen. Lieberman visited NH on July 31-August 1, 2003, continuing his "Joe's Jobs Tour."  Starting out on the afternoon of July 31 he toured and made remarks at the GlycoFi biotech lab in Lebanon; participated in a roundtable discussion with warehouse distribution employees in Keene; visited the Cheshire County Fair in Swanzey; and attended a house party at the home of State Rep. Bette and Dr. Elliot Lasky in Nashua.  On the morning of August 1 he visited Central Firehouse in Manchester; and participated in an ed board at the Concord Monitor.

Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2003 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.