New Hampshire is coming into the presidential candidate spotlight over the next few weeks as Republican White House hopefuls flock to the nation’s first primary state.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki is expected to make stops in the state Feb. 3 and 4, the New Hampshire Journal reports.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline the Strafford County Lincoln Day Dinner Feb. 12. Four days later, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be the featured speaker at the Merrimack County/Concord City Republican Committee Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.
New Hampshire traditionally hosts the nation’s first presidential primary, and it’s expected to do so in 2016, eight days after the Iowa caucus. About a dozen potential Republican candidates spoke Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, and another gathering is planned March 7 at the Iowa Ag Summit.