Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fergus Cullen on New Hampshire's Primary @ DPL Jan. 26, 7pm

 Join us on Tuesday evening, January 26 at 7pm for an engaging and timely talk by Dover resident and former NH Republican Party chair, Fergus Cullen.  Cullen’s new book, “Granite Steps: Stumbles, Surprises, and Successes on the New Hampshire Primary Trail” recalls the last two decades of our state’s first-in-the-nation primary election and is published in partnership with the New Hampshire Union Leader.

         It focuses on the campaigns of 1992-2012: Bill Clinton's first campaign; George H.W. Bush's re-election struggle; Pat Buchanan's insurgent campaigns; George W. Bush's stumble; Al Gore and John Kerry as successful frontrunners; John McCain's two improbable victories; the epic battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and Mitt Romney's second chance.             Mark Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics and co-author of “Game Change”, comments that Cullen’s book is "told with an appreciation for great storytelling and the rhythms of the battle for the White House on a human level."  Former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg adds that Cullen is “one of New Hampshire's leading historians and politically knowledgeable people” who has “explored this important stop on the road to the Presidency… the stories are fascinating and make for great reading."

         Fergus Cullen is principal of Fergus Cullen Communications, a research, advocacy, and public affairs consulting company. He was chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2007-08, the youngest state chairman in the country. He has been an editorial page columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader and a frequent contributor to the op/ed pages of several New England newspapers. He appears as a commentator on numerous television and radio programs. He is one of National Journal's "Political Insiders" polled regularly by the magazine about contemporary political issues and is a member of Politico's Caucus.
           Fergus is a graduate of Gilford (NH) High School, Yale, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. A
competitive distance runner Fergus has coached high school boys and girls cross country and track for nearly two decades.
          This program is free and autographed copies of “Granite Steps” will be available for sale after the program. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.