The Fourth of July holiday often brings presidential candidates to New Hampshire. This year, the state will see 2016 hopefuls throughout the week leading up to Independence Day.
First up this week is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who’s expected to formally announce his presidential campaign Tuesday morning in New Jersey. The Republican then heads to New Hampshire for at least three days of town hall meetings, including events in Sandown, Ashland and Rochester.
Donald Trump also returns to the state on Tuesday. The business leader and reality TV star will be the guest of honor at a reception in Bedford. Trump's campaign has been touting a recent CNN/WMUR poll putting him in second place in the state, behind former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Later in the week, former Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to appear at a house party in Derry Friday night, and march in two Independence Day parades, in Amherst and Merrimack.
Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, and Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are also expected to appear in New Hampshire over the holiday weekend.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reportedly coming to New Hampshire Friday for a fundraising event at the home of Gary and Meg Hirshberg, but no word on whether she will hold any public events.