New Hampshire Primary Preview

Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Ground Zero Performance Cafe (TRO)
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Before journalists flock to New Hampshire for the first in the nation primary on Feb. 11, 2020 we’ll break down what to watch for and share predictions. New Hampshire is the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second state to make its picks for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees after Iowa. Neither state - New Hampshire or Iowa - have had the best track record for picking presidents, though New Hampshire has done better at choosing Republican nominees. So why is it so important? New Hampshire can make or break a candidate. Those who don’t fare well in New Hampshire often quit their campaigns and for those who win, it can cement their path to the white house.

- Patrick J. Griffin - Founding Partner and CEO of Merrimack Potomac + Charles (MP+C); Fall '19 Visiting Fellow, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
- Seema Mehta - LA Times Political Reporter covering 2020

Moderated by Center Co-Directors Robert M. Shrum and Mike Murphy. 

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Free Food, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


Dornsife, cpf


Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
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