Add former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton to the list of potential 2016 presidential candidates heading to first-primary state New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics said today that Bolton will speak at its “Politics and Eggs” breakfast on Feb. 2 at the NHIOP auditorium at Saint Anselm College.
Bolton has been saying for about a year that he is thinking of running for President in 2016. He told The Daily Caller earlier this week he intends to speak at the CPAC convention in late February in Maryland.
Bolton served as President George W. Bush’s Ambassador to the UN from August 2005 to December 2006 and previously held posts in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. He was a foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and is known for his outspoken criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East.
In the midterm elections in New Hampshire, Bolton campaigned with Republican 2nd District U.S. House candidate Marilinda Garcia and donated to U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown’s campaign.
The “Politics and Eggs” breakfast, co-sponsored by the NHIOP and the New England Council, is a traditional “must” stop for presidential candidates. It has already scheduled an appearance by potential presidential contender Carly Fiorina on Feb. 10.
Also heading to New Hampshire is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who will be in the state on Feb. 11 and 12, while this week, potential contenders Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former New York Gov. George Pataki were in the state.