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Presidential Candidates to Visit Franklin Pierce

Governor O’Malley and Senator Graham in Rindge on Monday

November 19, 2015

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The road to the White House will travel through Rindge, New Hampshire when U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R) and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) visit Franklin Pierce University, Monday, November 23, 2015 as part of the Fitzwater Presidential Forums.

“We’re very excited to have Senator Graham and Governor O’Malley come to Pierce to engage in the kind of retail politics that New Hampshire is known for,” said Andrew Card, President of Franklin Pierce University. “ This is a great opportunity for our students, who are already very engaged and excited about this election, to have this kind of access to the candidates.”

Governor Martin O'Malley is scheduled to talk with students and faculty from 11 am - 12:15 pm at the Fitzwater Center Television Studio while South Carolina’s Senior Senator, Lindsey Graham will be in the studio from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

“The Fitzwater Center is pleased to be a stop on the road to the White House,” said Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications at Franklin Pierce University. “We look forward to welcoming both candidates as we bring forth the robust debate that is critical to the health of our nation's democracy and of vital interest to the Monadnock region.”

Graham is the third Republican Presidential candidate to visit the Franklin Pierce campus. Former Gov. George Pataki (R) spoke to the campus on May 5 and Senator Ted Cruz (R) was on campus on May 29. O’Malley is the first of the Democratic candidates to visit to Franklin Pierce.



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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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