New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu says he thanks his 'lucky stars' that he didn't get 'conned' into a Senate bid

Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.AP Photo/Charles Krupa
N.H. GOP Gov. Chris Sununu says he's grateful he wasn't "persuaded" to run for the Senate.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he described the Senate as "the B team compared to governors."
Instead of looking to Washington DC, Sununu decided to run for a fourth term as governor.
Last year, many Republicans in Washington, DC thought Chris Sununu would help them take back control of the Senate.
ADVERTISEMENT
Sununu -- first elected governor of New Hampshire in 2016 and re-elected in 2018 and 2020 -- was popular with Granite state voters and would have been by far the toughest potential challenger to first-term Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan.
But Sununu passed on a Senate campaign, and in making his announcement, the governor gave no advance notice to either Kentucky's Minority Leader Mitch McConnell or Florida's National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sununu had no qualms when asked if he regretted skipping a Senate nomination.
"Oh dear God, no — are you kidding me?" the governor told reporter Kara Voght as they climbed a mountain in his hometown of New Hampshire. "I thank my lucky stars every day for not falling for this nonsense."
ADVERTISEMENT
Sununu then explained why he is not a fan of the upper chamber.
“The US Senate is the B team compared to governors. Can you honestly tell me it would get worse if we got rid of every US senator and replaced them with 100 randomly selected, employed American adults?” he told the publication.
"It's just a bubble, and you talk to your own echo chambers and convince yourself of this non-reality," he added.
For Sununu, the "non-reality" was represented by GOP ideas such as South Carolina's national ban on abortion and Senator Rick Scott's proposal from Florida, which was opposed by many other members of his party's controversial tax proposals.
Regarding Graham, Sununu told Rolling Stone that the senator was "so unconnected."
And when it came to Scott's proposal, Sununu quipped, "The one with the tax hikes in it? That won't fly."
Sununu won the New Hampshire GOP gubernatorial nomination last month in his quest for a fourth term, and Hassan - who could have been his Senate opponent - will run against the retired Army Brig. General Don Bolduc.
Bolduc, who until recently dismissed former President Donald Trump's defeat in the 2020 election, is widely seen as an outsider in the Senate race.
In the most recent Emerson College poll of 800 likely voters, Hassan was 11 percentage points ahead of Bolduc (51%-40%).
Read the original article on Business Insider
Chris Sunu
82nd Governor of New Hampshire as of 2017
Maggie Hasan
US Senator from New Hampshire

Last News

NATO to reassure Russia's nervous neighbors

NATO to reassure Russia's nervous neighbors

Sen. Raphael Warnock Is Finally Going for the Jugular in Georgia Senate Battle

Sen. Raphael Warnock Is Finally Going for the Jugular in Georgia Senate Battle

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban constitutional

5 cars Joe Biden's Secret Service rented in Nantucket burst into flames a day after they were returned: report