One of the nation’s most popular governors, Sununu, 48, has hinted for months that he may want to leave the corner office. He recently told POLITICO that he plans to make his final decision this summer, after the state legislative session concludes at the end of June.
“Knowing I’m in my fourth term, probably out of here in 18 months or so – I don’t know, I don’t think I’ll run again,” Sununu said on WEEI. « But I’m not really sure. »
Sununu’s potential successors are not waiting for a decision. Executive adviser Cinde Warmington is already running on the Democratic side and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig has formed an exploratory committee. On the Republican side, former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and former State Senate Chairman Chuck Morse have laid the groundwork for potential campaigns if Sununu decides not to run again.
For Democrats who were unable to unseat Sununu, Republicans stepping down would be the best-case scenario.
« If Sununu is so eager to get a ‘real job,’ we encourage him not to waste another day or taxpayer’s dollar and be honest with the families in New Hampshire that he no longer cares about solving their problems as governor. » , Izzi, spokeswoman for the Democratic Governors Association. Levy said in a statement.