HOOKSETT, N.H. – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s the busiest politician on the presidential marketing campaign path within the essential major state of New Hampshire this week, and he isn’t even operating for the White House.
Sununu teamed up on Monday afternoon with former ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at a city corridor in Hooksett.
On Monday night, he’ll be a part of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s making his second bid for the GOP presidential nomination, at a city corridor in Nashua.
And on Tuesday, he’ll workforce up with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a marketing campaign occasion in Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest metropolis.
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Sununu mentioned he’ll endorse a kind of three candidates when he decides on whom he’ll again within the 2024 Republican presidential race someday after Thanksgiving.
“I’m not endorsing anyone yet,” the governor informed reporters after the conclusion of the Haley occasion. “Nikki’s done a great job. She’s been really pounding the pavement… Her message seems to resonate.”
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Sununu informed Fox News Digital that his endorsement can be far more than only a one-day announcement.
“If I get behind a candidate, I’m going to get behind a candidate,” he emphasised.
And he later added that he’d put muscle behind his endorsement, “110%.”
“That’s the fun part. Are you kidding? I’m not going to do an endorsement and sit on my hands. When I do an endorsement, it’s going to be a six-, seven-, eight-, nine-week push, whatever it is, to really make sure folks know where we are. I tend to not leave anything on the table,” he emphasised.
And Sununu, who’s received election and re-election to 4 two-year phrases as New Hampshire governor, mentioned he’d assist whichever candidate he backed “put together a ground game. I think we know how to do it pretty well here.”
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But he is additionally tempered expectations that his endorsement would possibly transfer the needle within the Granite State, telling Fox News final month that “I’m never a big believer that endorsements matter as much as the press think they do.”
Asked if he may see himself serving in a possible Haley, DeSantis or Christie Cabinet, Sununu informed Fox News on Monday that “I don’t need anything out of Washington. I just want a great candidate and great president and I think there’s a huge opportunity for that. No, nothing for me. I’m ready to go get a real job.”
The governor, who flirted with a White House run of his personal earlier than asserting in early June that he would not launch a 2024 marketing campaign, has been a vocal GOP critic of former President Donald Trump, who stays the commanding frontrunner for the Republican nomination as he seeks to win again his previous job.
“He’s got a floor, but he’s also got a ceiling,” Sununu mentioned as he pointed to Trump’s giant lead within the newest New Hampshire polls. “And when you look at the fact that well over 50% of the Republican core-based voter wants somebody else, the fact that in New Hampshire you can have independents that come out – I believe in record numbers – most of which won’t vote for yesterday’s news in terms of Donald Trump.”
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And the governor emphasised that “these candidates have a lot of opportunity to make up a lot of ground quickly.”
New Hampshire’s secretary of state introduced final week that the date of the first shall be Jan. 23, eight days after the Iowa caucuses, which lead off the GOP presidential nominating calendar.
Granite State voters are identified for historically being late deciders relating to their state’s treasured first-in-the-nation presidential major.
As for when New Hampshire voters will resolve whom they’re going to again for president, the governor mentioned, “They always make them after Thanksgiving, and I think this year even later than normal.”
“I think a lot of folks are just going to wait and see where this thing goes in late December and early January and make up their minds,” Sununu added.
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