Executive Councilor Chris Sununu speaks with NH1News on Dec. 22

Dec 22, 2015 11:18 PM

Steinhauser: Chris Sununu tells NH1 News he's 'keeping all my options open' on presidential primary endorsement

NH1 Political Director - NH1.com

PORTSMOUTH – Republican Executive Councilor Chris Sununu says he’s “not quite sure” if he’ll make an endorsement before the February 9th presidential primary.

Sununu, who launched a 2016 gubernatorial bid on Labor Day, spoke with NH1 News at Popovers in Market Square, following a campaign stop by New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Sununu said “when it comes to endorsing I’m definitely keeping all my options open. We’ve had some awesome candidates come through, especially here on the Seacoast.”

Sununu added that electability is important to him.

“The first metric always has to be who can win on the Republican side. What candidates can win, what candidates can really challenge Hillary Clinton in the general election, because you can’t govern if you don’t win. Once you kind of get past that metric, and I think there are four, five, six candidates out there that can really give her a good challenge in the general election, once you get past metric you can kind of sort out the details,” he added.

Sununu’s older brother, former Sen. John E. Sununu, is chairing Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign in New Hampshire. His father, former Gov. John H. Sununu, told NH1 News in June that “I’m going to avoid endorsing this time around. I have too many friends in the campaign. But I will say I hope we get a governor or former governor in the White House.”


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