Fmr. Sen. John E. Sununu files N.H. delegate list for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, at the State House on Dec. 9

Dec 9, 2015 2:32 PM

Steinhauser: Kasich campaign first to NH State House to file 2016 delegates list

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CONCORD – Score one for John Kasich.

The Ohio governor was the first of the major Republican presidential candidates to have his or her campaign in the first-in-the-nation primary state file a New Hampshire delegates list with the Secretary of State’s office.

Former Sen. John E. Sununu, a top adviser and longtime friend to Kasich, who chairs the governor’s campaign in the Granite State, went to the State House in person to deliver the list, which includes 20 delegates and 20 alternates.

“The New Hampshire primary is about putting together a great organization. Our delegate list reflects that. It’s a great cross section,” Sununu told NH1 News. “It’s a great group, it’s a great organization. And that’s how you win the New Hampshire primary. You put it together town to town, person to person, and build that vote.”

See the entire list below

The presidential campaigns have until end of business on Friday to deliver to the Secretary of State’s office a list of delegates and alternates that would potentially represent their candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next summer. The number of delegates a candidate would get depends on the percentage of the vote that candidate wins in the February 9 primary. A candidate needs to capture at least 10% of the primary vote to be awarded delegates.

Kasich’s in fifth place, at 8% support, in the latest NH1 News Poll of Polls, which averages the two latest public opinion surveys of likely Granite State GOP primary voters. Donald Trump remains the front runner, at 30%, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 13%, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 10%.

But Sununu wasn’t concerned about the latest polls, saying “a lot of people don’t really start focusing until after the holiday season. We all know that. So at this point you’re building organization and John Kasich has the strongest grassroots organization in the state.”

Sununu came to the State House two days after Trump called for a temporary ban on allowing Muslims who are not U.S. citizens to enter the country. Trump made his shocking announcement in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in California that left 14 people dead. Authorities say the two shooters were a Muslim couple that had been radicalized.

“I do think the comments did not reflect the American values and principles, and as many people pointed out (Trump’s proposal) is totally unworkable and it’s really the wrong path to take. At the end of the day it’s about ideas, ideas that are right for our country,” Sununu told NH1 News.

Sununu added that there’s a big contrast to be made between Kasich and “candidates like Donald Trump who are willing to say anything no matter how ridiculous or outrageous or unworkable.”

“I think voters will respond to it and react to it,” he added.

John Kasich for President New Hampshire Delegates

Bruce Berke, Bow

Senator David Boutin, Hooksett

Karen Cervantes, Lebanon

Paul Collins, Hampton Falls

Ed Dupont, Durham

Representative Jack Flanagan, Brookline

Linda Frawley, Belmont

Ruth Griffin, Portsmouth

Michele Holton, New London

Gordon Humphrey, Chichester

Nancy Merrill, Lebanon

Leann Moccia, Atkinson

Tom Rath, Concord

Barbara Russell, Dover

Doug Scamman, Stratham

Stella Scamman, Stratham

John E. Sununu, Rye

Peter Thomson, Orford

Simon Thomson, Merrimack

Sheriff Craig Wiggin, Meredith

John Kasich for President New Hampshire Alternate Delegates

Cyndi Cusack, Bedford

Gene Doherty, New Castle

Jeff Frost, Alexandria

Catherine Ivey Jones, Exeter

Fred King, Colebrook

Pam Kocher, Barrington

Ed Lecius, Merrimack

Shane McKinney, Albany

Chief Peter Morency, Berlin

Alderman-At-Large Dan Moriarty, Nashua

Representative Harold Parker, Wolfeboro

Andy Peterson, Peterborough

Bob Preston, Hampton

Dino Scala, Wakefield

Ward Scott, Plymouth

Janet Stevens, Rye

Kitty Sununu, Rye

Alex Talcott, Durham

Bill Williams, Plymouth

Lee Williams, Plymouth

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