NH Gov. Chris Sununu says he won’t run for president in 2024
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has announced that he will not be seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2024, after publicly toying with the idea for several months. Sununu stated that he and his team had taken the last six months to evaluate the situation, but ultimately decided against a run. Despite this, Sununu stated that he is excited for what’s to come, saying, “it’s been quite an adventure, but not the end of the adventure by any means.”
Sununu’s announcement comes as a trio of current or former Republican governors are set to join the race this week. Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie will announce his campaign in New Hampshire on Tuesday, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and former Vice President Mike Pence will formally enter the race on Wednesday.
The Republican field is already filled with notable candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, among others. Sununu, who has been a persistent critic of Trump, questioned the former president’s chances of winning in 2024. Despite this, Sununu did not endorse any specific candidate in the non-Trump lane.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Sununu made a point of urging low-polling candidates to bow out of the race by Christmas at the latest. He believes that allowing candidates to continue with low-single digits is not good for the Republican party, and that someone could win the nomination with just 35% of the support.
Q: Is Chris Sununu running for president in 2024?
A: No, he announced on Monday that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024.
Q: Who are the Republicans expected to enter the race this week?
A: Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and former Vice President Mike Pence are all expected to formally enter the race this week.
Q: Who is currently leading in Republican polls?
A: According to the RealClearPolitics polling average, only former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are averaging double-digit support.
Q: Did Chris Sununu endorse any specific candidate?
A: No, he did not endorse any specific candidate in the non-Trump lane.
“Chris Sununu, NH Governor, Announces He Will Not Seek Presidency in 2024”
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has officially announced that he will not be running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024. Sununu appeared to be considering a presidential run for several months and had flirted with the idea publicly before making his decision. Speaking to CNN on Monday, Sununu explained that his decision followed six months of consideration and that while it was the end of an adventure, it was not the end of his political career. His announcement comes as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie prepares to announce his campaign in the Granite State on Tuesday, while former Vice President Mike Pence and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum will formally enter the race on Wednesday. Several other Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, are also in the running. Sununu expressed his support for a quick exit for low-polling candidates, urging them to follow the example he would set were he to run. He said that such candidates should exit the race “Christmas at the latest” and warned that if the party repeats the situation in 2016, the nominee could be the candidate with only 35% of Republican support. Sununu, who is a vocal critic of Donald Trump, has reiterated his belief that Trump has no chance of regaining the White House in 2024 and stopped short of endorsing any candidate from the non-Trump lane, insisting that he “couldn’t tell you who right now.” Sununu had previously declined the opportunity to run for Senate against Democrat Maggie Hassan in 2022, deciding instead to seek a fourth term as governor of New Hampshire.