Sununu confirms he’s running for re-election in 2018

  • In this photo taken Wednesday June 29, 2016 Executive Councilor Chris Sununu listens during the a meeting Concord in June 2016. Sununu confirmed Wednesday that he will seek another term as governor. AP file

Associated Press
Thursday, October 05, 2017

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has confirmed he’s running for re-election in 2018, a bid that was widely expected.

New Hampshire Public Radio reported that Sununu made the comment during an address in Bedford on Wednesday before The New England Council, a regional business group.

Sununu, who defeated Democrat Colin Van Ostern last November, said he’s running for his second two-year term. He said he loves his job, adding, “I think we are doing great things.”

In April, former Portsmouth mayor Steve Marchand, a Democrat, said he would challenge Sununu. Marchand ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Libertarian Jilletta Jarvis has also announced a run.