The first major candidate has thrown their hat into the mix for New Hampshire’s 2016 gubernatorial election. Republican Executive Councilor, and son of former governor John Sununu, Chris Sununu, announced his bid Monday at a Labor Day picnic down in Salem.
The 40-year-old was elected to the Executive Council in 2010, and was recently the swing vote against funding Planned Parenthood of Northern New England earlier this summer. Sununu’s father John served as governor from 1983 to 1989, and later became White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush.
Current New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan is said to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Kelly Ayotte.