(GoRealNewsNow.com) – New Hampshire’s popular Governor, Chris Sununu, an anti-Trump Republican, announced he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2024 after recently revealing he wouldn’t run for the GOP presidential nomination.
Sununu has been New Hampshire’s governor since 2017 and is in his fourth two-year term.
He made mainstream media headlines in 2022 by stating that former President Donald Trump was “f—ing crazy” and wouldn’t be allowed to leave a mental health institution.
On Wednesday, Sununu, 48, declared that he wouldn’t run for a fifth term, AP reports, cited by Newsmax.
“This was no easy decision as I truly love serving as governor. Public service should never be a career, and the time is right for another Republican to lead our great state,” the New Hampshire Republican stated.
He added that he decided after discussing the matter with his wife and children.
Sununu didn’t endorse a potential successor and didn’t reveal anything about his immediate plans.
His announcement was followed by a statement by former New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse that he would be running for governor.
Morse, a Republican former candidate for the US Senate, declared he was proud of his collaboration with Sununu in favor of “a conservative, pro-jobs, pro-growth, family first economic agenda that has made New Hampshire the envy of New England and the nation.”
“We lead the nation in economic freedom. We have the lowest poverty rate in the nation and are the number one state for taxpayer return on investment,” Morse said.
Two Democrats have also revealed they would run for New Hampshire governor – Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington.
In June, Sununu announced he wouldn’t bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination because a “crowded” primary would cut the chances of “stopping” former President Trump from winning it.
He insisted that GOP candidates with “no path to victory must have the courage to get out” of their party’s nomination race.
In an op-ed, New Hampshire’s governor promised to endorse whoever wins the Republican nomination but insisted that the GOP had to adopt a “course correction” away from Trump.
Sununu also vowed to help expand the Republican Party by speaking with “a little more of an unleashed voice.”
SUNUNU WON'T SEEK 5TH TERM: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican who considered but decided against runs for president and the U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2024. https://t.co/gzlp4Wbcu6
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) July 19, 2023