As the GOP Senate Primary Escalates, Sununu Dismisses Coveted Trump Endorsement in Radio Interview
Sununu Says He “I Don’t Care About” Donald Trump’s Endorsement
As the all-consuming fight to be Trump’s chosen candidate infects New Hampshire’s Republican Senate primary, Chris Sununu is suddenly dismissive about the possibility that he could lose the coveted endorsement from the former president, who holds heavy sway among Republican loyalists.
Trump escalated the GOP primary earlier this week by boosting General Don Bolduc's candidacy –– Bolduc instantly capitalized on the development, bragging in a radio interview that he is “talking directly” with the former president and that he “thinks there is a chance he'll endorse his candidacy.” And WMUR reported today that Bolduc is hosting a fundraiser with former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Sununu’s response? To pretend he doesn’t “care about any of that.” The defensive comments downplaying the significance of the highly sought after endorsement confirm that these latest developments in New Hampshire’s GOP Senate primary are “unwelcome” for Mitch McConnell and national Republicans.
Listen to the clip of Sununu saying he doesn’t “care about” Donald Trump’s endorsement here:
Chris Ryan: That's New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu joining us here on New Hampshire today, retired General Don Bolduc was on the show on Monday and he was touting his conversations with former President Trump and saying there's a chance that Trump would endorse him and weigh into the race for the U.S. Senate. As you consider running for Senate, does it surprise you that Bolduc and Trump are talking and that Trump would consider endorsing Bolduc?
Chris Sununu: No, I don't care. I don't care about any of that. Look, if I want to get into the U.S. Senate race, I'll get in and I have full confidence I'd win, there's no question about that. But if a General Bolduc or so-and-so wants to run for U.S. Senate or Donald Trump wants to get involved, that's all fine.