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Both Parties Call Out Chris Sununu for New Hampshire’s Plummeting Business Ratings

Both parties agree: Chris Sununu’s economy is not working for New Hampshire.

According to a new report from The Union Leader, Sununu has received criticism from both sides of the aisle for making the state less hospitable to business after the state fell twelve spots in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business. CNBC also ranked New Hampshire as the 6th worst state for infrastructure.

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Union Leader: “Sharing Notes”

  • The New Hampshire Democratic Party and one of the Republicans who has declared a Senate run are using the same CNBC ranking of business-friendly states to ding Gov. Chris Sununu.

  • New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley is tying the report to his party’s campaign to link Sununu to unpopular Washington figures such as Sen. Mitch McConnell ahead of a potential Senate run.

  • But Democrats aren’t the only ones running against the specter of a Sununu candidacy. Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc — who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Senate in 2020 and is taking another run in 2022 – is taking aim at Sununu.

  • “I have said consistently that low unemployment is not indicative of a strong economy in NH,” Bolduc said in an email. Bolduc said he also thinks New Hampshire is struggling to attract and retain younger workers.

  • “There have been no innovative solutions to address this problem,” Bolduc said.

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