CONCORD, NH — In response to the announcement that New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has decided not to run for a fifth term, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley has released the following statement:
“This announcement today marks an inflection point for our state. We can begin to turn back the clock on the damaging policies enacted under Chris Sununu’s tenure.
“Sununu’s legacy is marked by some of the highest electricity rates, rising housing costs, and property taxes in the nation. Sununu signed the first modern abortion in New Hampshire history and, under his leadership, we emerged as the only state in New England without affirmative protections for abortion rights. As he continued to fail Granite Staters, Sununu's impact on the state can also be observed in his role leading the rapidly shrinking Republican legislative majority in the State House, whose extreme legislation and behavior have become the frequent target of late-night talk shows.
“Governor Sununu's record has underscored the urgent need for more balanced, forward-thinking leadership. As we prepare for the upcoming gubernatorial election, we are enthusiastic about two incredible, highly accomplished candidates prepared to present a bold and inclusive Democratic vision to the people of New Hampshire. We are confident Democrats will seize this moment to build a stronger, more inclusive, and prosperous New Hampshire for all Granite Staters.”