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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu will not seek reelection

He previously dispelled rumors of a presidential run in 2024.

Published: July 19, 2023 10:29pm

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu announced on Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in 2024.

Sununu first entered the governor's mansion in 2016 and has served continuously since then. The state holds gubernatorial contests every two years, though he has managed to triumph in each successive election and is currently serving his fourth term.

"After much consideration, I have decided not to run for another term as Governor in 2024," he tweeted. "Be assured we will keep working and that the Granite State will continue to be our priority for the next 18 months."

"Public service should never be a career, and the time is right for another Republican to lead our great state," he went on. "This was no easy decision as I truly love serving as Governor."

He previously dispelled rumors of a presidential run in 2024, saying "[w]e’ve taken the last six months to really kind of look at things, where everything is. And I’ve made the decision not to run for president on the Republican ticket in 2024."

The battleground state has generally trended Democratic in the past several presidential elections and currently has two Democratic senators. 

Neither senator faces reelection in 2024.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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