New Hampshire Republican incumbent Chris Sununu secured himself a second term as governor Tuesday after managing to defeat his Democratic opponent, Molly Kelly.
With $1,610,887 in contributions as of Oct. 31, Sununu made more compared to Molly Kelly, who raised $1,236,561. Sununu also spent more with $1,300,300, compared to Kelly’s $1,152,166.
Sununu was long considered a shoo-in in the gubernatorial race, despite a recent poll which showed him neck-and-neck with his opponent, Molly Kelly.
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“We had two very separate approaches,” Gov. Sununu said, contrasting himself with his opponent. “Ours was very positive and that’s how we started. That’s how we’re going to finish.”
“My opponent talks about the negativity of Washington. All those attack ads, nonstop. I don’t think anybody likes to see those kind of attack ads. It doesn’t say what you’re going to do for the state.”
Sununu has supported President Donald Trump in some of his policies, but not all of them. Most notably, he refused to commit the NH National Guard to the southern border, saying he “will not send our New Hampshire troops to the southern border to separate families.”
At 44 years old, Sununu is the youngest governor in the history of New Hampshire. He is the son of former NH Gov. John Sununu, who was also the White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush.