New Hampshire’s Republican governor Chris Sununu decided not to run for the United States Senate because he wants no part of McConnell’s and Senate Republicans’ plan to simply be a ‘roadblock’ for President Joe Biden for the next two years.
Sununu told the Washington Examiner that he was “pretty close” to running for Senate but changed his mind and decided to run for re-election as governor instead because he was not ok with doing nothing other than blocking Biden’s agenda.
“They were all, for the most part, content with the speed at which they weren’t doing anything. It was very clear that we just have to hold the line for two years. OK, so I’m just going to be a roadblock for two years. That’s not what I do,” Sununu said. “It bothered me that they were OK with that.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Sen. Rick Scott, had been courting Sununu to challenge Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan. They saw him as Republicans best chance to flip the seat.
However, late last year Sununu announced he would not run for Senate.
“My responsibility is not to the gridlock and politics of Washington. It is to the citizens of New Hampshire. I’d rather push myself 120 miles an hour delivering wins for New Hampshire than just slow down and end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results,” he said at the time.