Forrester Annouces Bid For GOP Chair, Wins Backing Of Sununu, Morse

Dec 2, 2016

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As rivals vying for their party's gubernatorial nomination, Jeanie Forrester clashed with Chris Sununu. Forrester said Sununu lacked wisdom, was immature and mocked him as a product of a political dynasty. But no sooner had Forrester announced for GOP chair, and promised to "make NH red again, " than Chris Sununu was there to offer his backing. In a statement he praised her as someone who could build on what Sununu called the GOP's "strong voter contact program and aggressive fundraising operation."

If she ends up chairman, Forrester would succeed Jennifer Horn, who opted not to seek a third term at the post she's held since 2013.

Governor-elect Sununu's backing will help Forrester, who has also been endorsed by Senate President Chuck Morse, but it will be up to voting members of the party to elect a new chairman at a meeting in January.