Pair of High-Profile Summits (Hosted by Trump and Romney) on Gov. Sununu's Schedule

Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Chris Sununu will be traveling to a few high-profile out-of-state events this week: an "infrastructure summit" hosted by the Trump administration in Washington and another retreat hosted by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. 

Transportation Commissioner Victoria Sheehan will accompany Sununu to the infrastructure summit at the White House on Thursday, according to the governor's office. Speaking in between events on Tuesday, Sununu said he isn't going in with an agenda. 

"I don't know of any specifics, obviously we're going to promote some of the direct interests for New Hampshire, but we're really looking at it also from a national perspective in terms of what we need to do and how we're going to get the best impact in terms of rebuilding the infrastructure of this country," Sununu said. "I'm absolutely honored he would ask me to come down and participate in such an important endeavor for the country."

After his stopover in Washington, Sununu will travel directly to Deer Valley, Utah, to spend part of the weekend at Romney's annual "E2 Summit." The guest list will reportedly include Senator John McCain, Speaker Paul Ryan and former Vice President Joe Biden.

A spokesman for Sununu says the governor attended the same summit last year "as a private citizen and was honored to be invited to attend as a guest again this year."

State money will be used for Sununu's trip to D.C., while campaign money (from the Friends of Chris Sununu political committee) will cover his trip to Utah, according to the governor's office.