Kevin Landrigan’s Granite Status: Sununu’s move speeds up GOP Senate drive
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Gov. Chris Sununu’s announcement he will seek a third term as governor in 2020 and pass on a U.S. Senate challenge of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, is hardly a big shock but it resolves the biggest unknown about state politics next year.
Now the three Republicans exploring their own GOP Senate bid — former House Speaker Bill O’Brien of Nashua, retired Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc of Stratham and Seacoast lawyer Bryant “Corky” Messner — have the open field to themselves without having to worry that a big foot Sununu might one day decide he wants this nomination.