Trump-Sununu Spat Spills into Governor’s Race

The New Hampshire Democratic Party chair said he agrees with Trump about Sununu’s record.

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Karyn Bruggeman
Jan. 12, 2016, 9:47 a.m.

Real es­tate mogul Don­ald Trump (R) entered in­to a war of words with former Gov. John H. Sununu (R) dur­ing a stop in New Hamp­shire on Monday. Trump claimed Sununu is “dumb” and was “fired like a dog” from the George H.W. Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion. (WMUR-TV) Trump’s com­ments came after Sununu wrote an op-ed in the New Hamp­shire Uni­on Lead­er earli­er this month warn­ing GOP voters to not “drink the Trump Kool-Aid.”

The New Hamp­shire Demo­crat­ic Party sent out a fun­drais­ing email in re­sponse ty­ing Trump’s com­ments to the open gov­ernor’s race, in which Sununu’s son, Ex­ec­ut­ive Coun­cilor Chris Sununu (R), is a top can­did­ate.  The sub­ject line of the email read: “I agree with Don­ald Trump.” State party chair Ray­mond Buckley wrote: “Trump’s right - Sununu was fired - and for good reas­on. But now his son wants to be gov­ernor. We can’t let that hap­pen.” (re­lease)


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