Gov. Chris Sununu’s (R) campaign “reported that it raised $262,792 from 220 contributors since the governor’s November victory. The committee reported it had a surplus of $28,381 from the 2016 cycle, resulting in total receipts of $291,174. Expenditures totaled $183,795, leaving $107,379 on hand.” (WMUR)
Former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand (D) “reported raising about $44,979 from 342 contributors. That’s already more than 40 percent of the nearly $102,000 Marchand raised in his entire 2016 campaign. Expenditures totaled $15,893, leaving $29,086 on hand.
“He told us the donations have allowed him to triple his staff, from one to three. He said he is excited by the fact that of the 342 donors, more than 300 gave to him for the first time. Many, he said, last year contributed to his two  primary opponents.” (WMUR)
State Sen. Dan Feltes (D) “said that he and his wife ‘have made zero decisions on the 2018 election cycle, and it’s not anything I’m giving attention to in the heart of the legislative session.’” (WMUR)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN. “Sununu’s office announced Tuesday that on Thursday, he will attend an ‘Infrastucture Summit’ at the White House with other governors and mayors. … President Donald Trump will speak at the summit. On Friday and Saturday, Sununu will head to Deer Park, Utah for former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s annual ‘E2 Summit’ – a retreat that attracts top GOP officials from Washington and across the country.” (WMUR)
SUNU-NO THANKS. “Sununu says New Hampshire won’t join a growing group of states that are pledging to uphold the Paris climate agreement following President Donald Trump’s decision to back out.” (Concord Monitor)
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President Trump announced that he is instructing the Pentagon to create a new "space force" independent service branch. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space," Trump said, "we must have American dominance in space." The new command will be the sixth branch of the U.S. Military, which currently includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
"Two longtime associates of President Donald Trump are now acknowledging a previously undisclosed contact in May 2016 with a Russian who they say offered dirt on Hillary Clinton. Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say they forgot to tell investigators about their contact with a Russian national who goes by the name Henry Greenberg — even though they say Greenberg offered to sell incriminating information to the Trump campaign for $2 million."
"President Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the White House said on Saturday. The post is currently held by interim director Mick Mulvaney, who also leads the Office of Management and Budget, where Kraninger is an associate director. Kraninger is expected to continue Mulvaney's push to make the bureau more business friendly."
"The Supreme Court on Monday passed up its two opportunities this term to rule on when and whether states violate the Constitution by drawing electoral maps that sharply favor one political party." In a dispute over Maryland's congressional map, the Supreme Court "upheld a district court judge’s decision not to grant a preliminary injunction" blocking the map. In the Wisconsin case Gill v. Whitford, the justices ruled that Democratic voters lacked standing to challenge the redrawn electoral boundaries at the Supreme Court. Seven justices
"agreed to give the challengers another shot at making their case in the lower courts."
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to keep his promise to divest from his company holdings upon entering government, a Forbes investigation has found. Ross reportedly kept his stakes in companies co-owned by the Chinese government, a firm linked to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, and a Cyprus bank caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation. Forbes reports that Ross’s family continued to have an interest in these holdings while he dealt with China and Russia in his official role, even while knowing that his family’s fortunes were linked to the countries. Although the arrangements appear to be legal, Forbes says Ross may have broken the law by submitting a sworn statement to officials in November saying he divested of everything he promised he would. His spokesperson said Ross did not lie and has filed amended paperwork.