NH GOP Gov. Chris Sununu said Republicans couldn’t win in 2024 without independent voters. The potential presidential candidate made the remarks at the NRA’s annual conference in Indianapolis. Sununu strongly criticized former President Trump’s efforts to return to the White House. Something is loading.
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Republican New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, spoke out against some of the ideological divisions within the party on Friday, admitting he was “nervous” about the White House contest l ‘next year.
Speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference, Sununu, a fourth-term governor who is a hugely popular figure in Granite State, said Republicans would need to win the support of a broad spectrum of voters to win in 2024. – especially among the critical bloc of independent voters who often decide the results of races up and down the ballot.
And Sununu, who has criticized former President Donald Trump’s efforts to win the GOP presidential nomination next year, was candid about what he foresees as a potential problem for the party.
“Just to talk politics, I’m getting nervous about 2024,” he said. “If we don’t have these independents, if we don’t have these people on the team, these disenfranchised voters, it’s not going to happen for us.”
“We can shout and shout all we want, but we want winners. We want winners for tomorrow. We have to be inspiring,” he continued. “We must become great again, greater than ourselves.”
Sununu said in February that his potential campaign would offer voters “an opportunity to make a difference” in the nation’s capital, while providing a positive outlook for the GOP.
“It drives me crazy when Republicans talk in an echo chamber about, you know, how bad the president is,” he said of President Joe Biden at the time. “You must be there for something.”
Republicans were expected to make major gains in Congress last year, but they fell short in the most competitive Senate races and many critical House contests, with the party struggling among young voters, college-educated voters university and suburban independents.
While GOP leaders had high hopes that inflation would carry them to victory, Democrats were able to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, who made abortion a huge political issue in races across the country. And the GOP has so far stumbled upon appealing to voters who are wary of a nationwide abortion ban or restrictions on abortive drugs.