New Hampshire Gov. Sununu will not run for president in 2024

NEW YORK — New Hampshire GOP Governor, Chris Sununu says he will not run for president in 2024.

“The stakes are too high for a crowded field to hand the nomination to a candidate who earns just 35 percent of the vote, and I will help to ensure this does not happen,” Sununu said in a tweet on Monday.

Sununu has said he would endorse the GOP’s ultimate nominee in 2024, but that he’s rooting against Trump.

“You obviously have a very large field,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash in an interview. “I think the former president is doing much better in the polls than folks thought.”

He said that Trump “has no chance of winning” the general election in November of 2024.

“If Republicans nominate him, a vote for him in the primary is effectively a vote for Joe Biden.”

“The path to winning was clear, but I believe I can have a greater impact influencing the future of the Republican Party and the 2024 nominating process not as a candidate, but rather as the Governor of the First-in-the-Nation Primary state – a Governor who is not afraid to speak candidly about issues, candidates, and the direction of our party moving forward.”

Sununu, who was recently elected to his fourth two-year term as New Hampshire governor, did not rule out a future run

“I cannot thank enough the countless individuals across this country who pledged their time, energy, and dollars to my efforts. Over the next few months, I will continue to travel the country to support the Republican Party up and down the ticket, bring on new voters, inspire the next generation, and help grow our party. The stakes are too high for any of us to sit on the sidelines,” Sununu said.

The Republicans already running in the 2024 race are former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, talk radio host and 2021 California gubernatorial candidate, Larry Elder, and former Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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