October 26th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Booker: Sununu's comment was 'unfortunate'

(CNN) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a top surrogate for President Barack Obama's campaign, said Friday that a surrogate for Mitt Romney made the wrong call when he argued Colin Powell endorsed Obama because they shared the same race.

"Whatever he meant or not, it was a statement that is unfortunate and just reflects a lack of understanding and sensitivity," Booker said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Cory Booker • John Sununu
October 25th, 2012
10:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Sununu cites race as factor for Powell’s Obama endorsement

(CNN) - John Sununu, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Thursday that Colin Powell’s repeat endorsement of President Barack Obama could be explained partly by the two men’s shared race.

Speaking on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Sununu downplayed the importance of the former secretary of state’s endorsement, pointing to the support Romney’s received from former President George H.W. Bush. He went on to explain that Powell’s endorsement of Obama didn’t rely solely on the political issues at hand.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colin Powell • John Sununu • President Obama
October 17th, 2012
08:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Video: Sununu angry over Libya 'terror' remarks

(CNN) - Soledad O'Brien and Romney adviser John Sununu spar over when Obama first referred to the "act of terror" in Libya.


Filed under: John Sununu • Presidential Debates
Sununu: Thompson 'sounds like Barack Obama'
September 20th, 2012
09:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu: Thompson 'sounds like Barack Obama'

(CNN) – John Sununu, an outspoken surrogate to Republican nominee Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, criticized fellow conservative Tommy Thompson for blaming bad poll numbers on Mitt Romney earlier Thursday, likening the senate candidate to President Barack Obama himself.

Thompson cited Romney's campaign as being partly to blame for his slipping poll numbers. His comments come after a Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday showed Thompson trailing Democratic opponent Tammy Baldwin by nine points among likely voters in the Senate race. The same poll showed Thompson leading Baldwin by nine points one month earlier.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • Tommy Thompson
Sununu stands by debunked welfare criticism of Obama
August 22nd, 2012
08:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu stands by debunked welfare criticism of Obama

(CNN) - John Sununu, a high-profile surrogate for Mitt Romney, on Wednesday stood by the criticism of President Barack Obama in Romney campaign television advertisements that make a claim CNN and others have found to be false.

"But on July 12th, President Obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements," said one ad, using language similar to a spot released Wednesday morning. "Under Obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Medicare • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
August 9th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu: Obama is a 'wuss'

(CNN) - Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, known for his candor, took a jab at former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's book, "A Nation of Wusses," and launched an attack line at President Barack Obama.

"Obama hasn't passed a budget in four years, he's a wuss," Sununu, a Republican, said Thursday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "Obama has rejected the recommendation of his own Simpson-Bowles, on a budget package, he's a wuss. He wants to lead from behind, he's a wuss."

Catch the full interview at 9 p.m. ET on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."


Filed under: 2012 • Ed Rendell • John Sununu • TV-Piers Morgan
August 3rd, 2012
07:37 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu: White House 'numb and dumb' on jobs report

(CNN) - As both sides of the aisle put political spin on Friday's job report, outspoken Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu weighed in, calling the White House and advisers' comments on the report "numb and dumb."

"They're numb because they're insensitive to the 25 million people that are unemployed and underemployed. And they're dumb because they're deceptive," the Romney national campaign co-chairman said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Jobs • John Sununu • Mitt Romney
July 17th, 2012
06:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney surrogate apologizes for saying Obama should 'learn how to be an American'

Irwin, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Mitt Romney's national campaign co-chair John Sununu apologized Tuesday afternoon for saying he wished President Barack Obama would "learn how to be an American" earlier in the day.

Appearing on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Sununu said he regretted using those words on a campaign conference call.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney
Sununu: 'I'm apologizing for using those words'
July 17th, 2012
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu: 'I'm apologizing for using those words'

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's national campaign co-chair John Sununu apologized Tuesday afternoon for questioning President Barack Obama patriotism earlier in the day.

Appearing on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Sununu said he regrets using those words.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
July 5th, 2012
06:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Sununu to Romney camp: Keep it simple

(CNN) – A fellow Republican former governor offered some advice on Thursday to the Romney campaign in light of a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial that suggests the front runner's campaign is proving ineffective.

When CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked former New Hampshire governor and high profile Romney surrogate John Sununu if he had any advice for the candidate, Sununu said that his own party should be more concise, using more “declarative sentences.”
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Filed under: John Sununu • TV-The Situation Room
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