May 30th, 2012
08:47 AM ET
Romney backer: Santorum's 'lost his discipline'
March 26th, 2012
12:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney backer: Santorum's 'lost his discipline'

(CNN) – A top Mitt Romney surrogate skewered Rick Santorum Monday for his recent contentious interaction with a reporter, saying it proves he does not have the temperament to serve as president.

"Sen. Santorum has lost his personal discipline and self control in the process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said on a conference call with reporters. "It's one thing to lose your temper at a New York Times reporter and it's another to have to deal with the pressures of folks on the international stage and even opposing Congressional leaders."
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Debate 2.0: Romney and Gingrich surrogates attack
December 11th, 2011
11:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Debate 2.0: Romney and Gingrich surrogates attack

(CNN) – A Mitt Romney surrogate downplayed the negative impact of his proposed $10,000 bet during Saturday’s GOP presidential debate as a “figure of speech.”

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, a supporter of the former Massachusetts governor, also used his explanation to level a dig at current frontrunner Newt Gingrich.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
Sununu set to back Romney
October 23rd, 2011
10:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Sununu set to back Romney

Stamford, Connecticut (CNN) - Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu will endorse Mitt Romney on Monday, Sununu confirmed to CNN.

Republicans in the state had widely expected the New Hampshire Republican wise man to support Romney. His endorsement is highly prized and provides another sign the GOP establishment is backing Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, in the race for the presidential nomination. Sununu, who served as chief of staff to George H.W. Bush, will also serve as chairman of Gov. Romney's national steering committee, the campaign said.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
Gov. Sununu wants a guv for president … just not Huntsman
June 12th, 2011
11:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Gov. Sununu wants a guv for president … just not Huntsman

(CNN) – Former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu has narrowed down his picks for president in 2012 to three men who have held the same job in other states - Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, should Perry throw his hat in the ring.

The Granite State Republican stalwart, who served as chief of staff for former President George H.W. Bush, said he is partial to those with executive experience because “you need more experience than being a community organizer to run this country.”
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • TV-State of the Union
Eyeing 2012, could grass-roots activists complement, or complicate, GOP 'establishment' hopes?
March 12th, 2011
09:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Eyeing 2012, could grass-roots activists complement, or complicate, GOP 'establishment' hopes?

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) - Can they all get along?

Something happened at a Friday event in New Hampshire that symbolizes one potential problem as the presidential race slowly heats up: Will conservative, grass-roots activists complement - or complicate - the Republican Party's hopes of winning in 2012?
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Filed under: 2012 • GOP • Herman Cain • John Sununu
New Hampshire GOP faces Tea Party takeover
January 21st, 2011
05:00 AM ET
3 years ago

New Hampshire GOP faces Tea Party takeover

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire Republicans had a banner year in 2010, electing a new U.S. Senator and two House members while taking back both houses of the state legislature.

But a rancorous fight for control of the party between establishment Republicans and insurgent newcomers aligned with the Tea Party is casting a pall over those gains and could impact the state's all-important presidential primary in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Sununu • New Hampshire • Tea Party movement
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