Boston, MA –
Mitt Romney announced today the support of former New Hampshire
Governor and White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu. Governor Sununu
will serve as chairman of the Romney for President campaign’s national
steering committee and advise Romney on policy and national issues.
am deeply appreciative of Governor Sununu’s friendship and support,”
said Mitt Romney. “Governor Sununu is one of the most respected public
servants in New Hampshire and he has stood for the values embodied by
Granite Staters: hard work, individualism, and fiscal responsibility.
His advice and counsel will be important as I work to earn support from
voters in the Granite State and work to fix our troubled economy.”
supporting Governor Romney because he is a solid conservative who is
committed to reducing taxes, cutting spending and preserving America’s
military strength. Mitt has served as a governor, had a successful
career in the private sector, and acquired the executive experience
needed to turn around our economy and fix our broken government,” said
Governor Sununu. “He has demonstrated that he is the strongest
candidate to take on President Obama in 2012 and restore fiscal sanity
On Governor John H. Sununu:
John Sununu served as New Hampshire’s 85th
governor from 1983 to 1989. During his three terms in office he also
served as the Chairman of the National Governors Association and the
Republican Governors Association.
1987, Sununu joined then-Vice President George Bush’s presidential
campaign. He helped Bush win New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation
primary and secure the Republican presidential nomination.
Bush’s general election victory, Sununu was named White House
Staff -- a position that he held from 1989 to 1991. After leaving the
White House, Sununu co-hosted the political affairs show Crossfire on
CNN from 1992 to 1998.
came out of political retirement in 2009 to serve as Chairman of the
New Hampshire Republican Party. Under Sununu’s leadership, Republicans
won 7 out of 8 state special elections and achieved historic victories
in the 2010 midterm elections. Granite State Republicans swept all
federal races, won supermajorities in the NH House and Senate, and
captured all five seats on the Executive Council. The current 19-5
Republican advantage in the State Senate is the largest since 1962, and
the pickup of 124 seats in the State House is the biggest gain ever
recorded in a single election cycle.