But Sununu did get a recent piece of good news: an endorsement last week by the Club for Growth, which traditionally doesn't endorse incumbents.As Dean at Blue Hampshire appropriately notes of the CfG endorsement:
through their very endorsement, they utterly destroy any semblance of Sununu's "moderate" persona.In a state like New Hampshire that is moving to the left, the last thing Sununu needs is the endorsement of a prominent far-right-wing group that is known for running super-conservatives in primaries against moderate Republicans (like Toomey vs. Specter in 2004 and Laffey vs. Chafee in 2006).
Then, the Politico article notes:
Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand also has announced his bid. At 33, he's barely eligible to run for the Senate. Despite his youth, he touts his experience managing statewide campaigns and serving in an executive capacity as mayor.Mayor Marchand's age might not be considered so relatively notable if the article mentioned the fact that Sununu is currently the youngest member of the U.S. Senate himself.
And, finally, and perhaps most importantly, the article offers the following characterization early in the piece: "Democrats are scrambling to field a first-tier opponent for Sununu." "Scrambling?" Hardly. While Gov. Lynch would walk to the Senate seat given his astronomical approvals, it's not like the NH-Dem bench is hurting. Mayor Marchand, Katrina Swett, a few well-known state senators, and a professor/former astronaut are all possibilities to face a weak Sununu in the general election. With Sununu's approvals where they are, and NH trending bluer and bluer, any of these accomplished Democrats could beat Sununu.