Ethics

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Trump had plenty to thank Sununu for on his birthday

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The NHGOP threw President Trump a birthday party, but they skipped the gifts since Governor Chris Sununu has been bending over backwards to give Trump everything he could possibly ask for ever since they both took office. Sununu has stood with Trump through the healthcare repeal debacle, to his reckless disregard of climate change, to the promotion of dangerous voter fraud conspiracy theories. He defended Trump through the racist Muslim Ban, the release of the sexist Access Hollywood tape, and the outrageous comments . . .

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Sununu tries to mask his ugly history on LGBTQ rights

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On a Friday afternoon with no ceremony or even advance notice, Governor Sununu signed HB 1319, a transgender rights bill. This bill was passed with unanimous support by New Hampshire Democrats in spite of the efforts of a majority New Hampshire Republicans who voted to defeat it. Sununu avoided including the word “transgender” in his official statement after signing a bill ensuring equal protection for transgender people in housing and employment. Last year during a legislative fight on this same . . .

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Sununu’s history of conspiratorial thinking on voter fraud

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Governor Chris Sununu has a history of taking radical positions on voter fraud. In the run-up to his election, Sununu made a bogus claim, one that President Trump has since repeated, that Democratic electoral victories in New Hampshire are the result of busloads of illegal voters. This tendency toward conspiracy by Governor Sununu and his fellow Republicans has led to the introduction of some bills in the State House that would disenfranchise certain younger or vulnerable voters by instituting a . . .

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“Sununu Madness” Championship

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Sununu Madness, our bracket competition to decide Governor Sununu’s worst leadership failure so far, has now come down to just two options. The championship round features two examples of the unprincipled decision-making that has defined Governor Sununu’s term in office: The $22,000 pay raise Sununu gave himself on his first day the 275 days that Sununu has forced NH state employees to work without a contract On Governor Sununu’s first day in office, he gave himself an 18 percent raise amounting to $22,192.30 . . .

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“Sununu Madness” Final Four

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This March Madness season, Sununu Reality Check launched a project titled “Sununu Madness!”, a bracket competition designed to highlight 64 of Governor Chris Sununu’s most egregious failures of leadership in his term in office and narrow them down in an effort to decide which is Sununu’s worst misstep as governor. Sununu’s failures were originally split into four categories: support and defense of President Trump, ethical issues, leadership failures, and extreme positions. After a long series of Twitter polls, through which . . .

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Sununu Madness!

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Governor Sununu has let down New Hampshire on so many counts that it’s sometimes hard to decide which is the worst. To help with that, we put together a “Sununu Madness” bracket competition. It works just like the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament. To play, fill out your bracket (either electronically or print it and take a picture) by choosing Sununu’s worst failures, and send it to sununurealitycheck@nhdp.org. We’ll pick the winners by popular vote and announce them after each round. We’ll . . .

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Sununu Silence

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Despite his supposed “zero tolerance” policy on sexual misconduct, Governor Sununu has been silent about the members of his own party who have been accused of serial sexual assault and harassment. The New Hampshire Democratic Party has called on Sununu to condemn the behavior of three Republican elected officials with ties to the New Hampshire governor, but Sununu has deflected, ignored or refused all requests.   DONALD TRUMP On October 12th, 2016, two women accused then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual . . .

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Putting family, friends, donors & corporate special interests before you

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As part of the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s “Sununu Reality Check” accountability project, we will be highlighting the ways in which Chris Sununu’s out-of-touch policies benefit his friends, family, donors, and corporate special interests instead of average Granite Staters. Each day this week, we will address one of the project’s five areas of concern. Today’s focus is on Sununu’s ethical struggles: “Governor Sununu’s behavior shows he is eager to reward the people who helped make him governor at the expense . . .