Grant Bosse, an assistant to Republican US Senator John E. Sununu, is making the rounds in his native New Hampshire this week exploring a run for Congress against freshman US Congressman Paul Hodes, the Globe has learned.
Bosse, 35, grew up in Hillsborough and graduated from Dartmouth College. He worked for years in the New Hampshire State House. He now works for Sununu in Washington as a legislative assistant.
When contacted Bosse said he is far from in the race, but it is something he is exploring this week while the Senate is in recess.
"I haven't decided on anything yet," Bosse said. "I am reluctant to get too much into exploring right now because I have a lot of work to do for John Sununu when I get back to work on Monday. I don't want to get into rhetoric of a campaign that may or may not happen."
Bosse is the first person to express any interest in running for the Second District seat. It is a different story in the state's other Congressional district where another freshman Democrat, Carol Shea-Porter, already has two strong Republican challengers.