Sununu confirms he’s running for re-election in 2018

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu talks about the new New Hampshire Lottery New England Patriots scratch ticket game from the State House in Concord on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.  The game, which is available only in New Hampshire in 1,200 stores starting Tuesday, features four, $100,000 grand prizes and the chance to enter a series of second-chance drawings to win Patriot tickets. (Elizabeth Frantz/Concord Monitor via AP)
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu talks about the new New Hampshire Lottery New England Patriots scratch ticket game from the State House in Concord on Aug. 29. –Elizabeth Frantz/Concord Monitor via AP

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BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has confirmed he’s running for re-election in 2018, a bid that was widely expected.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports Sununu made the comment during an address in Bedford on Wednesday before The New England Council a regional business group.

Sununu, who defeated Democrat Colin Van Ostern last November, said he’s running for his second, two-year term. He said he loves his job, adding, “I think we are doing great things.”

In April, former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand, a Democrat, said he would challenge Sununu. Marchand ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Libertarian Jilletta Jarvis has also announced a run.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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