The New Hampshire governorship is up for grabs

It’s been a little more than eight months since Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) announced he would leave office after eight years, setting up a fight for a governorship that’s swung back and forth between Republicans and Democrats for decades, and in an Electoral College swing state where President Joe Biden and the GOP nominee-in-waiting, former President Donald Trump, will likely go head-to-head this fall.

The deadline to file for New Hampshire’s governor race isn’t until June. The gubernatorial primaries are on Sept. 10, creating a general election sprint of less than two months ahead of Election Day on Nov. 5. New Hampshire’s gubernatorial terms last two years, making it the only state, along with neighboring Vermont, where chief executives don’t hold their governorships for four years at a time.

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