Gatsas Calls Out Sununu’s Non-Responsive Campaign

Gatsas Calls Out Sununu’s Non-Responsive Campaign

MANCHESTER, NH – – Today Republican gubernatorial candidate Mayor Ted Gatsas called on Councilor Chris Sununu to join him in running an open, substantive and responsive gubernatorial campaign. Councilor Sununu has repeatedly dodged questions from reporters and his campaign for New Hampshire Governor routinely fails to respond to media inquiries.
“New Hampshire needs a bold leader in the corner office who will tackle the challenges facing our state and take clear positions on important issues. I have never been shy about sharing my opinions and have always been willing to answer questions from my constituents and the media. That’s how I have always run my campaigns and how I have served as Manchester’s Mayor,” said Ted Gatsas. “Voters are fed up with timid politicians who hide from tough questions and refuse to stand up for what they believe in. It has been disappointing to see Councilor Sununu repeatedly dodge questions and fail to respond to even the most basic media inquiries. Its time for Councilor Sununu to start running the type of open, substantive and responsive campaign that Granite Staters expect from candidates running for the highest office in state government.”

Background: Chris Sununu’s Non-Responsive Campaign:

·      “The Sununu campaign did not respond to’s telephone and email requests for comment on Gatsas’ comments.” (Gatsas promises to push hard to suspend Syrian refugee resettlements in NH, WMUR6/7/16)

·      “Sununu did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press.” (Sunapee ski resort expansion plan faces vote, Associated Press 4/4/16)

·      “A Sununu campaign spokesman did not respond to’s request for comment.” (Forrester hits Sununu’s position on federal minimum wage, WMUR, 5/23/16)

·      “Republican candidate and Executive Councilor Chris Sununu’s campaign declined to comment for this report.” (Will candidates for NH governor disclose their finances early?, WMUR, 6/3/16)

·      “Sununu’s campaign had no response to the criticism from Forrester, which Gatsas has also raised.” (Forrester announces plan to combat drug scourge,Union Leader, 6/14/16)

·       “New Hampshire Primary Source attempted to interview Sununu…He declined comment.” (New Hampshire Primary Source, WMUR, 3/28/16)

·      “(Sununu campaign spokesman) Abrams didn’t say whether Sununu would apologize.” (Sununu under fire for heroin crisis comments, Concord Monitor, 6/9/16)

·      “We reached out to Sununu on Wednesday, but received no response” (New Hampshire Primary Source, WMUR, 3/9/16)

·      “When we asked that spokesman whether Sununu was planning to clear the air with the chief here at the Manchester Police Department, he wouldn’t answer on the record” (Katherine Undwerwood reporting, New England Cable News, 6/9/16)

·      “The Sununu campaign had no comment…”(Forrester launches Main Street tour, takes dig at Sununu, Union Leader, 4/4/16)

·      “Sununu campaign spokesman David Abrams had no comment when asked by to respond to Forrester’s criticism.” (Forrester blasts Sununu’s ‘immaturity’ as she files candidacy for governor, WMUR, 6/9/16)

Ted Gatsas is the 47th Mayor of Manchester and is currently serving his fourth term.  Prior to serving as Mayor he served concurrently as a city Alderman and State Senator representing District 16.  He served as Senate President from 2005 – 2006.  Before entering public service Ted and his brother Michael co-founded Staffing Network an employee-leasing company that grew to be one of the largest employers in New England. Staffing Network was eventually acquired by ADP Payroll affording Ted the ability to serve the City of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire and give back to the city and state that had shaped his life and career.