Sununu talks ‘local politics,’ and Trump

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WORCESTER – He’s a New Hampshire guy who came to national prominence as chief of staff in the George H.W. Bush White House and then as the co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire.” But former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu came south to Worcester Thursday night to discuss the adage “all politics is local” and found it to be a challenge.

“I thought it was going to be a very easy thing to do … but it dawned on me it really is harder than I thought,” Mr. Sununu, 77, told the crowd at The Research Bureau’s annual meeting Thursday. ”First of all, I’m not sure it applies anymore, and secondly, I’m positive it has to apply.”

Mr. Sununu served three terms as governor of New Hampshire, beginning in 1983. He was chief of staff for President Bush from 1989 to 1992, and then co-hosted “Crossfire” from 1992 to 1998. He has taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and in 2015 he authored “The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush.”

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