Chris Sununu’s Campaign Accepted Nearly $20,000 in Illegal Campaign Contributions

Granite State Progress files election complaint with AG’s office

Concord, NH – Today Granite State Progress filed an election law complaint citing that the candidate committee Friends of Chris Sununu has accepted nearly $20,000 in unlawful contributions from partnerships.

New Hampshire law squarely prohibits contributions by partnerships. RSA 664:4, II prohibits donations from partnerships or by any partner acting in behalf of such partnership. Partnership is defined under New Hampshire law in RSA 304-A:6 to include limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Sununu’s campaign accepted $18,250.00 in partnership donations this cycle – including $7,000 from a subsidiary of NextEra Energy.

Friends of Chris Sununu Campaign Finance Report June 7, 2017

Gexa Energy, LP contribution made 1/24/17 in amount of $7,000

Nixon Peabody, LLP contribution made 5/8/17 in amount of $4,250

Friends of Chris Sununu Campaign Filing, December 6, 2017

Keegan Werlin, LLP contribution made 9/15/17 in amount of $7,000

Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins: “We call on Governor Sununu to immediately return these illegal campaign contributions. These funds should not be used to influence the election.”

A copy of the complaint can be read here: Election Law Complaint – Chris Sununu’s Campaign Accepted Nearly $20,000 in Illegal Campaign Contributions, 11.1.18

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