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Sununu, Feltes Make Final Push In N.H. Governor's Race

Todd Bookman/NHPR

After months of debates, ad buys and social media quips, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his Democratic challenger state Sen. Dan Feltes spent the last weekend of the campaign doing some retail style politicking. 

Sununu, seeking his third term, spent Saturday afternoon knocking on doors in Derry, where he was joined by State Sen. Regina Birdsell. 

“That’s why we are out here today: we really believe you have to go out and earn every vote,” said Sununu, who traded in his suit for a pair of khakis and Timberlands.

Along with encountering supporters and one person who politely explained why he wouldn’t vote for him, Sununu also came across voters who already cast their ballot, a reminder that the pandemic has altered how and when Granite Staters get to weigh in on elections this year.

Feltes, meanwhile, spent Saturday in the Monadnock region and in Manchester visiting small businesses. He started off Sunday in a driveway in Hampton, where a few dozen Democrats gathered to pick up materials for a day of door knocking.

“You don’t want to wake up on November 4th thinking maybe I could have done a little bit more,” Feltes told the crowd from behind a mask emblazoned with the official state seal. “Let’s get out there; let’s get some votes.”

Todd started as a news correspondent with NHPR in 2009. He spent nearly a decade in the non-profit world, working with international development agencies and anti-poverty groups. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.

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