Sherman aims to take on Sununu focusing on key issues

New Hampshire Democrats have fielded only one gubernatorial candidate this year, so Dr. Tom Sherman, a senator and state physician, will have a clear path to challenge Gov. Chris Sununu. Facing the three-term holder, Sherman is given only the faintest chance of victory by some polling analysts, such as FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, who says he has a 1 in 100 chance of beating Sununu. “They’re the experts. I can’t accept that,” Sherman said. “I’m here to run this race until November and make sure people know who I am, and also really know that the governor put in place the first abortion ban. He’s attacking our public schools and our public school teachers. directly to Sununu is a theme for Sherman, who will lead the ticket for the Democrats in November and hopes to be competitive to help his party win the ballot. He said he was ready to refocus on his opponent on almost any subject, including the high cost of energy. is yet another Sununu crisis,” Sherman said. “The way I would do it is completely different from the way he does things.” Sherman said he would work with lawmakers to develop short- and long-term energy plans and find ways to provide relief to consumers. favors a red flag law, expanded background checks and a waiting period on purchases. He said he would not work to repeal field legislation or change licensing requirements for AR-15 style rifles. On the issue of abortion, Sherman said codifying abortion rights at the state level would eliminate the restrictions enacted in the last state budget. books. “If Roe v. Wade were in place, we wouldn’t need the 24-week ban because it covers that,” Sherman said.

New Hampshire Democrats have fielded only one gubernatorial candidate this year, so Dr. Tom Sherman, a senator and state physician, will have a clear path to challenge Gov. Chris Sununu.

Facing the three-term incumbent, Sherman has the slimmest chance of victory from some poll analysts, like FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, who says he has a 1 in 100 chance of beating Sununu.

“They’re the experts. I can’t accept that,” Sherman said. “I’m here to run this race until November and make sure people know who I am, and also really know that the governor put in place the first abortion ban. He’s attacking our public schools and the public school teachers.

Taking the fight directly to Sununu is a theme for Sherman, who will lead the ticket for the Democrats in November and hopes to be competitive to help his party win the poll. He said he was ready to refocus on his opponent on almost any issue, including the high cost of energy.

“He’s a governor who’s bounced from crisis to crisis, whether it’s the housing crisis, the opioid crisis, the mental health crisis — it’s yet another Sununu crisis,” Sherman said. “The way I would do it is completely different from the way he does things.”

Sherman said he would work with lawmakers to develop short- and long-term energy plans and find ways to provide relief to consumers.

On gun policy, he favors a red flag law, extensive background checks and a waiting period on purchases. He said he would not work to repeal field legislation or change licensing requirements for AR-15 style rifles.

On the issue of abortion, Sherman said codifying abortion rights at the state level would eliminate the restrictions enacted in the last state budget.

“If Roe v. Wade were in place, we wouldn’t need the 24-week ban because it covers that,” Sherman said.