CONCORD, NH — A longtime Republican activist has decided to run a long-shot primary to unseat New Hampshire’s sitting GOP governor.
Karen Testerman, the Ward 2 city councilor in Franklin and a longtime political activist and radio talk show host, will file to run for governor in the Republican primary Wednesday at the Statehouse in Concord. Testerman, a former Republican county chairwoman and founder of Cornerstone Action, a nonprofit civic organization created to promote and protect families, faith, and freedom in New Hampshire, said incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu had lost his way in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“We need to make New Hampshire free again,” she said, “because he’s drunk with power … (Sununu’s) violating his oath of office; he’s not serving the needs of New Hampshire and is putting the protesters ahead of the people who live here as well as the taxpayers.”