Marchand for Senate says Sen Sununu Runs from Bush

((PORTSMOUTH, NH)—Responding to Sen. John Sununu’s pledge Friday not to campaign with George Bush in 2008, Democratic Senate candidate and Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand found common ground with Sununu over the decision.

“Neither of us plan on campaigning with George Bush in 2008,” said Marchand, “but only I can campaign without George Bush’s record in 2008.”

Sununu has faced strong criticism in recent months for his close support of President Bush’s Iraq War policy and is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbent senators in the nation.

A CNN/WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center showed Sununu and Marchand in a statistical dead heat Thursday

Steve Marchand is the Mayor of Portsmouth, NH. He is the former Northeast Director of the Concord Coalition and Associate State Director of AARP New Hampshire. His campaign website is