“I rank as the most fiscally conservative governor in the country,” Sununu, who is considering a 2024 presidential run, told POLITICO’s Lisa Kashinsky. “I am number 1 in personal liberties. Sorry Ron, you’re number 2,” she added, a jab at the Florida governor, considered a frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

“I would challenge anyone on Second Amendment rights. We are by far the best, you know, because we believe in those individual liberties. Regulatory reform, I will challenge any state on this,” added Sununu.

Sununu acknowledged that he can be «more moderate» on social issues. But on those issues, New Hampshire does «better than almost anywhere else,» he said.

«I would challenge anyone with conservative credentials.»

Sununu, a New England moderate in the MAGA party, has positioned himself as an alternative to Trump who still wears the conservative mantle. And while he has a lead with New Hampshire state first in the nation for the presidential primary schedule, it’s unclear what his path beyond that would be.

Until then, Sununu had criticized the Democratic Party’s plans to strip New Hampshire of its leading position on the calendar, calling the move «complete nonsense» and saying the plan to grant that status to South Carolina would open the door President Joe Biden to the primaries. attacks

«He really opened up… himself to challenges,» Sununu said. «And I firmly believe that there will be challengers.»

“They’re going to have to let it play out. But there is no doubt that someone will step in and be a real challenger to Biden, because she tried to move the primary away from [New Hampshire]Sununu said.