Binnie Says He Won’t Run For U.S. Senate In 2022

Binnie Says He Won’t Run For U.S. Senate In 2022
February 3, 2022

The Pulse of NH has learned that Bill Binnie, Former U.S. Senate Republican candidate and business leader has decided not to run for the U.S. Senate primary.

Binnie was on a list of potential Republican candidates to challenge Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan since Governor Chris Sununu took himself out of the running.

Binnie ran in 2010 for the seat vacated by Sen. Judd Gregg but finished third in a GOP primary won by Kelly Ayotte, who went on to win the general election but then lost to Hassan in 2016.

Three Republicans, former Brigadier General Don Bolduc, former Londonderry town administrator Kevin Smith, and Senate President Chuck Morse, are currently in the race to unseat Hassan in 2022.

Senate Republicans need a net gain of just one seat in November’s midterms to win back the majority in the chamber that they lost a year ago.