Republican nominee for New Hampshire Governor Fred Upton says he’s “totally prepared” for the November 7 primary election, saying that he is “not running for office.”
Upton was asked on ABC’s This Week Sunday if he was running for president.
“No, I’m not running for public office,” he said.
“I’m not a politician,” he continued.
“I’m a physician, a family physician.
I’m here to help you.
I know what the issues are.
I understand the issues.
I’ve never been involved in politics.
I have no interest in it.
I do care about what happens to this state, the people of New Hampshire.”
Upper Upton also said that he would “fight for the people” and that he had not run as a Democrat.
“My candidacy is not about who I want to be the president of the United States,” Upton said.
“My candidacy has been about the people, and I’m running on the people’s agenda.
That’s what I’m going to do.”
Uptown, a Republican, said he plans to work with the Democratic-led legislature on a plan to “clean up” the state’s opioid crisis.
Upton has not endorsed any candidate for president, but he has said that Trump is “the president of all of us.”
In February, Upton said he would not support Trump for president and would vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton if she was the nominee.
“It’s very clear that I think Donald Trump has done a great job and he is the best person to fix the problems that we have in New Hampshire,” Upton told the Associated Press.
Uptun said that while he doesn’t plan to vote for Trump, he supports the president in some ways.
“He’s the best guy to fix our country.
I think that is important,” he told the AP.