Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, will travel to New Hampshire on Jan. 21 to hold two public events and a fundraiser, Politico reports.
An invitation obtained by Politico shows that Inslee is set to headline a fundraiser for the League of Conservation Voters on Monday, Jan. 21 in Concord, New Hampshire. The fundraiser will be hosted by former Democratic congressman Paul Hodes and several other members of the party.
On the following day, the governor will give an address at a climate change roundtable being held at Saint Anselm College, followed by a speech to Dartmouth College Democrats on the same subject. He also will give a keynote address in an event in Nevada later in January.
Should he decide to compete in the Democratic presidential primaries, Inslee has said that climate change will be his signature issue. He has more than $100,000 in funds via the political action committee Vision PAC.
Politico notes that in 2018, as the chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association, Inslee traveled to New Hampshire to help former state Sen. Molly Kelly with her gubernatorial campaign, which she eventually lost to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. The state Democratic Party Chairman, Ray Buckley, later accused Inslee of “abandoning” New Hampshire in 2018.
"I look forward hearing from Gov. Inslee his reasons for abandoning NH in 2018 as chair of the DGA,” Buckley told ABC affiliate WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire last week.