NH Welcomes New Governor, but Only for 2 Days

Republican Senate President Chuck Morse has taken the helm between former Gov. Maggie Hassan's swearing in as a U.S. senator and Gov.-elect Chris Sununu's inauguration

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New Hampshire has a new governor - for two days. 

Republican Senate President Chuck Morse has taken the helm between former Gov. Maggie Hassan's swearing in as a U.S. senator and Gov.-elect Chris Sununu's inauguration. He took over at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and will hold the job until Sununu is sworn in Thursday afternoon. 

He has no big plans for the new job, but he's being treated like a regular governor. Morse was introduced as governor at Wednesday's House session and even has a security detail picking him up each morning. 

While rare, the situation isn't unprecedented. Senate President Ralph Hough served as governor for a week in 1993 when Judd Gregg left the post to become a U.S. senator. New Jersey once had five governors in eight days. 

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