White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are scheduled to travel to New Hampshire Tuesday for a town hall event intended to highlight the effects of the new tax bill approved by congressional Republicans and signed into law by President Trump last year.
The pair will appear in Derry for a tax day event moderated by former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu, the father of Governor Chris Sununu.
A spokesman for Chris Sununu said the governor had “prior commitments and will not be able to attend.” Last month Sununu attended Trump’s event in Manchester and invited Vice President Mike Pence to the state to keynote a major fund-raiser for his own reelection.
The town hall is slated to feature taxpayers and small-business owners discussing the lowered individual tax rates and recently increased standard deduction. Democrats who opposed the overhaul said most of the tax cuts go to the rich and not to the middle class.
New Hampshire is a state which prides itself on not having a state income or sales tax.
Trump won New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary in early 2016, but he lost the general election in the state later that year by a slim margin. And the president has an approval rating of 36 percent among surveyed state voters, according to a poll released last month by Saint Anselm College.
The town hall is one of a slew of White House events on the new tax law. In addition to a Rose Garden event at the White House last week with small-business owners, Ivanka Trump was in Florida on Monday talking about the overhaul. She is also scheduled to stop in another swing state, Ohio, as part of the tour.James Pindell can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @jamespindell or subscribe to his Ground Game newsletter on politics:http://pages.email.bostonglobe.com/GroundGameSignUp