The following officials ran to represent the citizens of New Hampshire in the U.S. House of Representatives. Click on each candidate's name to see their positions on key issues facing NH citizens.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a campaign finance summary.


1st Congressional District

Democratic Candidates

Carol Shea-Porter (won 2012 election)
Experience: Former US House Representative 2007 - 2011
Residence: Rochester
Family: Married
Education: MA University of New Hampshire


Republican Candidates


Rep. Frank Guinta (incumbent, lost 2012 election)
Experience: Mayor of Manchester 2006-09; State Rep. 2001-05
Residence: Manchester
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA Assumption College, MS Franklin Pierce Law Center


Other Candidates

Brendan Kelly (lost 2012 election)
Experience: US military veteran; candidate for NH House, 2008, 2010;
Seabrook Selectman; lifelong political interest 
Residence: Seabrook
Family: Married, 4 children, 6 grandchildren
Education: Unknown


2nd Congressional District

Democratic Candidates

Ann McLane Kuster (won 2012 election)
Experience: Attorney and non-profit consultant
Residence: Hopkinton
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA Dartmouth College, MA Georgetown University


Republican Candidates

Rep. Charlie Bass (incumbent, lost 2012 election)
Experience: U.S. Rep. 1995-2007
Residence: Peterborough
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: Dartmouth College



Other Candidates

Danny Keating (lost 2012 election)
Experience: NH House of Representatives candidate, 2006; US Army veteran
Residence: Nashua
Family: Unknown
Education: Unknown


Hardy Macia (lost 2012 election)
Experience: Founder, Catamount Software; Board Member, Advocates for Self Government;
Local government experience 
Residence: Canterbury
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BS, Drexel University


Campaign Finances

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NH U.S. House News

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Dec. 21, 2014
Nashua Telegraph: 2014 Year in Review: The second act for Scott Brown, this time in NH

Dec. 20, 2014
NHPR: Three hospitals penalized for avoidable infections, injuries
Nashua Telegraph: No penalties for Nashua hospitals on federal measure of infections

Dec. 19, 2014
Union Leader: Shipyard to hire 715 in next year
Eagle-Tribune: Ayotte: Burials resume in Philippines cemetery
NH1: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard hiring 715 workers

Dec. 18, 2014
NHPR: Ayotte: President's action strengthens Cuban regime
Union Leader: NH reacts to thaw with Cuba

Dec. 17, 2014
Union Leader: Bush already reaches out to NH congressman-elect
Foster's Daily Democrat: Ayotte, Shaheen support bill for injured veterans

Dec. 16, 2014
Union Leader: Guinta selects Eddie Edwards as director of community relations
Foster's Daily Democrat: Eddie Edwards joins Guinta’s staff
NH1: Bill Shaheen becomes new Democratic National Comitteeman

Dec. 15, 2014
NHPR: Learning how to hunt for business with the federal government
NHPR: Monday marks deadline for ACA shoppers who want Jan. 1 insurance start
Seacoast Online: Shaheen, Ayotte back spending bill
Union Leader: NH Dems elect Bill Shaheen as national committeeman, reflect on midterm election results

Dec. 14, 2014
Eagle-Tribune: Health insurance deadline looms in NH

Dec. 13, 2014
NHPR: Kuster, Shea-Porter split on last-minute, $1.1 trillion spending deal
Union Leader: Granite Status: Presidential primary buzz, on the left and right
Union Leader: Ayotte, Shaheen plan to vote to approve federal budget bill
NH1: Kuster and Shea-Porter split over bill to prevent shutdown

Dec. 12, 2014
NH1: Kuster says veterans bill biggest achievement; talks 2016

Dec. 11, 2014
NHPR: Shaheen calls CIA torture report 'disturbing,' Ayotte concerned about timing
Union Leader: Ayotte, Shaheen react to CIA torture report

Dec. 10, 2014
NHPR: Feds reward ten health centers for improving community health
NHPR: Sens. Ayotte, Shaheen: Defense bill includes Pease and Shipyard funding
Seacoast Online: Defense bill includes funding for shipyard, Pease
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire health centers to receive $468,363 in Affordable Care Act funding

Dec. 9, 2014
Concord Monitor: Natural gas pipeline path through New Hampshire formally introduced to feds
Foster's Daily Democrat: New Hampshire eyes health provider network rules

Dec. 8, 2014
Seacoast Online: Documentary examines 'The Castle,' legendary Navy prison
Seacoast Online: NH Medicaid enrollment exceeds expectations
WMUR: Shea-Porter pushes to reimburse teachers for school supplies
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shea-Porter applauds tax deduction extension

Dec. 7, 2014
Union Leader: NH Primary, at 100, is ready for its closeup
Eagle-Tribune: Congress passes bill inspired by Derry educator 
Nashua Telegraph: Students make cards for NH Veterans

Dec. 6, 2014
NHPR: Ayotte, Shaheen say defense secretary nominee well qualified for job
Seacoast Online: Women small business parity act part of defense bill
Nashua Telegraph: Ayotte advocates for federal export agency to boost NH businesses

Dec. 5, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat: Fiorina to headline New Hampshire business meeting

Dec. 3, 2014
Seacoast Online: Planes flying out of Pease involved in ‘overseas operations'
Seacoast Online: Ayotte says burials suspended at veterans cemetery

Dec. 1, 2014
Union Leader: James Pindell's The Back Story: Jimmy Carter set an example for others hoping to win NH

Nov. 28, 2014
Seacoast Online: Ayotte, Shaheen, join conservation fund effort

Nov. 27, 2014
Union Leader: Mitt Romney is out front, but says he's not running again
WMUR: Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

Nov. 25, 2014
NHPR: Ayotte critical of Obama in wake of Hagel resignation
Seacoast Online: Sen. Ayotte blasts Obama after Hagel resignation
Union Leader: NH senators react to Hagel resignation
Concord Monitor: Ayotte, Shaheen seek answers from VA on ‘Choice Program’

Nov. 24, 2013
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shea-Porter prepares to leave office

Nov. 22, 2014
NHPR: Shaheen, Ayotte split on Obama's immigration executive order
Seacoast Online: Long Bridge replacement called 'critical' for region
Seacoast Online: Shaheen says immigration reform needed
Seacoast Online: Local fishermen fight ‘ridiculous’ recreational ban
WMUR: NH delegation hopes executive order sparks immigration debate
Concord Monitor: Dartmouth and Ayotte discuss plans to address sex assaults
Eagle-Tribune: NRC inspection finds three violations at Seabrook plant


Cities and Towns

New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District includes:

  • All of Belknap County except Center Harbor
  • All of Carroll County
  • Campton in Grafton County
  • Bedford, Goffstown, and Merrimack in Hillsborough County
  • Hooksett in Merrimack County
  • All of Rockingham except Atkinson, Deerfield, Northwood, Salem, and Windham
  • All of Strafford County

New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District includes:

  • Center Harbor in Belknap County
  • All of Cheshire County
  • All of Coos County
  • All of Grafton County except Campton
  • All of Hillsborough County except Bedford, Goffstown, and Merrimack
  • All of Merrimack County except Hooksett
  • Atkinson, Deerfield, Northwood, Salem, and Windham in Rockingham County
  • All of Sullivan County