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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Aug. 27, 2014
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens
NHPR: Two healthcare centers receive federal grants for renovations
NHPR: NH GOP candidates for U.S. House split on immigration
NHPR: No NH schools signing on to FDA 'free lunch' program
Union Leader: White House honors Nashua teen for environmental stewardship
Union Leader: Ohio's Rob Portman: GOP can win back Senate
Union Leader: Guinta targets Shea-Porter, Obamacare in primary run
Union Leader: Ayotte: Medical device tax hinders innovation
WMUR: NH delegation: More transparency needed in Northern Pass federal permitting process
Foster's Daily Democrat: Republican Senate hopefuls debate in New Hampshire

Aug. 26, 2014
NHPR: Shaheen campaign jumps on Brown's connection to 'serial outsourcer'
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. Senate candidate Bob Smith
Seacoast Online: Republicans differ on keeping parts of health law
Concord Monitor: Democrats hammer Brown on outsourcing
Nashua Telegraph: Brown hammered for outsourced jobs

Aug. 25, 2014
NHPR: As Senate primary ramps up, Brown remains candidate to beat
Union Leader: Brown, Shaheen campaigns spar over outsourcing allegations
Union Leader: Republican Congressional candidates bash Obamacare
Foster's Daily Democrat: In Senate primary, Telegraph, Leader endorse Brown

Aug. 24, 2014
Seacoast Online: Texas Gov. Perry pumps up GOP in 'Victory Rally'
Seacoast Online: Democrats set NH as first 2016 presidential primary
Union Leader: State Dems applaud preserving the state's first-in-nation primary status
Union Leader: Being prepared is key to win, says Perry during Manchester visit
Union Leader: National veterans coalition endorses Bob Smith for NH Senate seat
WMUR: Governor Rick Perry visits New Hampshire
WMUR: DNC sets 2016 NH primary date
Concord Monitor: At GOP picnic in Chichester, Rick Perry says it’s important New Hampshire selects a Republican to serve in the Senate

Aug. 23, 2014
NHPR: Despite indictment, Texas Gov. Perry testing NH primary waters
Seacoast Online: Rick Perry talks lessons learned, possible 2016 presidential run
Seacoast Online: Sen. Collins lobbies for funding for Sarah Long Bridge
Seacoast Online: Poll shows Shaheen, Brown in close race
Union Leader: NH business taxes among highest, study finds
WMUR: In visit to NH, Perry defends himself against charges
Concord Monitor: Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016
Foster's Daily Democrat: Texas Gov. Perry defends decision 
Foster's Daily Democrat: Texas Gov. Perry continues New Hampshire visits
Keene Sentinel: Scott Brown makes pitch for U.S. Senate 
Keene Sentinel: GOP senatorial candidates debate at Franklin Pierce University
Nashua Telegraph: Brown’s $270K income from Mass. company exporting jobs overseas belies campaign promises

Aug. 22, 2014
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. House candidate Jim Lawrence
Union Leader: Poll: Brown makes gains on Sen. Shaheen
Union Leader: Scott Brown warns seniors of Obamacare Medicare cuts
WMUR: Poll shows Brown nearly tied with Shaheen
Citizen of Laconia: Kuster holds roundtable discussion at PSU
Concord Monitor: Shaheen losing ground against Brown in latest UNH polling data
Concord Monitor: 2nd Congressional District candidates disagree on Iraq strategy
Concord Monitor: Mayday PAC releases satirical ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens
Concord Monitor: NextGen Climate releases first TV ad that draws connections between Brown, big oil
Conway Daily SunGuinta feels a surge in his candidacy, eyes Shea-Porter
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shaheen visit pushes child care tax credit bill
Nashua Telegraph: Government handout critic Marilinda Garcia authored NH law handing out federal money to private firms
Nashua Telegraph: Foley’s death isn’t changing views in Congress

Aug. 21, 2014
NHPR: Hometown grapples with death of journalist James Foley, killed by Islamic State militants
NHPR: Slain reporter's parents call son 'martyr for freedom'
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. House candidate Marlinda Garcia
Seacoast Online: Texas Gov. Perry coming to Portsmouth and Stratham this week
Union Leader: President Obama: Rescue attempt of NH-based journalist James Foley failed
Union Leader: Family of slain journalist James Foley calls for more action to save others
Union Leader: Brown talks terrorism, immigration during Londonderry Rotary event
WMUR: U.S. mission to rescue Foley, hostages in Syria failed
WMUR: RNC chair Priebus returns to NH for fundraiser
Concord Monitor: Latest polls show tight races ahead for Kuster and Shea-Porter
Conway Daily Sun: U.S. Senate candidates talk money in politics
Eagle-Tribune: GOP congressional hopefuls square off
Foster's Daily Democrat: GOP primary candidates for Senate debate Thursday
Keene Sentinel: GOP congressional candidates spar at Franklin Pierce University debate 
Keene Sentinel: Republican Marilinda Garcia stops in Keene during campaign for congressional seat 
Keene Sentinel: GOP Senate candidates to meet for final debate in region 

Aug. 20, 2014
NHPR: Family, NH officials confirm death of kidnapped journalist James Foley
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. House candidate Gary Lambert
Union Leader: Islamic State says it beheads NH journalist
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Shaheen calls for bigger childcare tax credit
WMUR: Foley's family, hometown react to news of his death
WMUR: Reporter James Foley murdered by terrorists
WMUR: Poll gives Guinta edge in 1st CD
Citizen of Laconia: Scott Brown discusses immigration, pot, ISIS in Franklin
Concord Monitor: Islamic State group says it beheaded Rochester journalist James Foley
Concord Monitor: Loudon farm gets USDA grant for beef, pork burger blend
Concord Monitor: 2nd House District candidates discuss immigration
Concord Monitor: New Shaheen TV ad promotes child-care tax credit
Eagle-TribuneAfter indictment, GOP's Perry comes to NH
Eagle-Tribune: Agriculture secretary visits NH
Foster's Daily Democrat: American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
Keene Sentinel: Islamic State posts video of NH-based journalist’s beheading
Nashua Telegraph: US officials: Video shows American's beheading
Nashua Telegraph: 2nd House District candidates discuss immigration

Aug. 19, 2014
NHPR: John McCain stumps for Scott Brown at Derry town meeting
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. House candidate Frank Guinta
Seacoast Online: Texas Gov. Perry prepares to stump in Stratham 
Seacoast Online: McCain campaigns for Brown in NH
Union Leader: Obamacare a target in U.S. Senate race
Union Leader: Rail rehab proposed for 42 miles of track
Union Leader: McCain pushes Brown to audience in Derry
WMUR: Chicken suit-wearing NHGOP staffer charged with disorderly conduct
WMUR: McCain, Brown: US foreign policy weak, ineffective
Concord Monitor: McCain joins Brown for town hall event in Derry
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire PAC endorses Hemingway, Garcia
Eagle-Tribune: McCain campaigns for Scott Brown
Eagle-Tribune: GOP staffer arrested during Londonderry parade
Foster's Daily Democrat: Ag secretary visiting New Hampshire farm
Nashua Telegraph: At Fidelity in Merrimack, Ayotte backs more aggressive anti-ISIS actions, but no troops
Nashua Telegraph: McCain returns to Granite State

Aug. 18, 2014
NHPR: Primary 2014: A conversation with U.S. House candidate Dan Innis
Seacoast Online: Republican candidates to debate in Exeter
Foster's Daily Democrat: O'Malley stumps for Shaheen in Somersworth
Foster's Daily Democrat: Panel to address Pease tanker construction needs
Foster's Daily Democrat: McCain in New Hampshire with Senate hopeful Brown
Nashua Telegraph: PolitiFact NH: Gary Lambert earns 'Pants on Fire' for saying GOP rival Marilinda Garcia supports $140 billion in new taxes
Nashua Telegraph: Moore Mart celebrates 10 years of shipping compassion to troops overseas

Aug. 17, 2014
Seacoast Online: GOP 1st District hopefuls weigh in on Iraq
Union Leader: Former Manchester mayor Frank Guinta vague on details about his consulting business
Nashua Telegraph: Kuster meets with Nashua passenger rail proponents

Aug. 16, 2014
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire getting fishery disaster help
Conway Daily Sun: U.S. Senate candidates rumble in Conway
Keene Sentinel: Shaheen political event focuses on seniors, draws chicken 
Keene Sentinel: Kuster meets with senior citizens in Peterborough
Nashua Telegraph: Small Business Administration aims to turn NH veterans into entrepreneurs

Aug. 15, 2014
NHPR: Republicans meet for Senate debate in Conway
Union Leader: At No. Conway forum, Republican senatorial hopefuls agree that each is better choice than Shaheen
Union Leader: Kuster celebrates Social Security's 79 years in Peterborough
WMUR: Firefighters endorse Innis in 1st District
WMUR: Republican U.S. Rep. candidate Lambert goes up with 1st TV ad
Concord Monitor: Shaheen gets endorsement of Alliance for Retired Americans
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rail line gets $1.4M for freight service
Keene Sentinel: Shaheen to visit Keene, discuss Social Security 
Nashua Telegraph: Lambert’s first TV ad slams Garcia for supporting amnesty

Aug. 14, 2014
Seacoast Online: Innis running for Congress because 'Washington is broken'
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Garcia vs. Lambert 'has devolved into nasty politics'
Concord Monitor: Republican U.S. Senate candidates weigh on in climate change, energy policy and Northern Pass
Keene Sentinel: Jim Rubens tries to win over votes as 'reform' candidate 

Aug. 13, 2014
NHPR: Brown defends Obamacare stance at Nashua town hall
Seacoast Online: Sen. McCain to stump for Scott Brown in NH
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: John McCain to campaign for Brown
Union Leader: Brown, in Nashua, blasts Obamacare
Union Leader: Sen. Shaheen says Canada should be option for prescriptions
Union Leader: GOP senatorial hopefuls to square off over breakfast
WMUR: McCain to campaign with Brown in NH
Conway Daily Sun: U.S. Senate GOP candidates in town for debate Thursday
Conway Daily Sun: Brown: From the campaign trail to the hiking trail
Foster's Daily Democrat: Sen. McCain to stump for Brown in New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel: Lawrence makes his case for seat in Congress 

Aug. 12, 2014
NHPR: Medicaid expansion sees 9,400 enrollees leading up to Friday launch
NHPR: NOAA study: Cod stocks have reached historic low
NHPR: Shea-Porter gets PAC money for opposing PAC money
Seacoast Online: Nearly 9,400 in NH sign up for expanded Medicaid program
WMUR: Mayday PAC endorses Shea-Porter, begins radio ads for Rubens
Concord Monitor: Brown campaign out with new ad on immigration
Concord Monitor: Mayday PAC will back Rep. Carol Shea-Porter for her campaign finance reform stance
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shaheen meets with seniors, Brown holds town hall
Nashua Telegraph: Affordable Care Act expansion to Medicaid patients begins this week

Aug. 11, 2014
NHPR: Republican Senate candidates 'stump on a stump' in Concord

Aug. 10, 2014
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Possible presidential candidates building groundwork for 2016
Concord Monitor: Scott Brown takes heat from Smith, Rubens, voters at NH Farm Bureau picnic
Keene Sentinel: Lambert makes pitch for Congress
Nashua Telegraph: PolitiFact NH: GOP challenger Marilinda Garcia says U.S. Rep. Kuster used taxpayer funds for campaign mail
Nashua Telegraph: Fox News probe heats up Senate race

Aug. 9, 2014
NHPR: Federal report: Significant advantages to burying Northern Pass type power lines
Keene Sentinel: Bob Smith makes pitch for U.S. Senate

Aug. 8, 2014
Union Leader: Local officials react to President's authorization of force in Iraq
WMUR: Romney taking active role in 2014 campaigns
WMUR: U.S. Senate historian: By tradition Bob Smith would not be senior senator if he wins

Aug. 7, 2014
NHPR: NH Air National Guard officially chosen for 12 new aerial refueling tankers
Seacoast Online: Pease first base to house KC-46A refueling tankers
Union Leader: New air refueling tankers to bring jobs, prestige to Pease
WMUR: Brown remembers slain general as good leader
WMUR: Pease picked for new air refueling tankers
WMUR: Brown once voted for in-state tuition for those in US illegally, now campaigns against it
Concord Monitor: Skeptics aside, Texas’s Perry marching toward 2016
Concord Monitor: Sexual assault prevention – at college and before – discussed at Kuster roundtable
Conway Daily Sun: Shaheen touts tourism and new VA bill in Cranmore visit
Eagle-Tribune: Brown campaigns hard - against Shaheen
Foster's Daily Democrat: Pease named base for KC-46A refueling jets
Foster's Daily Democrat: Congressional delegation joins in on Sea-3 propane controversy

Aug. 6, 2014
Union Leader: In Salem, Scott Brown talks immigration, and his continued opposition to the ACA
WMUR: Garcia up 23 points in her internal poll
Conway Daily Sun: Shaheen to tour Cranmore Mountain Wednesday

Aug. 5, 2014
NHPR: Scott Brown kicks off town hall meeting series Tuesday in Salem
WMUR: Town hall meetings increasingly uncommon in campaigns
WMUR: Kuster begins airing 1st campaign ad of cycle
Citizen of Laconia: Scott Brown: 'I want to be part of the solution'
Concord Monitor: Legislation increases pressure on colleges to prevent, react to sexual assault
Concord Monitor: Kuster releases first ad, filmed at Woodstock Brewery, in the District 2 Congressional race
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH getting $1M grant to help home visit services

Aug. 4, 2014
Union Leader: Hudson Republican hopes to unseat Ann Kuster
Keene Sentinel: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen talks VA reform bill and drug treatment

Aug. 3, 2014
Seacoast Online: Millions flowing into state's U.S. Senate race
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen visits Nashua’s Broad Street Parkway construction site

Aug. 2, 2014
NHPR: Cruz attacks Shaheen on support for immigration bill
Seacoast Online: Sen. Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration
Union Leader: NH veterans soon can access medical care at private, non VA providers
WMUR: Ayotte, Shaheen say new bill should help veterans get treatment
WMUR: Texas Sen. Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration
Eagle-Tribune: NH officials happy Senate replenished Highway Trust Fund
Nashua Telegraph: Sens. Ayotte, Shaheen in Merrimack to talk about veterans health legislation

Aug. 1, 2014
NHPR: Four community health centers to share $921,000 in federal funds
Union Leader: Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH; family says U.S. is offering asylum
Concord Monitor: Senate passes VA reform bill, including key provision meant to benefit NH veterans
Concord Monitor: Ayotte a target vote for new gun, domestic violence legislation
Nashua Telegraph: Hudson Republican Jim Lawrence looks to bring business experience to Washington

July 31, 2014
NHPR: 2nd Congressional District GOP contenders: What they say about Northern Pass
Union Leader: Two GOP heavyweights try to get NH fired up about 2014 elections
Union Leader: Garcia, Lambert clash during GOP District 2 congressional debate
WMUR: Ayotte helps introduce college sexual assault bill
WMUR: Some NH veterans spend months on VA waiting list
WMUR: Republicans asked to sign conservative group's pledge
Concord Monitor: Ayotte introduces bill to curb sexual assaults on campus
Concord Monitor: U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen seeks to expand contraceptive coverage for military servicewomen, family members
Concord Monitor: Candidates sign AFP pledge to cut taxes, oppose Obamacare
Concord Monitor: Garcia, Lambert square off on finances, climate change in District 2 Republican primary debate
Eagle-Tribune: NH 2nd District candidates debate
Foster's Daily Democrat: Brown says we are losing the NH advantage 
Foster's Daily Democrat:  Christie makes 2nd summer stop in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph: 2nd district congressional debate gets feisty

July 30, 2014
Seacoast Online: Rubens separates himself from the pack
Seacoast Online: Perry: NH should be embarrassed by Sen. Shaheen
Concord Monitor: Texas Gov. Perry joins NH GOP for call on border crisis
Concord Monitor: Mayday PAC backs Rubens in Republican U.S Senate primary
Nashua Telegraph: Bob Smith’s big regret: Voting in favor of the Patriot Act
Foster's Daily Democrat: -Republican House hopefuls square off in debate

July 29, 2014
Concord Monitor: Brown calls for securing the border in new ad
Eagle-Tribune: Shaheen hosts bridge roundtable in Pelham
Nashua Telegraph: Scott Brown cuts ties with former Nashua supporter over ‘deeply offensive’ letter

July 28, 2014
WMUR: Brown becomes first U.S. Senate candidate in nation to run ad on immigration crisis


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