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

Sponsors of Voter Resources
NH U.S. House News

Registration with individual sites might be required to view some news.
March 26, 2015
Union Leader: January blizzard officially ruled a disaster
Union Leader: It's time to shine for presidential contenders in NH
Concord Monitor: Shaheen and Ayotte to IRS: Provide paper tax forms to public

March 25, 2015
NHPR: In NH, Kasich says 'all options are on the table' for 2016
Union Leader: GOP's Kasich explores whether he's a contender
WMUR: Christie confirmed for NHGOP event next month
WMUR: Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich visits NH
Concord Monitor: Ohio’s Kasich takes center stage at latest Politics and Pie event in Concord

March 24, 2015
NH1: Busy day for John Kasich in NH
WMUR: Potential presidential hopeful John Kasich comes to NH
WMUR: Granite State Republicans have mixed opinions on Ted Cruz
Conway Daily Sun: Rand Paul regales local Republicans at Red Jacket
Conway Daily Sun: A Q and A with Rand Paul: Sun exclusive

March 23, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Fishery disaster funds sought by congressional delegation
Union Leader: Kasich, Cruz in NH this week

March 22, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Rand Paul completes 2-day NH swing, expects announcement soon
Seacoast Online: NH presidential primary off to fast start
Seacoast Online: Paul talks constitutionalism in Exeter
Union Leader: NH Democrats see need for a Clinton challenger
Concord Monitor: Rand Paul swings through Seacoast
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rand Paul blasts Obama administration in Rochester visit

March 21, 2015
NHPR: Likely presidential hopeful Rand Paul back in NH
Union Leader: Scott Walker knocks Hassan in email blast
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Bernie Sanders
WMUR: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks at Manchester company

March 20, 2015
Seacoast Online: Boeing to miss deadline for KC-46A
Union Leader: Trump says he will decide on a presidential run by June
WMUR: Donald Trump visits New Hampshire as he eyes presidential run
WMUR: Rand Paul hires two New Hampshire operatives
Citizen of Laconia: Shaheen renews effort to help students refinance loans
Concord Monitor: In NH, Trump says his business experience would play well in government
Nashua Telegraph: Donald Trump tells Amherst party-goers ‘I’m going to make this country rich’
NHPR: Trump tells NH Republicans interest in presidential bid is no joke

March 19, 2015
Seacoast Online: Shaheen: Air Force should pay for blood tests
WMUR: Trump visits New Hampshire as he eyes presidential run
WMUR: Pelosi to be featured speaker at Manchester event
WMUR: In letter, NH lawmakers urge Warren to run for president
NH1: 27 NH Dem. lawmakers urge contested 2016 primary

March 18, 2015
WMUR: Pataki, Graham poke fun at GOP 2016 rivals at Nashua breakfast
Concord Monitor: Graham, Pataki, Hassan throw playful jabs at Wild Irish Breakfast
Nashua Telegraph: Donald Trump coming to Amherst
Nashua Telegraph: Pataki mulls longshot presidential bid in Nashua

March 17, 2015
Union Leader: Vermont's Independent senator, Bernie Sanders, mulls possibility of presidential run
Union Leader: Pataki continues call to reduce government's size
Concord Monitor: While not committing to 2016 run, Sanders says nation’s middle class needs help
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan requests federal aid for blizzard
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shaheen: Internet tax would have big impact on Somersworth small business  
NHPR: In NH, Cruz says GOP needs conservative nominee
NHPR: Sanders in NH - still pondering 2016 presidential bid
NH1: Sanders tells NH1 News 'I'm not interested in criticizing Hillary'

March 16, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Cruz: USA near point of no return  
NH1: Fiorina to fete Guinta on Tuesday
NH1: Ted Cruz touts 'breathtaking' support
Union Leader: Sen. Ted Cruz kicks off NH visit with speech in Barrington
Union Leader: Medicaid expansion could end in 2016
WMUR: Ted Cruz attends events in Barrington, Lincoln Sunday

March 15, 2015
NHPR: Riding high into NH, Walked pushes back on alleged flip-flops
NH1: Gov. Scott Walker visits the Granite State as he considers presidential run for 2016
WMUR: Jeb Bush visits Hudson, Dover, Manchester
WMUR: Gov. Scott Walker makes first public appearance at event in Concord
Concord Monitor: Scott Walker arrives in NH, along with union opposition

March 14, 2015
Union Leader: Jeb Bush addresses crowd in Hudson
Union Leader: Perry plays well to a friendly crowd at Belmont gun shop
Union Leader: Walker makes first NH appearance
Union Leader: Shaheen holds roundtable on human trafficking
WMUR: Bush, Walker visit NH ahead of potential presidential bids
WMUR: Hillary Clinton quietly assembles political team in NH
Concord Monitor: Jeb Bush makes connections in New Hampshire visit
Foster's Daily Democrat: Jeb Bush kicks political tires in Dover
Nashua Telegraph: Bush swings through Hudson in first NH visit since 2000
NH1: Bush tells New Hampshire he won't change views to win votes
NHPR: Jeb Bush touches down in NH
NHPR: Shaheen in town to push for human trafficking bill
NHPR: Shaheen staffers leave to join Clinton's likely 2016 presidential campaign

March 13, 2015
NHPR: Perry talks up bipartisanship; defends GOP Iran letter
Union Leader: Perry says gubernatorial experience would make him a strong President
Foster's Daily Democrat: In New Hampshire, Bush finds a familiar state for his family
NH1: Congressman Guinta says he's in for 2016 re-election

March 12, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Guinta town hall focuses on veterans issues
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rick Perry heads back to New Hampshire
NHPR: Primary analysis: Walker, Bush have something to prove during first NH visits
WMUR: Rick Perry to speak at Politics and Eggs event

March 11, 2015
WMUR: New Hampshire's senators split on Senate letter to Iran
Nashua Telegraph: NH Obamacare enrollments up 30%, with special enrollment period still to come
Nashua Telegraph: Jeb Bush heading to Hudson as GOP adds 4 more for April summit
NHPR: Ayotte among GOP senators who signed letter to Iran about nuclear deal
Union Leader: Ayotte among senators who signed letter sent to Iran

March 10, 2015
Union Leader: NH gets approval to pilot competence-based testing
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rep. Guinta hosting town hall in Dover Wednesday
NH1: Blitz of potential White House hopefuls hits NH this week
Seacoast Online: U.S. Sen Graham touts defense spending and entitlement reform at Pease visit

March 9, 2015
Concord Monitor: At first Politics and Pies, South Carolina Sen. Graham stresses national security
Foster's Daily Democrat: Possible 2016 contender, GOP's Graham heads to New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel: Tech exec tests primary waters
NHPR: Lindsey Graham says he's 'very close' to presidential run
WMUR: On first trip to NH, Graham says he is close to announcing a 2016 run

March 8, 2015
Seacoast Online: Bill improves confidentiality for sexual violence victims
Union Leader: Fiorina, in NH stops, speaks of U.S. need for leadership
WMUR: Potential Presidential candidates converge on NH
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rising sea woes: Coastal dwellers taking climate change seriously

March 7, 2015
WMUR: O'Malley stops in Concord during NH visit
Union Leader: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says Granite State is eager for 'honest conversation'
Foster's Daily Democrat: Ohio Gov. Kasich plans trip to New Hampshire

March 6, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Maryland's O'Malley returns to New Hampshire
NHPR: SNHU president to help U.S. Education Department grow non-traditional programs
Seacoast Online: Feds approve NH Medicaid expansion plan

March 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: NH officials tout success of ACA enrollment
Foster's Daily Democrat: Jeb Bush to visit Dover on March 13
Seacoast Online: NH residents worry about Obama health law tax subsidies

March 4, 2015
Union Leader: NH delegation stands with Israel
Concord Monitor: Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell could have wide-reaching consequences in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: Perry, King, Ehrlich, Pataki added to NHGOP leadership summit
Nashua Telegraph: Sen. Graham, Gov. Pataki on dais for 2015 PLUS Company Wild Irish Breakfast on March 17
NH1: NH congressional delegation reacts to Netanyahu speech

March 3, 2015
Union Leader: Lindsey Graham plans NH stops
Union Leader: Hassan, Shaheen attend Emily's List gala
WMUR: Homeland security shutdown would likely have impacts on NH
WMUR: Shaheen honored for helping at-risk youths
Concord Monitor: Ayotte, Shaheen call for House to take up ‘clean’ DHS funding bill
Concord Monitor: Ohio Sen. Rob Portman kicks off fundraiser for New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Concord Monitor: NH congressional delegation asks for more meetings on Kinder Morgan pipeline
Nashua Telegraph: NH elected officials want more public hearing on gas pipeline plan

March 1, 2015
Union Leader: Va.'s Gilmore: 'lifelong conservative, everyone knows it'
Union Leader: Potential candidates' comings and goings
Union Leader: Gregg: Obama has failed as leader at home, abroad

Feb. 28, 2015
Seacoast Online: Parents of slain NH journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: George Pataki
NH1: With everyone else at CPAC, Gilmore visits NH

Feb. 27, 2015
NHPR: Political ads look ahead to possible Hassan-Ayotte showdown
Union Leader: Senators call for reward in ISIS killings
Union Leader: Trump won't renew 'Apprentice' so that he might focus on a presidential run
Union Leader: Full Granite State delegation to hear Netanyahu's speech
WMUR: Trump says he may be serious about running for president this time
Concord Monitor: PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop when voting for ‘CRomnibus’?
NH1: Sen. Kelly Ayotte not on the CPAC speaking list, NH Democrats notice
NH1: New details on Donald Trump's upcoming NH visit


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