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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May 5, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visits Hudson VFW

May 4, 2015
Concord Monitor: 2016 Primaries: ‘The whole world is watching’
Foster's Daily Democrat: Kuster co-sponsors bill to honor top-secret WWII unit
WMUR: Look Ahead: Another busy week on the NH primary trail
WMUR: Nancy Pelosi speaks at dinner in Manchester

May 3, 2015
Union Leader: Sanders, in NH visit, talks income inequality
WMUR: Bernie Sanders visits NH for first time since announcing run article
Concord Monitor: Sanders kicks off presidential bid in NH with ‘Brunch With Bernie’
NH1: Shaheen applauds effort to help female business owners
NH1: Bernie Sanders starts Presidential bid in NH
Nashua Telegraph: Sanders returns to NH as presidential candidate
NHPR: Sanders promises NH voters a grassroots presidential campaign
Seacoast Online: City asks Air Force to pay for well contamination
Seacoast Online: Sen. Graham attends first NH house party

May 2, 2015
NHPR: NH Secretary of State: Sanders must register as Democrat to run in primary
Seacoast Online: Feds to change ivory rule after NH teens' bagpipes seized
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Bob Ehrlich
Concord Monitor: Art with a Capitol A: Concord High photographer gets Congressional honor

May 1, 2015
NH1: Governor Chris Christie to return to NH next week
NHPR: President signs scaled-back energy bill backed by Shaheen
WMUR: Question: Is Bernie Sanders eligible to run in the NH Democratic primary?

April 30, 2015
WMUR: In speech, Clinton says she was surprised by NH concern about mental health
Concord Monitor: In endorsement of Carly Fiorina, Marilinda Garcia borrows some lines
Foster's Daily Democrat: Fiorina touts leadership, experience

April 29, 2015
Concord Monitor: Fiorina returns to New Hampshire ahead of expected 2016 announcement
Eagle-Tribune: Fiorina outlines foreign policy in NH stop
NHPR: Carly Fiorina kicks off NH tour in Concord
NHPR: VA allowing NH vets more options for care
Union Leader: Fiorina questions Hillary Clinton's credibility

April 28, 2015
WMUR: Look ahead: Trump, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham return to NH this week
WMUR: Potential presidential hopeful Trump returns to Granite State
WMUR: New Hampshire residents voice reactions to same-sex marriage case
Nashua Telegraph: Effort to put a woman on the 20 dollar bill gains traction
Concord Monitor: Trump: ‘I’m really good at this stuff’
Concord Monitor: Today’s the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court
NHPR: Clinton Campaign To Hold More Than A Dozen 'Open Houses' In Coming Weeks
NHPR: Fiorina Heads Back To New Hampshire For 4-Day Swing

April 27, 2015
Union Leader: Clinton plans to hold open houses in NH
Union Leader: Campaign visits continue as presidential contenders stream into Granite State

April 26, 2015
NH1: NH state party chairs tangle on Hillary Clinton, salute Mike Downing
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen to visit Nashua to discuss having woman on $20 bill
NHPR: Grant to North Country group will improve food access
Seacoast Online: New options for health care consumers coming in 2016

April 25, 2015
Seacoast Online: Guinta looks to help fishing industry survive
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Carly Fiorina

April 24, 2015
WMUR: Ayotte backs Loretta Lynch for U.S. attorney general

April 23, 2015
Union Leader: Trump signs lease for a NH office, returns Monday
WMUR: Ahead of expected presidential announcement, Fiorina to crisscross NH

April 22, 2015
NHPR: Clinton stops in Concord to support community colleges
Union Leader: U.S. must keep reinventing itself, Hillary Clinton tells students
WMUR: Clinton wraps up NH visit focusing on jobs, meeting with lawmakers, activists
Nashua Telegraph: Clinton completes NH swing, avoids talk on scandals

April 21, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Keene: Clinton trying to recapture that old New Hampshire magic
NHPR: In Keene, Clinton 'listens' and chides GOP
NHPR: No clear Republican frontrunner after FITN summit
Union Leader: Clinton makes first NH stop
Union Leader: SBA chief hears business success stories during Granite State visit
WMUR: Clinton to focus on role of community colleges at NHTI on Tuesday
Concord Monitor: Back in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton takes a different tack

April 20, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Five things learned from the NHGOP summit
NH1: Clinton taking nothing for granted on New Hampshire's friendly turf
Union Leader: Walker welcomed warmly in Derry
WMUR: Sen. Ted Cruz talks about gun rights in Litchfield
WMUR: Clinton to focus on businesses, community colleges in NH

April 19, 2015
WMUR: Walker closes NHGOP First-in-Nation Summit with call for going ‘big, bold’
WMUR: Hillary Clinton to stop at Keene small business, Concord’s community college
Concord Monitor: GOP summit underscores New Hampshire primary is a marathon, not a sprint
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Summit gives voters a taste of what’s to come
Concord Monitor:  Hillary Clinton in Concord on Tuesday during first NH visit since announcing presidential run
Eagle-Tribune: Presidential hopefuls line up in NH
Keene Sentinel: Hillary Clinton coming to Keene Monday
Nashua Telegraph: In Nashua, GOP vows to regain White House
Union Leader: First dance of primary season

April 18, 2015
NH1: Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
NHPR: Jeb Bush tests 2016 talking points at NH breakfast event
NHPR: Republicans and Democrats weigh in on start of unofficial primary
Seacoast Online: Christie 'tells it like it is' in Exeter
Union Leader: Democrats fire back at group of GOP hopefuls
Union Leader: Republicans kick off Primary Season
WMUR: Rubio closes day one of GOP summit with call for continued exceptionalism
WMUR: DNC chairwoman derides 'clown car' of possible GOP nominees
WMUR: GOP candidates try to distinguish themselves at summit
Concord Monitor: A ‘primary within the primary’: At GOP summit, nearly 20 candidates vie for influential voters
Keene Sentinel: Former Virginia governor Gilmore visits Keene GOP group
Nashua Telegraph: Republicans rally at ‘First in the Nation’ summit in Nashua

April 17, 2015
Concord Monitor: Hillary Clinton plans first trip back to New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: State GOP summit ‘like starting the contest with a big bang’
Foster's Daily Democrat: Former UN Ambassador Bolton wants stronger military
NHPR: Sen. Shaheen leads effort to put a woman on the $20 bill
Seacoast Online: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard wins safety award

April 16, 2015
Union Leader: Christie brings Garden State attitude to Granite State
WMUR: For reelection bid, Ayotte campaign has more than $3 million in bank
WMUR: Christie details opposition to Iran deal during NH town hall
Foster's Daily Democrat: Pataki touts his record in visit to Rochester
NH1: Ayotte touts fundraising figures
NHPR: With candidate 'cattle call,' NH GOP summit kicks off primary season

April 15, 2015
Seacoast Online: Christie speaks bluntly about foreign policy at Newmarket stop
Union Leader: GOP's Christie points to his record
WMUR: Christie visits with potential voters in NH visit
WMUR: Huckabee slated to speak at NHGOP First-in-the-Nation summit
Concord Monitor: On the campaign trail, Christie paints himself as man of the people
Nashua Telegraph: Christie talks entitlement reform in Manchester
NHPR: Christie opens NH trip with speech on entitlement programs
NHPR: Some brace for tax penalty under Affordable Care Act

April 14, 2015
NHPR: For Clinton, allies in NH; GOP set for FITN summit
WMUR: First look at full ‘First-in-the-Nation’ summit candidate lineup
Concord Monitor: After Iowa, it’s on to New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton
NH1: Clinton on friendly ground when she returns to NH
NH1: Kuster says she expects to seek re-election

April 13, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Republican presidential hopefuls head to New Hampshire
NH1: NH congressional delegation wants more public time for Northern Pass after draft
Union Leader: Republican Ehrlich derides Democrat attacks
WMUR: Look ahead: Hectic week on New Hampshire primary campaign trail
WMUR: Clinton launch video includes employees of Nashua firm

April 12, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: GOP, Democrats both contend they are in a more enviable position heading to 2016
Seacoast Online: Huntsman ramping up No Labels movement
Union Leader: NH voters await official start of Clinton campaign for Democratic nomination
WMUR: Former Gov. Huntsman visits NH Saturday
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH insurance department posts plan enrollment figures

April 11, 2015
WMUR: Clinton will need to show NH it's no coronation, key Dems say
WMUR: Source: ‘Current plans’ call for Clinton to visit NH week of April 20
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Lindsey Graham
Concord Monitor: Clinton expands NH campaign team ahead of expected announcement
Nashua Telegraph: Kuster hosts forum at Nashua Community College about women in high-tech fields

April 10, 2015
WMUR: In NH, Graham says Paul would be 'one of the worst' successors to Obama
Concord Monitor: Graham: GOP opposition to Export-Import bank is misguided
NHPR: GOP's Graham joins Ayotte for tour of New Hampshire business

April 9, 2015
NHPR: Rand Paul visits Milford on 'announcement tour'
NHPR: Guinta meets with lobbyists, works the register at Portsmouth Cumberland Farms
Seacoast Online: Rand Paul promises to leave NH alone if he wins presidency
Union Leader: Paul woos NH in first day as an official candidate
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Will 2016 be Tea Party's coming of age?
WMUR: Rand Paul: To win nomination, 'we need to win NH'
WMUR: Bobby Jindal hires former Havenstein staffer
Concord Monitor: Paul embraces outsider role, calls on ‘liberty lovers’ in Milford stump speech
Concord Monitor: Graham: I haven’t yet made up my mind on run
Concord Monitor: NH clinics treat veterans quickly, but relatively few use VA
Foster's Daily Democrat: Potential presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham speaks at Turbocam

April 8, 2015
NH1: Rand Paul greets supporters at a Manchester watering-hole
WMUR: Paul makes stop in NH hours after entering 2016 race
WMUR: Jeb Bush to appear at 'Politics and Pie' in Concord on April 16

April 7, 2015
WMUR: Group says ‘Ready for Boldness’ campaign expanding nationwide
WMUR: Potential presidential candidate Ben Carson visits New Hampshire
WMUR:No shortage of sponsors for NHGOP's 'First-in-the-Nation' summit
Concord Monitor: HSAs, not Obamacare, promote personal responsibility, Carson says
Concord Monitor: Christie plans town hall events in NH
Nashua Telegraph: Uncertainty over visa program leaves some local companies scrambling
NHPR: Dr. Ben Carson makes rounds in NH, will make 2016 decision in May
Union Leader: Carson: 'I believe our country is on the precipice'
Union Leader: Ayotte touts bill to fix Medicare reimbursements

April 6, 2015
Seacoast Online: New Hampshire Primary turns 100
Eagle-Tribune: Sen. Ayotte's aide quits after arrest in prostitution sting
Nashua Telegraph: Rand Paul in Milford Thursday
Nashua Telegraph: GOP Dr. Carson heads to Hollis on Monday


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