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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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

Feb. 26, 2015

NHPR: Biden touts administration's record during NH visit
Seacoast Online: Biden checks off another 2016 early state in NH
Union Leader: In NH, Biden focuses on economy, middle class
Union Leader: Granite Status: Trump hires Lewandowski as presidential run eyed
Union Leader: Sen. Ayotte is pressing Pentagon for answer on Swanzey sailor's remains
WMUR: Donald Trump takes steps toward possible 2016 run
WMUR: Biden speaks on economy, college funding in NH visit
Concord Monitor: In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run
Eagle-Tribune: Ayotte backs bill to battle opiate problem
Nashua Telegraph: Biden touts economic success during NH visit
NH1: Vice President Joe Biden: How do his critics handle him in NH?

Feb. 25, 2015

Seacoast Online: Sen. Rubio: Education must get practical, focus on jobs
Union Leader: Rubio talks Medicare, job training, immigration at St. A's
Union Leader: Jeb Bush featured guest at Guinta fundraiser next month in Bedford
Union Leader: Ayotte: Reverse Obama's recent executive actions
WMUR: Vice President Joe Biden visits Granite State 
WMUR: Rubio discusses education, ISIS at Politics and Eggs event
Concord Monitor: Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich holds town hall at New England College
Foster's Daily Democrat: Ehrlich evaluates possible 2016 presidential run 
Nashua Telegraph: Rubio stumps in state, will make decision by spring
Nashua Telegraph: Ayotte supports new DHS change after court ruling
NH1: Rubio wraps up NH visit, blames Democrats for Homeland Security funding impasse

Feb. 24, 2015
NHPR: Granite State political donations increasingly crucial for 2016 hopefuls
NHPR: Slowdown in federal funding may leave NH with steep bill for roads
NHPR: Rubio tests waters, gets challenged on immigration in Hollis
Seacoast Online: Shaheen urges 'clean' bill to fund Homeland Security
WMUR: Marco Rubio speaks at community center in Hollis
WMUR: First-responders urge action on DHS funding
Concord Monitor: At Manchester book signing, Rubio greeted with questions, praise
Foster's Daily Democrat: US Sen. Rubio finishes 2-day swing through New Hampshire

Feb. 23, 2015
Seacoast Online: Shaheen will be in Hampton for law enforcement roundtable Monday
Seacoast Online: Vice president heads to Granite State
Seacoast Online: Ayotte, Shaheen promote national STEM efforts
Foster's Daily Democrat: Diplomats invited to observe 2016 New Hampshire primary
Foster's Daily Democrat: Florida Sen. Rubio to meet with New Hampshire voters

Feb. 22, 2015
Union Leader: Presidential hopefuls line up Granite State staff, plans
WMUR: UNH offering online course on presidential primary
Foster's Daily Democrat: As federal funding wanes, the state’s roads crumble 
Nashua Telegraph: NHGOP announces four speakers for summit

Feb. 21, 2015
NHPR: Federal health exchange will reopen due to big tax glitch
NHPR: John Bolton visits NH
WMUR: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio outlines upcoming NH visit
NH1: Potential GOP contender John Bolton says Obama asleep on American threats

Feb. 20, 2015
WMUR: Vice President Joe Biden to visit New Hampshire next week
Concord Monitor: Hassan to kick off three-day trip to D.C.
Concord Monitor: Bolton, Jindal, Fiorina, Paul slated to attend N.H. GOP summit
Eagle-Tribune: Rubio promotes book, campaign in NH visit
Foster's Daily Democrat: Governors jockey behind closed doors as 2016 looms
Foster's Daily Democrat: Biden heading to New Hampshire as he weighs 2016 bid
NH1: NH Republicans say college not a must to be president
NH1: Vice President Biden trip to NH sparks 2016 talk
NH1: Bob Ehrlich's busy swing through NH

Feb. 19. 2015
Union Leader: Presidential hopefuls line up Granite State staff, plans
Union Leader: Sen. Shaheen tells BIA divided government can be productive
WMUR: Poll: NH senators popular, representatives not
Foster's Daily Democrat: Affordable Care Act sign-ups near 53,000 in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph: Law enforcement backs Shaheen's efforts to fund DHS

Feb. 18, 2015
Union Leader: Kuster vows to fight for increase in federal heating assistance funds
Union Leader: Shaheen pans possible lapse in homeland security funding in NH visit
Keene Sentinel: Christie tells New Hampshire Republicans he is who he is
NH1: Scott Walker staffs up in NH for probable 2016 bid
NH1: Rep. Frank Guinta sees bipartisan common ground on Obamacare

Feb. 17, 2015
Union Leader: Christie, in NH: 'We need to demand the truth'
Union Leader: NH business owners impressed by Christie at Bedford roundtable event
WMUR: Christie makes 1st NH trip
WMUR: Poll: Presidential approval remains low
Concord Monitor: In Concord, Christie tells it like it is
Concord Monitor: In New Hampshire speech, Christie takes aim at Gov. Hassan

Feb. 16, 2015
Seacoast Online: Tens of thousands in NH sign up for ACA insurance
Concord Monitor: Hassan's budget carries clues to possible Senate run
Keene Sentinel: Potential presidential candidates are slow to say they're running

Feb. 15, 2015
Seacoast Online: Supporters call for Sen. Warren to enter presidential race
Union Leader: Librarians step up to help taxpayers overcome IRS stinginess with forms
Union Leader: Kuster hears pipeline concerns
Concord Monitor: The New Hampshire primary has a proud history. But with 2016 bearing down, how relevant is it?
Eagle-Tribune: Vermont looks to steal some of NH's primary spotlight

Feb. 14, 2015
NHPR: Last call for health insurance before tax penalty hits
Seacoast Online: NH health advisory group looks at business marketplace
WMUR: Silence from Clinton may be paralyzing Democratic field

Feb. 13, 2015
NHPR: NH senators support president's move to craft congressionally approved war powers
Seacoast Online: Perry highlights leadership experience at Dover event
Seacoast Online: Ayotte, Shaheen, support Obama's decision to go to Congress
Union Leader: Guinta seeks to repeal Obamacare's 'Cadillac tax'
WMUR: Perry promises NH voters will see different candidate this time
WMUR: Jeb Bush hires GOP strategist, plans first NH visit
NH1: Bush to NH next month, hires Granite State adviser

Feb. 12, 2015
NHPR: Perry jokes about NH weather, teases 2016 run
Seacoast Online: Rick Perry visiting Portsmouth, eyes 2016 bid
Union Leader: NH Primary: If you impress here, you have a shot
Union Leader: Run, Rick, run? Get in race early, visit NH often, Perry says
WMUR: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: D.C. panel talks NH primary’s relevance ahead of event’s centennial
Foster's Daily Democrat: Perry wraps up 2-day trip to early primary state

Feb. 11, 2015
NHPR: Kuster wants to keep U.S. involvement in ISIS conflict from escalating
Union Leader: Fiorina talks presidential aspirations at Politics & Eggs
Union Leader: Carson to give keynote speech, receive award at cultural diversity conference
WMUR: Fiorina tries to raise interest in possible presidential bid
WMUR: Clinton dominates potential Democratic presidential field
Concord Monitor: Primary to get early spotlight
Nashua Telegraph: Former UN ambassador Bolton mulls 2016 run
NH1: For Fiorina, it's about resume, not gender

Feb. 10, 2015
Union Leader: With one year to go before centennial of Primary, analysts say the race is about to heat up
WMUR: For 100 years, NH primary has shaped presidential politics
WMUR: Potential Republican field in 2016 wide open
Nashua Telegraph: State asks all communities for Jan. 26-27 blizzard costs for possible FEMA emergency declaration
NHBR: Shaheen to speak at Feb. 18 BIA luncheon

Feb. 9, 2014
Union Leader: Guinta hosts telephone town hall
Union Leader: Cruz looking at 2016 'very seriously'
Nashua Telegraph: NH vets groups support new bill to improve mental health services among military
Nashua Telegraph: Nashuan to be honored by White House for climate change education

Feb. 7, 2015
WMUR: 1 year from primary, Jeb Bush hasn't visited NH
Citizen of Laconia: Health insurance signups grow in NH

Feb. 6, 2014
Union Leader: Sen. Shaheen says Homeland Security showdown could impact first responders
WMUR: Poll shows wide-open potential Republican primary field
Citizen of Laconia: Sen. Shaheen, Chief Erickson make push for Homeland Security funding

Feb. 5, 2015
Union Leader: Defense secretary nominee makes pledge to Ayotte, committee on Gitmo detainees
Concord Monitor: Former N.Y. governor Pataki talks politics in Concord
Keene Sentinel: Pataki first in line to test primary waters in Keene
NH1: Ted Cruz Granite State bound
NH1: NH1 Pulse Poll: Walker surges to top with Romney's exit; Bush second

Feb. 4, 2015
Union Leader: Romney to deliver commencement address at St. A
Union Leader: 'Run Warren Run' hires NH director, opens office
Union Leader: Pataki tells GOP gathering government needs to be reined in
WMUR: Romney to deliver commencement address at St. Anselm
Concord Monitor: Ayotte-backed suicide prevention bill passes Senate
NH1: Romney to give major address at NH's Saint Anselm College
NH1: Pataki: science has shown that vaccinations work

Feb. 3, 2015
Seacoast Online: Sen. Shaheen pushes for blood tests
Union Leader: Former U.N. ambassador considering presidential run
Keene Sentinel: Former N.Y. governor to visit Keene Tuesday

Feb. 2, 2015
Concord Monitor: In Concord area libraries, IRS cutbacks to paper tax forms causing concern
Concord Monitor: U.S. Forest snowmobile rules to have little regional impact
Foster's Daily Democrat: Former ambassador's speech postponed due to storm forecast

Feb. 1, 2015
Union Leader: 'Battle for the White House has begun'
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Romney out, Huckabee calling
Union Leader: President Ayotte? NH rules would allow her to make a run
Concord Monitor: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders visits Concord

Jan. 31, 2015
NHPR: Despite brief flirtation, Romney's out for 2016
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Chance to 'kick the tires'
NH1: NH real winner from Romney exit

Jan. 30, 2015
Union Leader: Former U.S. Sen. Gregg says nuclear plants still important
Concord Monitor: Judge dismisses convicted killer’s claim that former defense had improper relations with Ayotte

Jan. 29, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Guinta to address New England Council
Union Leader: NASA honors Christa McAuliffe, other lives lost exploring space
NH1: NHGOP to host 2016 presidential candidate summit


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