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


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Aug. 31, 2015
Citizen of Laconia: Christie pledges leadership, accountability if elected
Concord Monitor: Cruz puts his conservative values on full display at New Boston town hall
Concord Monitor: Shaheen to endorse Clinton
Concord Monitor: How much for that political ad? Depends on who’s buying
Concord Monitor: For clues to candidates’ strategies, look at ‘when’ and ‘where’ of TV ads
Concord Monitor: Campaign events in NH the week of Aug. 31
Eagle-Tribune: College costs among top topics on presidential campaigns
Foster's Daily Democrat: GOP presidential candidate Cruz visits Dover
Keene Sentinel: Candidates sometimes need extra nudges to come to Keene, and beyond
NHPR: Ted Cruz brings 'consistent conservative' message back to NH
NHPR: Cruz, Paul, Kasich campaigning in NH this week
NHPR: Small business workforce the focus of Senate field hearing in Manchester
Seacoast Online: Hillary Clinton coming to Portsmouth to accept Shaheen endorsement
Seacoast Online: Cruz critical of Obama policies at Seabrook rally
Union Leader: Merrimack's 'selfie sisters' on the campaign trail in NH
Union Leader: Shaheen slated to endorse Clinton
WMUR: Look Ahead: Candidates to make pre-Labor Day visits
WMUR: Ted Cruz stumps in the Granite State
WMUR: Shaheen to formally endorse Clinton on Saturday in Portsmouth

Aug. 30, 2015
WMUR: Chris Christie tours the Granite State Saturday
Concord Monitor: Amid heroin epidemic in New Hampshire, candidates talk substance abuse
Concord Monitor: Living room by living room, O’Malley marches on in New Hampshire

Aug. 29, 2015
Union Leader: James Foley's family pleased with naming of hostage affairs envoy
WMUR: House parties help candidates reach voters, build grassroots network
Eagle-Tribune: Pataki wants to bring optimism back to America
NHPR: What you should know about Clinton's fundraising deal with NH Dems
Seacoast Online: Fuller Clark challenges DNC chair for more presidential debates
Seacoast Online: Graham meets with voters in intimate setting

Aug. 28, 2018
NHPR: After long absence, Rubio tells NH voters they'll see more of him
NHPR: Fiorina's speaking style helps her stand out in NH
NHPR: US Air Force can't commit to treating wells more aggressively
Seacoast Online: NH Rebellion founder eyeing presidency
Seacoast Online: Air Force may dispute EPA cleanup order on Pease well
Seacoast Online: Hampton company, Sen. Ayotte urge re-autorization of Ex-Im Bank
Union Leader: O'Malley: Clinton's private email use hurts party
Union Leader: Pataki blasts Trump's deportation plan during stop in Derry
WMUR: Christie's New Hampshire grassroots leadership team features veteran GOP activists
WMUR: Martin O’Malley: ‘You’ve got to just keep going’
WMUR: Scott Brown to host house parties for Kasich, Christie
Eagle-Tribune: Rubio in Derry says American dream must be preserved
Foster's Daily Democrat: Ten Rod Farm owner issues challenge to presidential candidates
Foster's Daily Democrat: Sen. Ayotte tours Rokon International
NH1: Pataki not worried about low poll numbers, says Trump is 'just dreadful'
NH1: In NH1 News intv., Ayotte says no to govt. shutdown and to Donald Trump on immigration

Aug. 27, 2015
NH1: O'Malley tells NH1 News Biden entry into 2016 'could only help' Democratic debate
NH1: Rubio downplays Trump frontrunner status in NH1 News interview
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: GOP candidate Carly Fiorina blasts CNN debate process
Union Leader: Ayotte, IRS chief spar over agency's response to ID theft
WMUR: New Hampshire Primary Source: Looking for turnaround, Paul continues to attack Trump
WMUR: Marco Rubio speaks to voters in northern and western NH

Aug. 26, 2015
NHBR: Federal grant to aid NH small business exporters
NHPR: Despite revised proposal, Shaheen still concerned about Northern Pass
NHPR: Planned Parenthood critique unfair, says Ayotte
NHPR: Christie says 'pushy' Granite Staters don't like to wait for answers
NHPR: Vermont Gov. Shumlin stumps for Hillary Clinton in NH
Union Leader: Clinton ally accuses Sanders of 'political expediency' in gun debate
WMUR: State Democratic Party, Clinton campaign set up joint fundraising committee
Concord Monitor: Connecticut governor criticizes Executive Council, Republicans on Planned Parenthood vote
Concord Monitor: New poll shows Trump continues to enjoy a wide lead in NH; Sanders pulls ahead

Aug. 25, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Christie blames Obama for fiscal crisis
Eagle-Tribune: Where are all the Democrats?
Keene Sentinel: Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham stumps in the Monadnock Region
NH1: Sanders says he and Biden disagree on many issues
NHPR: Scott Walker showcases his fighting side in New Hampshire
NHPR: As horse race questions swirl, Sanders sticks to his issues
Union Leader: All 5 Democrats running for President to be at NH convention
WMUR: Christie, Graham campaign in New Hampshire
WMUR: NH Democrat supports potential White House run for Joe Biden
WMUR: Sanders speaks to voters at town hall events in Conway, Berlin
Concord Monitor: Sanders continues to draw enthusiastic crowds, but New Hampshire voters haven’t made up their minds yet
Concord Monitor: Biden’s allies in NH watching for signals on presidential run
Concord Monitor: Chafee, Clinton, O’Malley, Sanders confirmed for NHDP convention; Webb still weighing plans to attend
Conway Daily Sun: Bernie electrifies crowd in Conway

Aug. 24, 2015
Concord Monitor: Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem
Concord Monitor: Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire delegation members to host forum for veterans
Eagle-Tribune: Sanders woos working, middle classes in Salem
NHPR: Sanders rallies in Salem to kick off two days of NH campaigning
Seacoast Online: Democratic presidential candidate forum on Sept. 9
Union Leader: Sen. Lindsey Graham campaigns at Apple Pie Craft Fair in Newport  
WMUR: Carly Fiorina stumps at several towns in New Hampshire Sunday
WMUR: Sanders holds town hall in Salem Sunday

Aug. 23, 2015
WMUR: Sen. Lindsey Graham visits the Granite State
NHPR: Ayotte says Northern Pass needs to bury more than 60 miles
Union Leader: Who's in NH this week

Aug. 22, 2015
Union Leader: Walker has clear message for Clinton: I'm not scared
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Chris Christie
WMUR: Scott Walker speaks at Politics and Eggs event
Eagle-Tribune: Walker calls for stronger defense during Derry visit
Keene Sentinel: Bush takes jabs at Trump, attempts to win over non-Republican voters

Aug. 21, 2015
NH1: Trump slams Education Dept., talks running mates, in exclusive interview with NH1 News
NHPR: FCC program will expand broadband access across New Hampshire
Union Leader: Use of 'anchor baby' term sparks exchange between Bush, reporters in Keene
WMUR: Bush, Trump spar during NH trip
WMUR: NH Democrats praise Carter after cancer diagnosis
WMUR: Fiorina meets voters in Littleton
Keene Sentinel: Kuster, USDA administrator visit Cheshire County farms

Aug. 20, 2015
NH1: NH to receive federal funding for heroin epidemic; Laconia police say arrests not working
NHPR: GOP primary candidates talk K-12 education at NH forum
NHPR: Air Force will follow orders to clean up Pease groundwater
Seacoast Online: Scammans endorse Kasich for president
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: 'Summer of Trump' stretches on across New Hampshire
WMUR: Bush questions Trump’s Republican credentials
WMUR: Trump draws crowd in Derry
WMUR: Walker says at town hall event that he is feeling a sense of 'urgency'
WMUR: GOP presidential hopefuls gather for education summit in Londonderry
Citizen of Laconia: Fiorina focuses on business leadership experience
Concord Monitor: GOP candidates put school reform on center stage during New Hampshire Education Summit
Concord Monitor: Inside and outside, candidates and teacher union members trade barbs at education summit
Concord Monitor: In Derry, Trump blasts GOP opponents
Concord Monitor: Christie stumps for Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield in Concord
Conway Daily Sun: Shaheen tours Ossipee Pine Barrens
Eagle-Tribune: Trump draws hundreds to Pinkerton
Eagle-Tribune: Chafee, Shea-Porter make case in Plaistow Democrats' meeting  
Foster's Daily Democrat: Scott Walker talks reform in Barrington

Aug. 19, 2015
Keene Sentinel: Lack of federal funding delays study of dangerous Chesterfield intersection
Seacoast Online: Air Force agrees to treat contaminated wells
Union Leader: Walker tabs three as NH co-chairs
WMUR: Ayotte targeted in Planned Parenthood ad
Concord Monitor: Primary 2016: GOP puzzled by Rubio’s slow start in Granite State

Aug. 18, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: GOP candidates attend Londonderry forum  
NHPR: VA hospital pushes for greater vet participation in healthy living programs
Union Leader: Feds jump in, give boost to NH drug fight
Concord Monitor: Hassan, Shaheen praise White House heroin initiative

Aug. 17, 2015
NH1: Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on TV campaign in NH and other early voting states
NHPR: Six GOP Hopefuls To Speak At Education Forum
WMUR: Look Ahead: Republican education summit top presidential campaign event of week

Aug. 16, 2015
WMUR: GOP Hopeful George Pataki at the Olde Home Day Parade
Concord Monitor: Due to flight cancellations, Webb is a no-show in Hudson
Concord Monitor: Ray Duckler: The man behind the Donald: tough as granite
NHPR: Trump And Supporters Say They're Serious About Winning
Union Leader: Kasich: 'It's the results that matter'

Aug. 15, 2015
Union Leader: Trump rally draws hundreds in Hampton
WMUR: Donald Trump speaks to 3,000 people at Hampton rally
WMUR: Ayotte, health officials, police meet to discuss heroin crisis
Concord Monitor: At Hampton rally, Donald Trump exclaims: ‘It’s the summer of Trump’
Eagle-Tribune: 'Summer of Trump'
Eagle-Tribune: Carson stumps for support in Windham
NHPR: How to Read the Polls When (Almost) Everybody Is Running For President
Seacoast Online: Trump remains on the attack at Hampton stop

Aug. 14, 2014
Seacoast Online: Guinta versus Shea-Porter, round 4?
Seacoast Online: Fuller Clark, congressman to host Portsmouth marijuana forum
Seacoast Online: Rand Paul: Trump nomination would 'demolish' GOP
Union Leader: GOP candidate defends his past research
WMUR: In NH, Carson faces questions over 1992 medical study
WMUR: Walker says unlike Kasich, Christie, he rejected Medicaid expansion
WMUR: New Granite State Bush supporters include former executive councilor, state senator
Concord Monitor: Carson uses Hooksett event to defend record, outline broad conservative agenda
Eagle-Tribune: Kasich campaigns in Derry
Foster's Daily Democrat: Rand Paul makes campaign stop in Hilltop City
Keene Sentinel: Rand Paul blasts Trump, defends libertarian record in Swanzey
Nashua Telegraph: Sno’ kidding: City gets aid for blizzard
NH1: In NH1 News Intv., Carson defends past fetal tissue research; calls debate theatrics 'foolishness'
NHPR: N.H. Voters Push Drug Crisis Onto Presidential Campaign Stage
NHPR: Kasich and Paul Share New Hampshire Focus, But Face Very Different Prospects
NHPR: Carson Addresses Fetal Tissue Controversy on N.H. Trail
NHPR: VA Health Clinic Opens In Colebrook
NHPR: Federal Aid For January Snowstorm Tops $1 Million

Aug. 13, 2015
NHPR: Kasich Says He Makes Mistakes But Can Bring People Together
NHPR: Political Junkie: Candidates' Summer Standing is No Guarantee of N.H. Primary Votes
Seacoast Online: Shipyard sets record with USS Alexandria overhaul  
Union Leader: Rand Paul urges Libertarians to vote Republican
Union Leader: Tom Rath endorses Kasich in GOP presidential race
WMUR: New Hampshire Primary Source: Trump, state co-chair differ on Planned Parenthood funding
WMUR: New poll shows Sanders ahead of Clinton in the Granite State
WMUR: John Kasich visits NH day after picking up key supporter
Concord Monitor: Former attorney general, longtime Republican strategist Rath backs Kasich
Eagle-Tribune: Kasich calls for stronger economy, smaller government
Keene Sentinel: Hillary Clinton, in Keene, talks addiction
Nashua Telegraph: Rand in the hunt

Aug. 12, 2015
NH1: Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas explains his decision to veto teacher contract
NH1: Senate Majority PAC slams Ayotte in first their first TV ad of the 2016 cycle
NHPR: Clinton Holds Forum On Drug Abuse in Keene
NHPR: Democrats Continue Debate Over Debates
Seacoast Online: NH poll: Clinton, Sanders in statistical tie
Seacoast Online: Clinton: GOP failed to mention '1 word' about college costs
WMUR: Hillary Clinton tackles drug abuse issue at Keene forum
WMUR: Rath endorses Kasich, to serve as national adviser, New Hampshire co-chair
WMUR: Rand Paul: Clinton using Trump as ‘albatross’ against all Republican candidates
WMUR: In NH, Rand Paul throws political jabs at Donald Trump
WMUR: Shea-Porter says support for potential congressional bid has been ‘wonderful’
Concord Monitor: Lessig begins single-issue campaign to reform ‘rigged’ political system in ‘referendum presidency’
Concord Monitor: Paul discusses taxes, student loan debt in N.H. swing
Concord Monitor: Ayotte calls on federal health officials to ease NH drug treatment licensing requirements

Aug. 11, 2015
NH1: Clinton speaks out on Trump, Planned Parenthood
NHPR: Clinton Rolls Out $350 Billion College Affordability Plan
NHPR: Shea-Porter Files to Run Again in 2016
Seacoast Online: Clinton speaks out on Trump, Planned Parenthood and Democratic rivals
Seacoast Online: Clinton pushes college tuition plan in Exeter
Seacoast Online: Chafee touts political experience at Exeter stop
Union Leader: Clinton: Rubio more offensive than Trump
Union Leader: Shea-Porter files candidacy statement for NH First Congressional District
WMUR: Updated: Clinton calls NH Planned Parenthood defunding vote ‘appalling’
WMUR: Clinton calls Trump ‘offensive,’ but calls other GOP candidates just as troubling on women’s health issues
WMUR: Clinton in NH: ‘We’ll make sure college costs won’t be a barrier’ article  
WMUR: Poll for Planned Parenthood shows voters want Ayotte to vote to fund organization
Concord Monitor: Clinton unveils $350 billion plan to curb college debt
Concord Monitor: Shea-Porter files paperwork in preparation of another House run

Aug. 10, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: New Hampshire voters assess GOP presidential hopefuls
Nashua Telegraph: Sandwich named for Kelly Ayotte
NH1: Virginia Gov. Visits NH To Support Clinton
NHPR: Clinton To Talk Higher Ed Costs In New Hampshire Campaign Trip
Seacoast Online: Hillary for New Hampshire hosts Virginia governor
Union Leader: NH waiver: SAT wins out over Common Core
WMUR: Look Ahead: Clinton, Trump, Paul, Carson, Kasich in New Hampshire this week
WMUR: NHGOP Chair reacts to Donald Trump's controversial comments

Aug. 9, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: After debate, GOP hopefuls back on the stump    
Union Leader: Crowded GOP field? Really, not even close

Aug. 8, 2015
Union Leader: Shaheen backs Obama's Iran deal as top Democrat breaks rank
Union Leader: Bush chats and prays with Town Hall voters
WMUR: Jeb Bush speaks at Barrington town hall meeting
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Rick Santorum
WMUR: New Hampshire Democrats accuse Bush, other Republicans of not caring about ‘women’s health’
Concord Monitor: Bush uses Barrington town hall event as second act
Concord Monitor: Shaheen plans to back Iranian nuclear deal
Foster's Daily Democrat: Jeb Bush makes Barrington stop
NHPR: Back in N.H., Bush Reflects on 'Interesting Experience' at GOP Debate
NHPR: On Environment, Democratic Candidates Vie to Be 'Greener than the Next Green'
Seacoast Online: Bush meets with local fishermen in Seabrook

Aug. 7, 2015
NHPR: Thanks to Trump, Illegal Immigration Now Front and Center for 2016 GOP Contenders
NHPR: Democrats Announce Six-Debate Schedule; N.H. Debate Slated For December
Seacoast Online: Hillary for NH hosts open house with Gov. McAuliffe
Union Leader: Clinton rivals blast Democratic Party's debate schedule  
WMUR: Shaheen backs Obama’s Iran nuclear weapons deal
WMUR: WMUR to air debate of Democratic presidential candidates in December
WMUR: Updated: Ben Carson to begin TV advertising in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: Watching, and cheering on, Trump from afar in Laconia
Concord Monitor: DNC debate plan sparks pushback from O’Malley, allies in N.H.
NH1: NH1 News Political Pulse: National Democrats announce debate schedule, O'Malley campaign attacks it

Aug. 6, 2015
NH1: NH's Shaheen, Utah's Hatch sponsor bill to curb student debt
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Biden buzz hums along; GOP girds for debate
Citizen of Laconia: Ayotte vows to help overcome drug epidemic

Aug. 5, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH Poll: Trump leads GOP candidates
Nashua Telegraph: NH well positioned to meet Clean Power Plan standards
NHPR: Speed Dating For President: GOP Candidates Break Little New Ground At Forum
NHPR: Final Version of Obama's Carbon Rules Cuts N.H. Some Slack
NHPR: Ohio Gov. John Kasich to N.H. Tech Firm: 'You Guys Are the Future'
WMUR: WMUR poll: Clinton leads by 6 percentage points as Sanders edges closer

Aug. 4, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: GOP candidates take the stage in Manchester
Eagle-Tribune: Perry calls for tighter border security in Salem visit
Foster's Daily Democrat: GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
NH1: Sanders supports new Obama push on climate change; critical of Clinton on same issue
NHPR: On N.H. Primary Campaign Trail, McCain Remains the Standard
NHPR: Hassan and Shaheen Push for Increase in Substance Abuse Funding
NHPR: Sanders Can Draw a Crowd, But Can He Win a Primary?
Seacoast Online: Navy officials: future bright for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Seacoast Online: Ayotte stresses support for Ex-Im Bank during visit to Westinghouse Electric
Seacoast Online: Graham: I can reset a world falling apart
Union Leader: All eyes turn to nation's first primary state as Republican candidates take the stage
WMUR: Updated: Republicans talk tough on immigration, foreign policy at Voters First Forum article  
WMUR: WMUR poll: Donald Trump surges to top of GOP primary field in NH
WMUR: Updated: State Democratic chairman says GOP now dominated by ‘low-information’ voters
WMUR: Hassan, Shaheen, judges, police gather to discuss heroin issue in NH
Concord Monitor: GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
Concord Monitor: N.H. voters at debate preview ‘just seeing what’s out there’
Concord Monitor: N.H. officials hopeful that Clean Power Plan will curb wind-borne pollutants in state

Aug. 3, 2015
Concord Monitor: Sanders calls on New Hampshire crowds to be part of his ‘political revolution’
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire, Washington schools offer political course  
Foster's Daily Democrat: Bernie Sanders stops in Rollinsford
Keene Sentinel: Republican presidential candidates to participate in the Voters First forum
NHPR: 14 GOP Candidates (No Donald Trump) To Square Off At 'Voters First' Forum
NHPR: Bernie Sanders Again Draws Crowds in N.H. Swing
Union Leader: 14 GOP candidates to take questions from NH voters
Union Leader: Feds' fire rule ends Cheshire Fair tradition of sleeping in stalls with animals
WMUR: Look Ahead: Voters Forum draws 14 candidates
WMUR: Hillary Clinton campaign to begin airing first two TV ads
WMUR: Bernie Sanders holds town hall events in Rollinsford, Franklin and Claremont article  

Aug. 2, 2015
WMUR: Graham and McCain campaign in New Hampshire
WMUR: Bernie Sanders speaks at SNHU Saturday
Concord Monitor: McCain asks New Hampshire voters to pay attention to Graham in 2016
Foster's Daily Democrat: Sanders in Exeter calls for 'political revolution'
NH1: Almost all the GOP White House candidates coming to Monday's NH forum
WMUR: Voters First Forum levels the playing field
WMUR: Graham defends NSA policies at town hall session

Aug. 1, 2015
Union Leader: More TV coverage added for Voters First Forum
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: Hillary Clinton
WMUR: Kasich says he's optimistic about presidential campaign
Concord Monitor: Bird-dog training helps voters ask strong questions that require thoughtful answers
Concord Monitor: Debate in his sights, Kasich zeroes in on New Hampshire
Keene Sentinel: Chafee speaks issues ranging from pay to the pipeline in Winchester
NHPR: Chafee Advises Against "Foreign Entanglements" in Speech in Winchester


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