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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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

July 27, 2014
Union Leader: Disabled vets now getting first dibs at program under contract with Easter Seals
Union Leader: Governor, U.S. senators praise Easter Seals' support of NH vets
Keene Sentinel: Bass endorses Brown in Keene

July 26, 2014
Seacoast Online: Gov. Hassan seeks federal evaluation of Pan Am rails
Nashua Telegraph: NH puts hold on ER policy under Medicaid expansion

July 25, 2014
NHPR: Members of Congress worry propane rail shipments could harm Great Bay
NHPR: Fiorina PAC looks to mobilize women for GOP
Seacoast Online: Fiorina exhorts nation's potential while addressing rotary club
Concord Monitor: Shaheen, Brown fundraising reports detail donors, spending
Eagle-Tribune: Gloves are off in 2nd Congressional District GOP primary
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shea-Porter welcomes woman's release from Sudan

July 24, 2014
Seacoast Online: Legislators seek study of impact of Sea-3 on Great Bay
Seacoast Online: Businesswomen get boost with bill
Union Leader: GOP candidates Guinta, Innis square off during debate
WMUR: Analysis: Latest health care rulings are less dramatic for NH than it appears
Concord Monitor: Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program
Conway Daily Sun: Brown campaign announces over 100 North Country and Lake Region supporters
Nashua Telegraph: 1st District GOP hopefuls split over Patriot Act, raising gas taxes

July 23, 2014
Concord Monitor: Officials: NH residents won’t immediately lose health insurance tax credits because of court rulings
Conway Daily Sun: Smith believes experience matters in Washington
Keene Sentinel: Winchester likely to face flood repair bill without federal help 
Nashua Telegraph: What Obamacare’s dueling rulings mean: A NH explainer

July 22, 2014
Seacoast Online: Shaheen meets with Veterans Affairs nominee
Union Leader: Nashua Medal of Honor recipient: 'There was valor everywhere'
Citizen of Laconia: Shea-Porter talks business with female entrepreneurs
Concord Monitor: Obama bestows Medal of Honor on Nashua veteran
Concord Monitor: Shaheen meets privately with VA secretary nominee McDonald
Eagle-Tribune: NH veteran awarded Medal of Honor
Keene Sentinel: Brown campaigns in Hancock 

July 21, 2014
NHPR: Nashua man to be awarded Congressional Medal of Honor at White House today
Union Leader: New Hampshire unlikely to get extra food stamp funds
Union Leader: Republican congressional candidate Lambert says he'd serve only 3 terms
WMUR: Nashua soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor
Eagle-Tribune: Top NH political races heat up
Nashua Telegraph: Shea-Porter bill looks at bat disease

July 20, 2014
Union Leader: NH congressional delegation, candidates at odds over immigration
Union Leader: Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith vows to campaign on principle
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: When both campaigns tout support from veterans, what’s the point?
Foster's Daily Democrat: Sen. Ayotte believes Putin to blame in plane's downing 
Nashua Telegraph: NH candidates face dreaded dog days of summer
Nashua Telegraph: US Senate hopefuls target vets for votes

July 19, 2014
Seacoast Online: Sen. Shaheen, veterans advocate for each other
Seacoast Online: Sen. Ayotte: Russia linked to downed plane
Union Leader: Sens. Shaheen, Ayotte: Russia is the problem
Union Leader: Family of World War I vet receives Purple Heart medal in ceremony
WMUR: NH girl attends White House state dinner
Concord Monitor: NH’s U.S. senators call for a cease-fire in Ukraine after jet shot down
Conway Daily Sun: Smith announces Freedom Concert Aug. 29

July 18, 2014
Union Leader: Senators criticize Internet sales tax bill
Union Leader: A 'no holds barred' event for Senate candidate Rubens Saturday
Concord Monitor: NH’s federal delegation, candidates weigh in on border crisis
Nashua Telegraph: Scott Brown calls himself a ‘problem solver,’ labels Jeanne Shaheen a ‘rubber stamp’ for Obama

July 17, 2014
NHPR: Incumbents Kuster, Shea-Porter lead in fundraising
Seacoast Online: Scott Brown touts bipartisan credentials
Seacoast Online: Ayotte pushes drug bill as city forms nine-officer unit
Union Leader: Feds haven't approached state about taking immigrant children
Concord Monitor: How Tom Steyer sees the New Hampshire Senate race
Concord Monitor: Garcia, Lambert fight for funds in the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary
Concord Monitor: UNH filmmaker, former ‘Monitor’ photo editor Habib, selected for President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Conway Daily Sun: Bob Smith stumps in Conway Thursday
Foster's Daily Democrat: UNH filmmaker appointed to Obama’s Disability Committee

July 16, 2014
NHPR: Hobby Lobby ruling is key to NH Dems midterm election strategy
Union Leader: Ayotte expresses concerns about nuclear Iran in letter to Obama
Conway Daily Sun: Scott Brown the moderate?
Nashua Telegraph: 2nd Congressional District Candidate Garcia hopes to bring new approach to solving country’s problems with smaller reform

July 15, 2014
NHPR: Sen. Shaheen calls on House to pass veterans bill
Seacoast Online: DNC encourages women to step up to political forefront
WMUR: Brown, Shaheen argue their veterans bona fides
Concord Monitor: Shaheen, Brown campaigns focus on veterans
Concord Monitor: Jeb Bush nods to Brown in New Hampshire Senate run
Nashua Telegraph: Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown tout support for veterans

July 13, 2014
Union Leader: VA woes across the country led NH to reforms
Union Leader: Senate candidate Brown likes NH's retail campaigning
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Rubens, Smith spar in effort to become top Brown challenger

July 12, 2014
Seacoast Online: Poll shows close House races in New Hampshire
WMUR: Poll analysis: Obama's end of sliding poll numbers relief to Democrats
WMUR: Scott Brown campaign raises $2.34 million as of Friday
Concord Monitor: Scott Brown adjusts second-quarter fundraising total, adjusts figure to raised $2.34M
Eagle-Tribune: Shaheen seeks expansion of child care tax credits
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shea-Porter tours shipyard to discuss future challenges

July 11, 2014
WMUR: Poll: Clinton leads Democrats; Republican field mixed
WMUR: Kelly Ayotte will officiate wedding for Scott Brown's daughter
Concord Monitor: DOE surveying Concord roadways along Northern Pass route
Nashua Telegraph: Jim Rubens offers most detailed platform so far among GOP candidates running for U.S. Senate

July 10, 2014
NHPR: Medal of Honor recipient reflects on honor and loss
NHPR: 2014 primaries and elections: A look ahead
Union Leader: Ayotte calls again for FCC reform
Union Leader: GOP criticizes Shaheen over gas tax
WMUR: Poll shows Shaheen maintaining lead over GOP rivals
Concord Monitor: Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision
Concord Monitor: Polls shows Shaheen with comfortable edge over all Republican challengers
Foster's Daily Democrat: Poll shows Shaheen leading Senate challengers

July 9, 2014
NHPR: Pro-Rubens PAC launches anti-Brown website
Union Leader: Kuster visit relocated after Salem selectmen deem stop as political event
WMUR: Christie schedules a second trip to NH this summer
WMUR: Poll shows changes in congressional races
WMUR: In 2016 move, Rand Paul's PAC hires Biundo, RightOn Strategies
Concord Monitor: Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers
Concord Monitor: Pro-Rubens PAC begins attacking Scott Brown
Nashua Telegraph: More political groups target Scott Brown, favoring other candidates in the race for U.S. Senate

July 8, 2014
NHPR: Statewide mental health first aid training program kicks off
NHPR: Shaheen leads fundraising pack in race for U.S. Senate
NHPR: Shaheen discusses fishery disaster plan
Seacoast Online: Fisheries receiving $2 million in relief
Concord Monitor: Shaheen raises $2.8 million in second quarter
Concord Monitor: Mental Health First Aid Program will better equip communities in prevention and crisis response, officials say
Keene Sentinel: Scott Brown slated to visit Hancock July 20
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen in Nashua to discuss legislation to expand tax credits for child care
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen breaks her own fundraising record, has $5 million in bank before September primary

July 7, 2014
Concord Monitor: Shaheen discussing fishery disaster relief
Foster's Daily Democrat: Mental health first aid training starts Monday
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen won’t up federal gas tax

July 6, 2014
Seacoast Online: Hundreds join 'Rebellion' to fight money in politics
Union Leader: 'Loophole' found in federal drug law
Union Leader: Former U.S. Sen Bob Smith tops straw poll at annual CNHT picnic in Hillsborough
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH Rebels with a cause against Washington, D.C. ineffectiveness
Nashua Telegraph: To Nashua man, receiving Congressional Medal of Honor is new mission 

July 4, 2014
NHPR: Amherst, Merrimack 4th of July parades hub for U.S. Senate candidates

July 3, 2014
NHPR: NH company scores contract to tutor feds in foreign languages
NHPR: Mitt Romney endorses Scott Brown: Says Shaheen is playing 'Simon Says'
NHPR: Shaheen campaigns against Hobby Lobby ruling in Concord
Seacoast Online: Romney endorses Scott Brown for U.S. senator
Seacoast Online: Shaheen says $5.5B SAFE Bridges Act will aid state, nation
Union Leader: Hundreds gather at Stratham farm to support Scott Brown
Union Leader: Ayotte wants VA employee bonuses returned
Union Leader: NH weighs in on best, worst Presidents
WMUR: Romney endorses Brown for Senate
WMUR: Medal of Honor recipient says award is about fellow soldiers
Citizen of Laconia: Belknap County EDC receives thousands in USDA grant
Concord Monitor: Romney stumps for Brown in NH, ties Shaheen to President Obama
Concord Monitor: Shaheen speaks at roundtable on Hobby Lobby court decision
Concord Monitor: DOT delays $25 million in road projects amid Washington gridlock
Eagle-Tribune: Romney nixes presidential bid
Foster's Daily Democrat: Romney backs Brown at Stratham rally
Foster's Daily Democrat: Civil rights 50 years later
Foster's Daily Democrat: Merchant marine veteran to get World War II medals
Nashua Telegraph: Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire

July 2, 2014
Concord Monitor: Scott Brown raises $2 million between April 1 and June 30
Eagle-Tribune: NH officials seek funding for I-93 project

July 1, 2014
WMUR: Opinions split on Hobby Lobby rulin
Concord Monitor: NH candidates react to Hobby Lobby decision on partisan lines
Eagle-Tribune: Response to Hobby Lobby ruling is divided
Nashua Telegraph: NH Democrats say Supreme Court ruling will hurt women; Republicans defend religious rights

June 30, 2014
Union Leader: GOP’s Innis aims to cut taxes, regulation
Concord Monitor: Covering New Hampshire releases survey on those insured through Affordable Care Act, remaining uninsured


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