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 23, 2015
Union Leader: Clinton in NH backs small business
WMUR: In NH, Clinton says she’s pleased emails are being released
Concord Monitor: Clinton’s NH appearance draws ardent supporters, curious onlookers
Keene Sentinel: New Hampshire's 2016 agenda includes combating drug epidemic
NHPR: Clinton in NH says GOP is wrong on Import-Export Bank
Seacoast Online: Hillary Clinton in Seacoast: 'I want to be small business president'

May 22, 2015
WMUR: Trump announces NH leadership team
Concord Monitor: In Concord, Jeb Bush tells crowd “I’m a little different than my dad and my brother”
NH1: Clinton the leader in Granite State Facebook traffic

May 21, 2015
NH1: Bush in Portsmouth jabs at Clinton, criticizes Obama
Seacoast Online: Jeb Bush in Portsmouth: President must make Americans' lives better
Union Leader: Guinta reaped thousands from GOP presidential candidates
Union Leader: Jeb Bush talks about brother's presidency, his credentials in NH visit
Union Leader: Granite Status: Presidential field takes shape as contenders flock to NH
WMUR: New Hampshire Primary Source: It’s a mess! Guinta controversy splitting NHGOP
WMUR: Portsmouth graphic designer to operate @HillaryClinton for a day
WMUR: Bush weighs in on Iraq, education in NH visit

May 20, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Ayotte tours Hudson plant
Seacoast Online: Boehner doesn't defend Guinta over contributions
Union Leader: George Pataki plans Exeter announcement
Union Leader: Marco Rubio names NH co-chairs
WMUR: Guinta ‘humbled’ by NHGOP executive committee ‘support’
WMUR: Howard Dean urges NH Democrats, progressives to back Hillary Clinton
Concord Monitor: In Concord, former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee stresses his, Clinton’s differences  

May 19, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: Ben Carson receives warm welcome in Derry
Eagle-Tribune: Guinta says he'll remain in office
Foster's Daily Democrat: Sen. Ayotte highlights drug-exposed newborn legislation
Keene Sentinel: Embattled NH congressman not backing down, despite calls for resignation
Nashua Telegraph: Sen. Ayotte co-sponsors bill to tackle rise in newborns showing signs of opioid withdrawal
Nashua Telegraph: US Sen. Ayotte suggests Congressman Guinta resign
NH1: Christie in Hudson touts policy, not politics; questions rivals
NHPR: Ayotte calls on Guinta to resign
NHPR: Christie backs Patriot Act, more defense spending in Portsmouth
NHPR: Ayotte shines light on newborn victims in heroin epidemic
Seacoast Online: Christie calls for bigger military in Portsmouth speech
Union Leader: Calls for Guinta's resignation mount; NH GOP committee plans 'no further action' after meeting
Union Leader: Christie supports Patriot Act renewal
Union Leader: Carson impresses Derry audience during campaign stop
WMUR: NHGOP executive committee: No action against Guinta
Concord Monitor: NH GOP committee decides not to join calls from state Republican lawmakers for Guinta to resign

May 18, 2015
Concord Monitor: Ayotte highlights newborn legislation at hospital meeting
Concord Monitor: Christie, Bush, Clinton head back to New Hampshire this week
NHPR: Mitt Romney recalls campaign in St. Anselm commencement address
Union Leader: Romney tells St. A's grads: Don't be afraid to fail
Union Leader: Guinta apologizes to supporters in statement
Union Leader: Guinta documents don't add up
WMUR: Guinta ‘apologizes,’ yet insists 2010 loan to campaign was legal

May 17, 2015
Union Leader: Grand jury may target Guinta
NH1: Ayotte co-sponsoring bill to protect infants from drugs

May 16, 2015
WMUR: Guinta says he signed FEC agreement to put issue behind him
WMUR: Ayotte calls Guinta election law violations ‘serious, troubling’
Concord Monitor: Sen. Lindsey Graham tours HL Turner in Concord during latest NH trip
NH1: Constituents call for NH congressman's resignation
NHPR: Ayotte: Guinta needs to 'fully explain'
NHPR: Congress passes Ayotte, Shaheen bill ensuring survivor benefits not taxed
Seacoast Online: Webb calls for economic fairness

May 15, 2015
NHPR: NH representatives split vote on NSA bulk collection bill
Seacoast Online: Donald Trump sounds off on Obama, Tom Brady
Union Leader: Guinta says money was his
Union Leader: Trump meets business leaders at Pease
WMUR: Democratic attorney says Guinta may be subject to criminal probe
Concord Monitor: A settlement amid gridlock, Guinta’s ‘must have been an open-and-shut case’
Foster's Daily Democrat: Trump visits Barrington Middle School

May 14, 2015
NH1: New Karl Rove linked group spending big bucks in NH praising Ayotte
Seacoast Online: Guinta disputes federal finding of illegal campaign cash
Union Leader: Granite Status: Guinta denies any wrongdoing
WMUR: New Hampshire Primary Source: Guinta left himself no wiggle room; can he recover?
Concord Monitor: Preparing for potential presidential bid, O’Malley returns to New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: Cruz establishes 42-person NH leadership team
Foster's Daily Democrat: Former Maryland governor visits Durham

May 13, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Government charges ITT, Daniel Webster College’s parent company, with student-loan fraud
NH1: Cruz lands three conservative endorsements in NH
NHPR: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport passes FAA inspection
Union Leader: Guinta agrees to repay 2010 campaign contribution, pay fine
Union Leader: DOE turns down Northern Pass comment extension request by NH delegation
Union Leader: Christie at UNH campus calls Obama 'most anti-growth' President in post-war history
WMUR: Santorum visits NH while considering presidential run
WMUR: After FEC investigation, Guinta campaign agrees to pay back $355K
WMUR: Christie calls for simpler tax code, lower corporate taxes
WMUR: O’Brien, Smith, Wheeler to co-chair Ted Cruz NH campaign
Concord Monitor: Bridge scandal takes a back seat in Christie visit to Pembroke
Concord Monitor: NH congressional delegation asks for extension of public comment period for Northern Pass

May 12, 2015
Concord Monitor: Paul announces support from New Hampshire representatives
Eagle-Tribune: Paul calls for limited government in Londonderry visit
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan presses for more winter disaster aid
Foster's Daily Democrat: Gov. Hassan seen as key part of Dems' U.S. Senate strategy
NH1: Shaheen: Federal inaction causing delays to replace Concord's Sewalls Falls Bridge
NHPR: Rand Paul kicks off busy week of NH presidential politics
WMUR: Rand Paul NH staffer licks (yes, licks) tracker’s camera lens

May 11, 2015
WMUR: Look Ahead: Eight potential presidential contenders in NH this week
WMUR: Shaheen introduces energy efficiency bill
NHPR: Ben Carson brings presidential campaign to Manchester
Concord Monitor: Guinta, Kuster to host mental health summit

May 10, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: NH senators sponsor bill to aid families of fallen police, fire officials
NHPR: Fiorina to SNHU grads: 'Be proud and be grateful'
Seacoast Online: Shipyard stands tall 10 years after BRAC
WMUR: Commitment 2016 Conversation with the Candidate: John Kasich

May 9, 2015
WMUR: Ayotte to speak at Romney’s high-powered Utah summit
Concord Monitor: Former NY Gov. Pataki finding his rhythm in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat: Christie holds Town Hall meeting in Dover
Foster's Daily Democrat: Perry meets voters as he mulls White House run
Keene Sentinel: In Keene, Chris Christie talks brashness, compromise
Nashua Telegraph: NJ governor charms Amherst diner crowd
Nashua Telegraph: Shaheen tours Merrimack microbrewery to mark end of Small Business Week
Seacoast Online: Ayotte advocates for upgrades to shipyard barracks
Union Leader: Common Core criticism wins applause for Rick Perry

May 8, 2015
WMUR: Christie on sinking poll numbers: ‘We’ll be just fine’
WMUR: WMUR Poll: Clinton trails or tied with five top Republicans
Concord Monitor: In stump speech in Deerfield, Perry pushes for new tax policy, local control of education
Eagle-Tribune: Perry takes aim at Obama during Londonderry stop
NHPR: Christie talks recovery at Manchester rehab center
Seacoast Online: Perry, Christie, Trump making local stops

May 7, 2015
NHPR: Gov. Kasich says White House run hangs on funding
Union Leader: Granite Status: Will Mike Huckabee bypass New Hampshire this time?
WMUR: Chris Christie to visit state for 2 days
WMUR: Bush leads, Rubio up, Christie down in new WMUR poll

May 6, 2015
WMUR: Democrat Jim Webb to make first 2015 visit to NH

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


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