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. 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

Jan. 28, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Shaheen reintroduces veterans benefits bill

Jan. 27, 2015
NHPR: Proposal to shift ACA enrollment period concerns officials, insurers
Union Leader: Outgoing NHGOP chairman to lead Christie's PAC
Concord Monitor: Christie, Walker to make stops in Concord
NHBR: NH firms offer anti-terror tech solutions to federal agencies
NH1: Christie reaches out to Guinta to talk 2016
NH1: Weekend at Bernie (Sanders') house party

Jan. 26, 2015
Concord Monitor: Proposed change in insurance enrollment period worries some in NH

Jan. 25, 2015
Seacoast Online: Federal restrictions hit recreational fishermen
Union Leader: Affordable Care Act tax bills loom as first penalties are levied
Union Leader: NH primary to be honored at Newseum
Union Leader: MSNBC's Matthews dives head first into NH primary
WMUR: Lebanon Airport to receive FAA funding
Concord Monitor: Money Trail: As the walk for campaign finance reform concludes, next steps on the horizon
Nashua Telegraph: Nashua mayor wins national arts group recognition at DC conference
NH1: In Iowa, OBrien takes shots at Romney and Bush

Jan. 24, 2015
WMUR: Chris Christie plans trip to NH
Concord Monitor: At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Jan. 23, 2015
NHPR: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak at NHGOP event in March
Seacoast Online: Wisconsin Gov. Walker to visit NH
Union Leader: GOP presidential hopefuls announce visits to NH
WMUR: Potential presidential candidate Walker to visit NH
NHBR: Summit seeks NH technologies for anti-terror effort

Jan. 22, 2015
NHPR: NH Rebellion stages protest of big money in politics
NHPR: Members of VT, NH delegations want FCC to assess FairPoint's emergency networks
Concord Monitor: Money Trail: Presidential primary in focus at rebellion rally
NH1: Dartmouth Hitchcock responds favorably to President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative

Jan. 21, 2015
NHPR: Progressive groups launch NH campaign aimed at a Warren presidential run
WMUR: Group completes 300-mile walk for campaign finance reform
WMUR: Schools react to President's universal community college plan
Concord Monitor: Money Trail: On Citizens United anniversary, a look back and glance ahead
Foster's Daily Democrat: Group for campaign finance overhaul to rally at State House

Jan. 20. 2015
NHPR: With NH primary in full swing, no clear frontrunner among huge GOP field
Seacoast Online: Shaheen to host Portsmouth firefighter at State of the Union address

Jan. 19, 2015
Union Leader: NH Rebellion marchers aim to educate
WMUR: Sarah Long Bridge gets $1 million grant
Concord Monitor: Money Trail: Seeking amendments convention, Wolf PAC joins NH Rebellion
Nashua Telegraph: Local NH Rebellion marchers left Nashua Sunday, on way to Concord

Jan. 18, 2015
Seacoast Online: EPA's stormwater rules draw criticism
Union Leader: NH crowd fired up for possible Warren presidential run
Union Leader: NH Rebellion marching its way to Concord for reform
WMUR: Campaign launches to convince Sen. Warren to run for president
Concord Monitor: CapBeat: Politicians getting gassed up about pipeline
Concord Monitor: NH supporters to Warren: ‘This is the moment.’
NH1: Elizabeth Warren movement kicks off in New Hampshire

Jan. 17, 2015
NHPR: At town hall, Ayotte emphasizes piecemeal changes to ACA
Seacoast Online: Ayotte: House immigration bill likely won't pass Senate
Union Leader: Ayotte talks about Medicare, deficit during town hall meeting in Goffstown
Union Leader: Primary season kicks off 
Concord Monitor: Sen. Ayotte holds fifth town hall meeting of the year in Loudon

Jan. 16, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH conservation efforts receive $800K in federal funds
Union Leader: Congressional delegation urges 'transparency' on pipeline project
Union Leader: Guinta holds telephone town hall   
Union Leader: Manchester mayor says Jeb Bush is coming to city
WMUR: Jeb Bush calls Gatsas about visit to NH
Nashua Telegraph: Kuster talks workforce development during business meeting

Jan. 15, 2015
NHPR: Rand Paul makes the rounds in NH
Union Leader: Rath says we'll know about Romney 'sooner rather than later'
Union Leader: Rand Paul raises interest, ire during visit to NH
WMUR: Paul draws criticism for comments about disabled
Citizen of Laconia: Free seminar explains federal contract process
Concord Monitor: Ayotte to host town halls in Loudon and Barnstead
NH1: Rand Paul jabs at potential 2016 rivals in NH1 interview

Jan. 14, 2015
Seacoast Online: Effort to draft Warren into 2016 race heads to NH
Union Leader: State expects Medicaid expansion waiver approval
NH1: 'Run Warren Run' effort coming to NH Saturday

Jan. 13, 2015
NHPR: Vets hopeful, skeptical new law will bring choice outside VA system
NHPR: Sen. Ayotte looks to restrict transfers of Guantanamo detainees
Seacoast Online: Romney talking to NH supporters about third White House bid
Seacoast Online: Navy looks to outsource sub work
Concord Monitor: 2016 GOP field begins to take shape in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor: Pataki says he’s serious about 2016 White House bid

Jan. 12, 2014
Seacoast Online: Mulling a 2016 run: Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki visits Hampton tavern
Union Leader: National Guard regiment sending 370 to Middle East
Union Leader: Former N.Y. governor visits Hampton tavern
WMUR: Shaheen pushes for expanded access to parks for veterans
WMUR: Former NY Gov. Pataki visits NH

Jan. 11, 2015
Seacoast Online: NRC seeks comment on Seabrook nuclear plant
Union Leader: Threat concerns Ayotte: How safe are we?

Jan. 10, 2015
NHPR: USS Norfolk arrives at shipyard for inactivation
Seacoast Online: State community college leader 'encouraged' by Obama's proposal
Seacoast Online: Attack sub USS Norfolk arrives at shipyard
Seacoast Online: Bill would protect the rights of motorcycle riders
WMUR: Political analysts talk chances of Romney run

Jan. 9, 2015
Seacoast Online: Ayotte to chair Senate armed services subcommittee
WMUR: Rand Paul plans visit to NH

Jan. 8, 2015
Union Leader: Legislative sessions convene in Washington and at home
WMUR: Rick Perry plans trip to NH
NH1: NH politicians speak out about Paris terrorist attacks

Jan. 7, 2015
Union Leader: Residents bring pipeline concerns to Ayotte at town meeting in Richmond
Union Leader: Guinta sworn into office, last year's campaign flagged
Keene Sentinel: Ayotte supports 'open, transparent' hearings on proposed pipeline
NH1: Rick Perry is NH bound again
NH1: Frank Guinta says new Congress will be productive

Jan. 6, 2015
Concord Monitor: Democratic U.S. Rep. Kuster expects more bipartisanship in Republican-dominated session
Keene Sentinel: Anti-pipeline group plans to attend Ayotte town hall in Richmond

Jan. 5, 2015
Union Leader: Keystone pipeline, Cuba, immigration top issues as GOP takes full control of Congress
Foster's Daily Democrat: Terrorism threats shutter Fort Constitution to public 

Jan. 3, 2015
Union Leader: NH senators prepare for new order in Congress   

Jan. 2, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: More than 23,000 NH residents signed up for health care in first month of open enrollment


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