Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-01)

Carol Shea-Porter previously served as the U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st District and is seeking to defeat conservative incumbent Frank Guinta for the same seat.

Background and Achievements

Shea-Porter is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire holding a B.A. and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to her first run for Congress, Shea-Porter was a social worker and a professor. She won her first primary for the U.S. House of Representative with just $25,000, over a 1,000 volunteers, and in-depth grassroots organizing. Shea-Porter was a leader on peace, environment, and women’s rights issues.

Positions on Key Issues

  • Advocates heavily for women's rights and reproductive justice
  • Strongly supports reproductive rights
  • Fights for LGBTQIA rights
  • Promotes efforts to make education more affordable
  • Promotes renewable energy
  • Strongly opposes sending manufacturing jobs overseas
  • Co-sponsored the new GI Bill of Rights
  • Works to protect Social Security and Medicare
  • Pushes for campaign finance reform

Prospects & Opponents

This election marks the fourth rematch between Guinta and Shea-Porter since 2010 with each having won alternately. Shea-Porter is the first woman from New Hampshire to serve in Congress. The race is once again considered a toss-up.


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