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.
- Feminist Majority (5th Time)
- Emily's List (5th Time)
- League of Conservation Voters - Action Fund
- Democracy for America
- Sierra Club
- Women's Actions - WAND PAC
- DCCC Red to Blue