Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Democratic U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter are both seen as potentially vulnerable.
The emails come almost daily, blasting Democratic Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol-Shea Porter and attempting to tie them to everything from sequestration to our nation's economic woes. “Annie Kuster Votes Against Only Plan to Balance Budget,” reads one. “BAD VOTE ALERT: Kuster and Shea-Porter put Washington bureaucracy before American workers,” reads another. No sooner had the dust settled on the 2012 election than the National Republican Congressional Committee started targeting Kuster and Shea-Porter. The 2014 mid-term elections are still a year and a half away, but already, national and local political organizations are beginning to ramp up their operations. “It never really ends anymore,” veteran political scientist Dean Spiliotes…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Race was a rematch from 2010 when Frank Guinta took seat from Carol Shea-Porter.
Update, 3 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta conceded the race with Carol Shea-Porter after the final numbers for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District came in: “I would like to congratulate President Obama, Governor-elect Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman-elect Anne McLane Kuster and Congresswoman-elect Carol Shea-Porter on their victories. “What’s important in these races is the future of New Hampshire. I am committed to continuing my support of our constituents and a collaborative vision for a stronger America. I called Carol Shea-Porter early this morning. We had a great conversation as I pledged to her my commitment to transition the congressional office with integrity and respect.” Update, 2:30 a.m.: Carol Shea-Porter took the stage for …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections.
[Stay with Patch as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results as they come in.] Obama-Biden Maggie Hassan Carol Shea-Porter * With more than 60 percent of precincts reporting 1:45 a.m.: The Associated Press has declared Democrat Carol Shea-Porter the winner over Republican Frank Guinta in the 1st District Congressional race. 11:59 p.m.: Democrat Annie Kuster has been declared the winner over Republican Charles Bass in the 2nd District Congressional race. 11:39 p.m.: Barack Obama has been re-elected president, according to NBC News. 9:55 p.m.: CBS News and NBC have called New Hampshire for President Obama. 9:44 p.m.: Romney has taken Amherst, by a total of 3,906 to 3,501. 9:33 p.m.: Meanwhile…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
UNH political science professor Dante Scala tells us which towns he sees as bellwethers for who New Hampshire will go for in the presidential election.
In every big election, there are towns prognosticators look to as indicators of how a particular state, or even the entire country, might vote. These bellwether towns can provide an early sign of what the final result is going to be. We asked University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala to tell us which Granite State towns he thinks will be bellwethers in Tuesday's presidential election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Working-class Rochester and other northern Strafford County towns like Farmington, Strafford and Northwood were among the ones he mentioned. He also cited Seacoast communities like Hampton, North Hampton, Rye and Stratham as potential bellwethers, because they're a bit well-off, but …
Friday, November 2, 2012
In a campaign full of character attacks, debate was low on the jabs.
In their final debate just four days before the general election, former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta were light on the jabs at one another that have often punctuated their campaign throughout the election season. Guinta said that Shea-Porter frequently resorts to name calling by constantly referring to him as Tea Partier, a name he said Democrats love to slap on every Republican. “He is a tea partier,” Shea-Porter said right now if you go to my website, we have a little recording of him saying 'don't tread on me.' ” She said he is close with the Glen Beck 9/12 group in Rochester and thinks it's appropriate to say he aligns himself with the tea party. Asked if she's offended when she is referred to as a Nancy …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Congressional debate gets heated as Shea-Porter says, "You actually loved the stimulus."
- Dan Tuohy
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
At what point does a debate devolve into one running argument? Not the breaking point, perhaps, but the boiling point? Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter may have reached it. The candidates vying to represent New Hampshire's 1st District in Congress repeatedly traded barbs Wednesday as they debated for the second-to-last time before Election Day on Nov. 6. Guinta, the Republican incumbent, accused his opponent of being a "borrow and spend" Democrat who has a disconnect with Granite Staters and small businesses. Shea-Porter, a former two-term congresswoman, said Guinta and Tea Party Republicans in the House were "locked in ideological cement." At one point, she accused Guinta of being more conservative than Todd Akin, the Missouri …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Nov. 6 "will be the most important election in my lifetime," writes the son of a former N.H. governor.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
By Tom Thomson Son of the late Gov. Mel Thomson I believe this election, Nov. 6, will be the most important election of my lifetime. We as a nation are clearly at a crossroads and our vote will determine the fate of ourselves but more importantly for our children and grandchildren. My pick for president is Gov. Mitt Romney; I like many have not been impressed with President Barack Obama’s “Hope and Change” over the past four years. Whether you voted for Obama four years ago or not, please consider a few facts that in my opinion are destroying the hopes and dreams of our hard working Americans. 1. Even after trillions of dollars that Obama spent to supposedly improve the economy, unemployment under his watch has increased to 8.3 percent …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Guinta and Shea-Porter spar over Libya violence. Guinta: "That's not a bump in the road."
U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) accused Democratic rival Carol Shea-Porter in their televised debate Tuesday night of making light of the Benghazi attack in which Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed. Shea-Porter, a former congresswoman representing New Hampshire's 1st District, said she was offended by his accusation. "Please," she responded, "let's not make this a personal thing. This is a terrible tragedy." Their stinging exchange followed a question on the deadly attack in Libya and unrest in the Middle East. Shea-Porter, first to answer the question, said: "I think that we need to recognize that most people in that region are really working hard for democracy. Libya is an example of people who have tried very hard, and they have …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Group makes announcement with Democratic First Congressional District Carol Shea Porter at Odiorne State Park in Rye.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today, the New Hampshire Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Carol Shea Porter in the election for the First Congressional District at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire “The Sierra Club is confident that Carol will be a champion in the fight to protect the health and well-being of New Hampshire families,” said Jim Allmendinger, Strafford resident and Chapter Political Committee Co-Chair. “From protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, to guaranteeing that the natural beauty of the Granite State isn’t sold for a quick buck, to creating good-paying clean energy jobs, Carol Shea Porter stands with New Hampshire first.” Carol Shea Porter represented New Hampshire District from 2007 until 2011 and voted for the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The four biggest races are all too close to call with five weeks remaining.
Who's up, and who's down? With all of the different polls being released each week, it can be tough to keep track of who's winning which race. For example, a Rasmussen poll released last week had Mitt Romney up 3 percent on Barack Obama in New Hampshire. But an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll and another by ARG had Obama leading Romney. Real Clear Politics does a good job of averaging recent polls, and according to their average of the three polls mentioned above, Obama is leading by 3 percent. So who do they have leading some other key races in New Hampshire? Republican Ovide Lamontagne has a slight 1.4 percent lead over Democrat Maggie Hassan, according to the Real Clear Politics average, making it a virtual toss up. And though there are no…