Tight Race in New Hampshire
House set in Manchester could make a different in D.C. balance of power
Former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta hopes to unseat Representative Carol Shea-Porter to win the 1st Congressional seat in New Hampshire this mid-term election.
A Republican, Frank Guinta served two terms as mayor of Manchester. He was elected twice to the New Hampshire State House of Representatives. If elected to the U.S. Congress, he says he will work to reverse President Obama’s health care package. Guinta wants to lower taxes, cut spending, and reduce violent crime.
Democrat Shea-Porter is seeking her third term in the U.S House of Representatives. When elected in November 2006 she beat incumbent Jeb Bradley. She beat him again in the 2008 election.
Shea-Porter is the first New Hampshire woman to have been elected to a national office. She was inspired to run for congress after volunteering during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She noticed the poor federal response and decided someone from New Hampshire needed to speak up.
According to recent popularity polls by WMUR-TV and the University of New Hampshire taken on October 15, Guinta has taken the lead. Polls shows Guinta with 48 percent of likely voters to Carol Shea-Porter’s 36 percent.
Shea-Porter is winning the money race. Currently she has $605,595 on hand, while Guinta has $421,000. Most of Guinta’s funding is coming from the national Republican Party, which has targeted this seat as a possible win in their attempt to regain a majority of votes in Congress.
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PHOTOS: (Top) Former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta. (Photo Courtesy Frank Guinta) (Bottom) Representative Carol Shea-Porter (Photo Courtesy Carol Shea-Porter)