Frank Guinta http://nhpr.org en 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead http://nhpr.org/post/2014-primaries-and-elections-look-ahead <p>With summer officially here, it’s not just the weather heating up, but the political season as well. There are polls, ads, debates being scheduled, and big-name politicians coming in to support candidates. There's also already some drama, with one contender dropping out and another’s residency being questioned.&nbsp; We’re looking at how the U.S. Congress, Senate, and N.H. Governor races are shaping up so far.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 51530 at http://nhpr.org 2014 Primaries and Elections: A Look Ahead An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races http://nhpr.org/post/early-bird-look-nhs-midterm-races <p>In mid-March, with the sap has hardly running, November seems a lifetime away. But in the political world, eight months goes by quickly, especially for those preparing for mid-term elections. Although the filing period isn’t until June, there’s already a solid list of Republicans hoping to face the three Democratic incumbents. In the 1st Congressional District, former Congressman Frank Guinta and former UNH business school Dean Dan Innis look to go against Carol Shea Porter. In Congressional District 2, state Rep. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44694 at http://nhpr.org An Early-Bird Look At N.H.'s Midterm Races Innis Calls For Reforms To Budget Process, Tax Code http://nhpr.org/post/innis-calls-reforms-budget-process-tax-code <p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:41:30 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 42146 at http://nhpr.org Innis Calls For Reforms To Budget Process, Tax Code Shea-Porter Wins Seat In Another Squeaker http://nhpr.org/post/shea-porter-wins-seat-another-squeaker <p></p><p>The tightest race in New Hampshire lived up to expectations last night. Carol Shea-Porter eked out a victory over Frank Guinta by four points, or just&nbsp;fewer than&nbsp;14,000 votes.</p><p>While the race was close all the way through, indications that it would be a good night for Shea-Porter rolled in early. It was the wee hours of the morning when Carol Shea-Porter thanked a dwindling crowd of night-owl supporters for handing her back the seat in the US House of Representatives that she lost two-years ago.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:58:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16392 at http://nhpr.org Shea-Porter Wins Seat In Another Squeaker A Look Back At Guinta's, Shea-Porter's Past Victories http://nhpr.org/post/look-back-guintas-shea-porters-past-victories <p></p><p>This race is real bellwether for a number of reasons: the district itself demographically perfectly balanced between liberal and conservative voters, both candidates have held the seat before meaning they are more-or-less on equal footing in terms of name recognition, and both are party stalwarts have voted with their partys’ leadership high in 90<sup>th</sup> the percentile.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 22:32:35 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16330 at http://nhpr.org A Look Back At Guinta's, Shea-Porter's Past Victories Guinta And Shea-Porter Both Reading From The Same Playbook http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-and-shea-porter-both-reading-same-playbook-0 <p></p><p>This time around in the first congressional district the names are the same but the roles are flipped; Republican Frank Guinta, once the challenger, is now the incumbent. But&nbsp;that’s not the only way this year’s race is like a mirror image of last election.</p><p>When Congressman Frank Guinta goes out knocking on the doors of independents in Manchester – his political backyard – most everybody knows who he is.</p><blockquote><p><em>Guinta: Good Morning!</em></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:26:21 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 15524 at http://nhpr.org Guinta And Shea-Porter Both Reading From The Same Playbook On Jobs And The Economy: Frank Guinta http://nhpr.org/post/jobs-and-economy-frank-guinta <p>This week we continue our series on jobs and the economy by talking to the candidates in the 1st congressional district.</p><p>We start with the incumbent, Republican <a href="http://teamguinta.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Frank Guinta</strong></a> of Manchester. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:54:03 +0000 Brady Carlson 15352 at http://nhpr.org On Jobs And The Economy: Frank Guinta Guinta, Shea-Porter In Another Ad Accuracy Stir http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-shea-porter-another-ad-accuracy-stir <p>The Guinta campaign has taken issue with another <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rAT0lx4SzA">television ad </a>in the race for the first congressional district. This is just the latest salvo of the tit-for-tat that has characterized the contest.</p><p>Guinta’s campaign is upset about an ad from the <a href="http://dccc.org/">Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee</a>, because it makes the following claim…</p><blockquote><p><em>Ad: Frank Guinta voted to make you pay over $1,000 dollars a year more in taxes.</em></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:36:05 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14886 at http://nhpr.org Guinta, Shea-Porter In Another Ad Accuracy Stir Guinta Campaign Strikes Back Over Shea-Porter Veterans Ad http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-campaign-strikes-back-over-shea-porter-veterans-ad <p>The campaigns of Carol Shea-Porter and Frank Guinta are trading sharp words over a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRQA8mTtQq0">Shea-Porter ad </a>claiming Guinta voted to cut money for veterans’ programs. The ad that Shea-Porter’s campaign released last week stuck to the aggressive tone that the former congresswoman has <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/1st-district-congressional-candidates-square">adopted this election cycle</a>.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:45:02 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 13503 at http://nhpr.org Guinta Campaign Strikes Back Over Shea-Porter Veterans Ad 1st District Congressional Candidates Square Off http://nhpr.org/post/1st-district-congressional-candidates-square <p>New Hampshire’s first district candidates for Congress battled Monday in a debate moderated by NHPR’s Laura Knoy. The topics for discussion stayed within the realm of economic policy and job creation and energy policy was among the stickier points.</p><p>Much of the debate between Congressman Frank Guinta and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter was an argument of who should and should not receive federal tax dollars. This was highlighted when the candidates were asked how they would address the rising cost of energy.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:00:15 +0000 Ryan Lessard 13064 at http://nhpr.org 1st District Congressional Candidates Square Off Another ACA Repeal Passes the House http://nhpr.org/post/another-aca-repeal-passes-house <div><p>Wednesday, a House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act has passed 244 to 185.</p><p>Both New Hampshire Congressmen voted to repeal the nation&rsquo;s healthcare law.</p><p>Many have called this vote symbolic. Charlie Bass says this new vote was triggered by the Supreme Court decision to uphold the law. But, he says, he considers it a kickoff to congressional races for re-election.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:54:59 +0000 Ryan Lessard 8591 at http://nhpr.org Another ACA Repeal Passes the House Union Demonstrators Protest Outsourcing at Guinta's Manchester Office http://nhpr.org/post/union-demonstrators-protest-outsourcing-guintas-manchester-office <div><p>A group of about twenty five demonstrators, organized by the AFL-CIO, petitioned Congressman Frank Guinta&rsquo;s office to support the anti-outsourcing legislation known as the Bring Jobs Home Act. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:32:06 +0000 Ryan Lessard 8511 at http://nhpr.org Union Demonstrators Protest Outsourcing at Guinta's Manchester Office N.H. Congressional Delegation Reacts To Supreme Court Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-congressional-delegation-reacts-supreme-court-decision <p>The Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision on the health care law threw many lawmakers in Washington for a loop. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:45:41 +0000 Matt Laslo 7861 at http://nhpr.org Guinta calls for federal budget reform http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-calls-federal-budget-reform <p>Speaking at a business awards ceremony in Manchester Friday, First District Congressman Frank Guinta emphasized the role that small businesses play in creating jobs and keeping what he called a diverse economy thriving. Guinta argued that over 30 pieces of jobs-related legislation were passed in the house with bipartisan support and criticized the media for not highlighting this more.&nbsp; The congressman also stressed the role the federal budget can plan play in fostering a stronger national economy.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 16:57:15 +0000 Ryan Lessard 5566 at http://nhpr.org Guinta Touts GOP Budget http://nhpr.org/post/guinta-touts-gop-budget <p>Second District Congressman Frank Guinta is helping champion House Republican&rsquo;s new budget blueprint that Democrats say is dangerous for the nation&rsquo;s poor and vulnerable.&nbsp;<br /> Both sides agree the new G-O-P budget paints a stark ideological contrast ahead of November&rsquo;s elections. Inside Budget Chairman Paul Ryan&rsquo;s new spending blueprint are cuts to Pell Grants, Medicaid, food stamps and an overhaul of welfare. The legislation also continues the G-O-P push to turn Medicare into what amounts to a voucher program, which is unpopular with many voters.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:43:32 +0000 Matt Laslo 2639 at http://nhpr.org