Shea-Porter On 2016 Congressional Bid: 'I'm In'

Sep 21, 2015

Carol Shea-Porter. File photo.
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Democrat Carol Shea-Porter says she’ll run for Congress again in 2016.

For months Shea-Porter has been leaning toward another run for the 1st District seat she held for three terms.

At this weekend’s state Democratic Party convention in Manchester, she threw her hat into the ring, once again called for economic aid to those she calls “the rest of us.”

“We have to continue to grow the economy,” Shea-Porter said. “We need more jobs. And we need wage fairness.”

Shea-Porter joins Bedford business owner Shawn O’Connor in the Democratic field. 1st District incumbent Frank Guinta, meanwhile, may face another Republican primary challenge from businessman Dan Innis of Portsmouth.