State Rep. Pam Tucker of Greenland is exploring a run for Congress in the 1st District, potentially setting up a three-way Republican primary.
Tucker, a four-term representative, says she wants to break gridlock and focus on "reining in the excesses of a bloated federal government."
In the primary, Tucker would face incumbent Rep. Frank Guinta and Dan Innis, a former dean of the University of New Hampshire's business school who unsuccessfully challenged Guinta last year. Several top state Republicans called for Guinta's resignation earlier this year after the Federal Election Commission found he broke the law by taking a $355,000 loan from his parents in his 2010 campaign.
On the Democratic side, former representative Carol Shea-Porter is seeking to win the nomination. Bedford businessman Shawn O'Connor is also running.