The 2014 election marks Republican Frank Guinta's third try at the 1st Congressional District seat.
The former mayor of Manchester won in 2010, riding a wave of anti-government, Tea Party sentiment to a resounding 54-42 defeat of Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter.
Two years later, in a big year for Democrats, Shea-Porter returned the favor.
The two are now locked in a tight rematch.
At a house party in Rochester, Frank Guinta works the room, shaking hands with roughly 20 people gathered in the kitchen.