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Candidate for U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1 Party Republican Brendan Kelly
was a 2014
candidate who sought election to the
the 1st Congressional District
He lost to
in the Republican primary on September 9, 2014.
Kelly was previously a 2012
Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire. He was also a Libertarian candidate in the September 6 special election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 14. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Gary Wheaton (R) resigned after being arrested for driving without a license.
Kelly is a Selectman from Seabrook, New Hampshire. Kelly lost to  Carol Shea-Porter in the general election.
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New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Kelly ran in the
2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. Kelly sought the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014, but was defeated by  Frank Guinta.
U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Frank Guinta 48.8%
Source: 73% reporting, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available. Results via Associated Press
New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Kelly ran in the
2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. He ran as a Libertarian and faced Carol Shea-Porter (D) and incumbent Frank Guinta (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
According to the website
Daily Kos, this race was one of nine top-ballot 2012 races that contained Libertarian candidates who received more total votes than was the difference between the Democratic winner and the GOP runner-up. In this case, Kelly took in over 2,000 more votes than the number that separated Shea-Porter and Guinta.
State legislative special elections, 2011
Kelly submitted sufficient signatures to get on the ballot, but was defeated by
Kevin Janvrin (R) in the September 6 special election. Ryan Mahoney (D) also ran for the seat.
New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 14 (2011)
Kevin Janvrin (R)
Ryan Mahoney (D)
Brendan Kelly (L)
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New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 Filing Period," accessed June 23, 2014
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Associated Press, "New Hampshire - 2014 Primary Results," accessed September 9, 2014
Seacoastonline.com, "District 14 special election needed to replace Wheaton," April 12, 2011
Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
Brendan Kelly YouTube channel
Seacoast Online, "Former Seabrook Selectman Kelly swaps parties in congressional bid," accessed June 24, 2014
New Hampshire Third-Party Candidate Filings
Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
Union Leader, "GOP candidate Janvrin takes Rockingham special election," September 6, 2011