New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District

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New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District
NH 1st District Map.PNG
Current incumbentCarol Shea-Porter Democratic Party
Population660,761
Gender49.5% Male, 50.5% Female
Race94.3% White, 1.2% Black, 2% Asian
Ethnicity3.1% Hispanic
Unemployment6.4%
Median household income$63,587
High school graduation rate92.1%
College graduation rate33%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state.[1]

The district previously consisted of three general areas: Greater Manchester, the Seacoast and the Lakes Region.

The current representative of the 1st Congressional District is Carol Shea-Porter (D).

Elections

2014

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See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Republican candidate Frank Guinta will challenge Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in the general election. While Shea-Porter ran uncontested in the Democratic primary on September 9, 2014, Guinta defeated three other candidates—Dan Innis, Everett Jabour and Brendan Kelly—for the Republican nomination.[2]

New Hampshire's 1st is considered a battleground district in 2014. Shea-Porter was first elected in 2006, but lost to Guinta in 2010 and regained her seat again in the 2012 election, where she defeated Guinta by a 3.8 percent margin of victory. The 1st District also voted Democratic in the 2012 presidential elections, but President Barack Obama won by only 1.6 percent. With 2014 being a third rematch between Shea-Porter and Guinta, this race is viewed as a toss up.

General election candidates


September 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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2012

See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

The 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Carol Shea-Porter defeated incumbent Frank Guinta to win the election in the district.[7]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Frank Guinta Incumbent 46% 158,659
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Shea-Porter 49.8% 171,650
     Libertarian Brandan Kelly 4.2% 14,521
Total Votes 344,830
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Frank Guinta won election to the United States House. He defeated Carol Shea-Porter (D) and Philip Hodson (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank C. Guinta 54% 121,655
     Democratic Carol Shea-Porter incumbent 42.4% 95,503
     Libertarian Philip Hodson 3.5% 7,966
Total Votes 225,124

2008
On November 4, 2008, Carol Shea-Porter won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jeb Bradley (R) and Robert Kingsbury (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Shea-Porter incumbent 51.8% 176,435
     Republican Jeb Bradley 45.9% 156,338
     Libertarian Robert Kingsbury 2.4% 8,100
Total Votes 340,873

2006
On November 7, 2006, Carol Shea-Porter won election to the United States House. She defeated Jeb Bradley (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Shea-Porter 51.3% 100,691
     Republican Jeb Bradley incumbent 48.6% 95,527
     Scattering 0.1% 159
Total Votes 196,377

2004
On November 2, 2004, Jeb Bradley won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Justin Nadeau (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Bradley incumbent 63.3% 204,836
     Democratic Justin Nadeau 36.6% 118,226
     Scattering 0.1% 310
Total Votes 323,372

2002
On November 5, 2002, Jeb Bradley won election to the United States House. He defeated Martha Fuller Clark (D) and Dan Belforti (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeb Bradley 58.1% 128,993
     Democratic Martha Fuller Clark 38.5% 85,426
     Libertarian Dan Belforti 3.3% 7,387
     Scattering 0.1% 181
Total Votes 221,987

2000
On November 7, 2000, John E. Sununu won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Martha Fuller Clark (D) and Dan Belforti (L) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn E. Sununu incumbent 52.9% 150,609
     Democratic Martha Fuller Clark 45.1% 128,387
     Libertarian Dan Belforti 2% 5,713
Total Votes 284,709

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in New Hampshire

In 2011, the New Hampshire State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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