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Carol Shea-Porter
Carol Shea Porter.jpg
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1
Former representative
In office
January 3, 2013-January 3, 2015
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFrank Guinta (R)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Master'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Personal
Date of birthDecember 2, 1952
Place of birthNew York City, New York
ProfessionSocial Worker
Net worth(2012) $16,001
ReligionRoman Catholic
Carol Shea-Porter campaign logo
Carol Shea-Porter (b. December 2, 1952, in New York City, NY) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire. She was first elected in 2006, but lost her 2010 election. She regained the seat in 2012, but lost it again in 2014.

Shea-Porter ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary on September 9, 2014, but lost to Republican Frank Guinta in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2]

Shea-Porter was one of nine individuals elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who had prior congressional experience, and one of five House Democrats ousted in 2010 who won back their seats from freshmen Republicans two years later.[3][4]

Biography

Shea-Porter was born in New York City and then moved to southern New Hampshire. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire.[5]

Shea-Porter is a direct descendant of John Stark, a general in the Continental Army who coined the phrase "live free or die," which is now New Hampshire's motto.[6]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Shea-Porter's academic, professional and political career:[7][8]

Prior to her congressional career, Shea-Porter worked as a social worker and taught classes on history and politics at a community college.[10]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Shea-Porter served on the following committees:[11]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[12] For more information pertaining to Shea-Porter's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[13]

National security

NDAA

Neutral/Abstain Shea-Porter did not vote on HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[14]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Shea-Porter voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[14]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Shea-Porter opposes the Keystone XL pipeline and believes that the United States needs a policy that moves away from oil as a primary energy source.[15] Shea-Porter voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[14]

CISPA (2013)

Neutral/Abstain Shea-Porter did not vote on HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[16] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Shea-Porter voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[17] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[18]

King Amendment

Shea-Porter signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[19] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevented states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[20] King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Shea-Porter voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Shea-Porter voted for HR 2775.[24]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Shea-Porter voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Shea-Porter has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[27]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Shea-Porter voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[28]

Previous congressional sessions

Rep. Shea-Porter supported the auto bailout.[29] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[30]

She voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which proposed a cap and trade system under which the government would allocate carbon permits and credits to companies.[31]

In addition, Rep. Shea-Porter voted for the stimulus bill.[32] A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[33]

Shea-Porter also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[34] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[35]

Shea-Porter supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[36] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed it would help. Only 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[37]

Finally, Shea-Porter voted in favor of the health care reform bill, saying "We’ll continue to work on that, but this is a good bill.”[38][15] About 57 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[39]

Following the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many members of Congress held town hall meetings throughout their districts in an effort to explain and, in some cases, defend their votes. Shea-Porter, like several of her colleagues, found herself on the defensive at two such events held in Portsmouth and Bedford. She took about a dozen questions at each, the majority of which “were in opposition to Shea-Porter's health care vote.”[40]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Carol Shea-Porter's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Shea-Porter is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Shea-Porter received a score of 60 percent on social issues and 5 percent on economic issues.[41]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[42]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[41] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes

2014

Shea-Porter listed the following issues on her campaign website:[43]

  • Veterans: Our veterans have served our country, and we must show our gratitude by honoring our commitments to them. It is not enough to merely talk about supporting our troops. We must show the brave men and women who have served our nation that we appreciate their service by honoring our commitments to them. We must also show that appreciation by ensuring that they have access to the quality health care, education, and other benefits that we promised to them.
  • Jobs and the Economy: Hard work should pay off. I worked my way through UNH at minimum wage jobs and on a factory floor. I’m fighting to build an economy where hard work leads to good jobs, fair pay, and a shot at the American dream.
  • Medicare and Social Security: Beware, anyone who is old or disabled or might ever get old or disabled. If Frank Guinta gets back to Congress, he will once again vote to weaken Medicare and reduce benefits.
  • Health Care: I voted for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has brought coverage to millions of Americans and raised the number of insured to the highest on record. More than 40,000 people in New Hampshire gained coverage this year through the state Marketplace, and 50,000 more will get healthcare when Medicaid expands this July.
  • Education: It is time to talk to our families, our communities, and our legislators about the value and necessity of education. It is time to defend investments in education because they are investments in our children's future, our business' future, and our nation's future. It is time to save our schools.
  • Energy and Environment: There are still too many climate change deniers in Congress, and this is preventing the United States from moving forward, even as time is running out to slow down climate change. If Americans want to fix this climate change problem, they will first need to fix Congress in November.
  • Campaign Finance Reform: The Citizens United decision is outrageous, and I hope that the Court does review and overturn its decision. But unless and until the United States Supreme Court acts, there are steps citizens and politicians can take.

[44]

—Carol Shea-Porter, Campaign website (archive)

Elections

2016

See also: New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District election, 2016

After being ousted by Frank Guinta (R) in 2014, it is speculated that Shea-Porter may run for U.S. House in New Hampshire's 1st District once again in 2016. This would be the fourth rematch between the two contenders. Although she had not made any decisions as of December 2014, she had not ruled out the possibility of another run. Shea-Porter explained in an interview, "I'm getting the usual letters and phone calls from people saying ‘you have to run for this, you have to run for that' and it's very kind of them. I just keep telling them that I can't make any decisions right now. Everything is on the table."[45]

2014

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

The 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Republican candidate Frank Guinta challenged and defeated Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in the general election.[2] 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.[46]

New Hampshire's 1st was 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 was viewed as a toss up.

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Carol Shea-Porter Incumbent 48.1% 116,769
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Guinta 51.7% 125,508
     N/A Scatter 0.2% 459
Total Votes 242,736
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State

Race background

Shea-Porter was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[47]

Shea-Porter made Roll Call's "Ten Most Vulnerable" list for the third quarter. According to Roll Call, New Hampshire was a swing state and susceptible to national political trends.[48]

Endorsements

Shea-Porter received the following endorsements:

Media

Shea-Porter released her first campaign ad of the election season in September 2014.[51]


Shea-Porter 2014 campaign ad

2012

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

Shea-Porter ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. She won 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, Brendan Kelly took in over 2,000 more votes than the number that separated Shea-Porter and Guinta.[52]

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.[53]

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

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Shea-Porter attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Shea-Porter is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Shea-Porter raised a total of $5,272,334 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[56]

Carol Shea-Porter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Hampshire, District 1) Won $1,720,667
2010 US House (New Hampshire, District 1) Defeated $1,647,774
2008 US House (New Hampshire, District 1) Won $1,543,513
2006 US House (New Hampshire, District 1) Won $360,380
Grand Total Raised $5,272,334


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Shea-Porter's reports.[57]

2012

Shea-Porter won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Shea-Porter's campaign committee raised a total of $1,720,667 and spent $1,696,703.[67]

Cost per vote

Shea-Porter spent $13.95 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Shea-Porter lost election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Shea-Porter's campaign committee raised a total of $1,647,774 and spent $1,682,124.[68]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Shea-Porter's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,002 and $30,000. That averages to $16,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Shea-Porter ranked as the 403rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[69] Between 2006 and 2012, Shea-Porter's calculated net worth[70] decreased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[71]

Carol Shea-Porter Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$18,223
2012$16,001.00
Growth from 2006 to 2012:-12%
Average annual growth:-2%[72]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[73]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Shea-Porter received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.

From 2005-2014, 31.14 percent of Shea-Porter's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[74]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Carol Shea-Porter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,346,262
Total Spent $5,692,362
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$492,165
Retired$480,721
Women's Issues$442,997
Candidate Committees$280,924
Public Sector Unions$279,250
% total in top industry7.76%
% total in top two industries15.33%
% total in top five industries31.14%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Shea-Porter was a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014.[7] This was the same rating Shea-Porter received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[75]

Shea-Porter most often voted with:

Shea-Porter least often voted with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Shea-Porter missed 131 of 4,635 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.8 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[7]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Shea-Porter ranked 151st in the liberal rankings in 2013.[76]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Shea-Porter voted with the Democratic Party 94.4 percent of the time, which ranked 57th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[77]

2013

Shea-Porter voted with the Democratic Party 94.4 percent of the time, which ranked 119th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[78]

Personal

Shea-Porter grew up in a Republican family. She worked as a volunteer relief worker in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She has two children.[79]

Shea-Porter lists her religious affiliation as Roman Catholic.[80]

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See also

External links


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  70. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  71. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  72. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  73. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Guinta (R)
U.S. House of Representatives New Hampshire District 1
2013-2015
Succeeded by
Frank Guinta (R)