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our editors Brendan Kelly
was a 2012
candidate who sought election to the
the 1st Congressional District
. He was formerly a
candidate in the
September 6 special election
New Hampshire House of Representatives
, Rockingham 14. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when
(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.
VIDEO Brendan Kelly on "Non-Functioning Government."
New Hampshire's 1st congressional district elections, 2012
Kelly ran in the
2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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 signature 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)