|U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 1|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Frank Guinta (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of New Hampshire|
|Master's||University of New Hampshire|
|Birthday||Dec. 2, 1952|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Previously, she served as the representative of the 1st district of New Hampshire. She is one of nine individuals elected to the U.S. House in 2012 who have prior congressional experience, and one of five House Democrats ousted in 2010 who won back their seats from freshman Republicans two years later.She defeated incumbent Frank Guinta.
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Shea-Porter is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Shea-Porter was born in New York City then moved to southern New Hampshire. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Shea-Porter's academic, professional and political career:
- 2007-2010:United States House of Representatives, New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
- 2004: Staff member, General Wesley Clark's Presidential Campaign
Shea-Porter serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Military Personnel
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
Shea-Porter is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Shea-Porter ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Hampshire's 1st District. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. She moved on to 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.
|U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Frank Guinta Incumbent||46%||158,659|
|Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, New Hampshire District 1 General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Frank C. Guinta||54%||121,655|
|Democratic||Carol Shea-Porter incumbent||42.4%||95,503|
Comprehensive donor information for Shea-Porter is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Shea-Porter raised a total of $1,720,667 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
|Carol Shea-Porter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (New Hampshire, District 1)||$1,720,667|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,720,667|
|U.S. House of Representatives, New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, 2012 - Carol Shea-Porter Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,903,770|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,847,673|
|Top contributors to Carol Shea-Porter's campaign committee|
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte||$11,300|
|University of New Hampshire||$10,850|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$75,250|
Ideology and leadership
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Carol Shea-Porter has voted with the Democratic Party 94.4% of the time, which ranked 119th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Shea-Porter missed 96 of 3,623 roll call votes from January 2007 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.6%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shea-Porter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,002 to $30,000. That averages to $16,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
In addition, Rep. Shea-Porter voted for the stimulus bill. 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. 
Shea-Porter supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.
Finally, Shea-Porter voted in favor of the health care reform bill. 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.
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- Media coverage:
- The New York Times, "Election brings seasoned politicians to congress," December 8, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Political comeback kids to take seats again in the House," November 18, 2012
- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Wikipedia "Carol Shea-Porter" June 19, 2012
- National Journal "New Faces:New Hampshire, 1st House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
- Govtrack.us "Shea-Porter," Accessed June 19, 2013
- National Journal "Shea-Porter Bio," Accessed June 19, 2013
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- Daily Kos, "Libertarians provided the margin for Democrats and at least nine elections," November 15, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Carol Shea-Porter," Accessed April 18, 2013
- Open Secrets "Carol Shea-Porter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed June 19, 2013
- Gov Track "Carol Shea-Porter," Accessed June 19, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
- GovTrack, "Shea-Porter," Accessed April 10, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org "Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 690" December 10, 2008
- Gallup "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
- Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
- Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
- Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
- US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
- Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
Frank Guinta (R)
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