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Carol Shea-Porter preparing to run again against Frank Guinta in 2016

The Associated Press

CONCORD — Former Democratic congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has filed paperwork to win back the seat she lost to Republican Frank Guinta in 2014, following up on comments she made after the Federal Elections Commission found Guinta accepted illegal campaign donations from his parents.

Shea-Porter served for two terms in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District before Guinta defeated her in 2010. She won in 2012, only to lose to him again last November.

Shea-Porter filed a statement of candidacy with the commission on Friday, allowing her to raise and spend money on a congressional race.

Guinta, who has said he will seek re-election, insists the $355,000 for his 2010 campaign belonged to him because for years he contributed to and managed a "family pot" of money. But in a settlement, the FEC fined the Republican $15,000 and ordered him to repay his parents.


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