Nov 4, 2014 11:06 PM

Frank Guinta tops incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in NH 1st District

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican Frank Guinta (GYIHN'-tah) has defeated Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire's 1st District, regaining the U.S. House seat he held for one term before being ousted two years ago.

Tuesday marked the fourth time the district has switched party hands since 2006. Shea-Porter held the seat for two terms before losing it to Guinta in 2010 and taking it back in 2012.

This year's matchup featured many of the same themes as previous contests. Shea-Porter emphasized her efforts to help middle-class families and small businesses. Guinta focused on repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law, promoting economic growth and eliminating federal debt.

Guinta is a former Manchester mayor.

Shea-Porter was New Hampshire's first female member of Congress. She is a former social worker from Rochester.


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