Oct 29, 2016 4:46 PM

NH congressional candidates weigh in on top priorities, issues

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five candidates are running to represent New Hampshire's two congressional districts.

In the 1st Congressional District, which covers eastern New Hampshire and Manchester, Republican incumbent Rep. Frank Guinta is running against former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Independent Shawn O'Connor. The 2nd congressional district includes eastern and northern New Hampshire and the cities of Nashua and Concord. Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster is running against Republican Jim Lawrence, a former state lawmaker.

Shea-Porter says her first priority would be veterans' health care, while Guinta says he'd focus on tackling the heroin crisis. O'Connor says he'd author a bill to cut congressional salaries.

Kuster says she'd keep fighting to pass a bill aimed at better labeling of medicines containing opioids, while Lawrence said he'd work to fix Social Security.

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