NEW HAMPSHIRE. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D) announced Monday that she will not run for US Senator in 2010. Congressman Paul Hodes (D) previously entered the race to succeed retiring US Senator Judd Gregg (R). Hodes now looks unlikely to face serious opposition for the Democratic nomination. Former US Senator John Sununu is considering running on the GOP side, and would be viewed as the strongest Republican candidate. Several other Republicans — including former Congressman Charlie Bass and former Governor Steve Merrill — are also looking at the race.


At last week’s NH Young Republicans meeting, the earliest congressional candidate for CD-1 – Newmarket resident Bob Bestani – talked about his experience and educational background.

Bestani had the awesome privilege of learning economics from free-market professor Milton Friedman at the University of Chicago.

So far, this is the first announced candidate for CD-1. Bestani’s economics credentials are impeccable.

Can’t say that about Congresswoman Carol-Shea-Porter, who carries a horrible F ranking from the National Taxpayers Union and a 0 grade from Americans For Tax Reform.

2010 | Open Seats

March 9, 2009

For those curious as to how the lines are drawn:


District 1 | Carol Shea-Porter | Democrat
District 2 | Paul Hodes | Democrat (shaded dark green)

U.S. Senate
Paul Hodes’ decision to seek the open U.S. Senate seat next year makes this race crucial for Republicans to retain. Same goes for CD-2 (Congressional District 2), which will be an open seat.

For the list of candidates in all parties for both open seats, click here:

NH2012 is reporting that former congressional candidate Jennifer Horn is considering another run for the U.S. House:

Former congressional candidate Jennifer Horn (R-NH) is “absolutely, very seriously considering” running for political office in 2010, The Keene Sentinel is reporting.

Horn, who ran unsuccessful for congress in 2008, said that she is leaning towards running for the Second Congressional District seat but has not ruled out running for another office.

“But that doesn’t mean, as a lot of people have tried to suggest, that I’m going to run against Paul Hodes for Senate,” The Sentinel reports. “I’m more strongly considering a run for the House, but I have not decided against anything. It is highly likely I’ll run, but it is notdefinite.”

Horn was defeated by U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH), who has decided to run for the United States Senate in 2010.

Horn also said that will be hosting a radio show on WSMN starting April 6.