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Title: NH-01: Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta to Challenge Carol Shea-Porter
Post by: TheresNoMoney on April 14, 2009, 01:57:53 pm
MANCHESTER He's not saying so publicly, yet, but all signs point to Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta becoming a candidate for the 1st District U.S. House seat within the next three weeks.

After announcing on Saturday that he won't run for a third term as mayor and will seek higher office, Republican Guinta told the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday that by the end of the week, he will have a "Friends of Frank Guinta" federal campaign committee filed with the Federal Election Commission. He said he will begin to raise money immediately.

Guinta and close advisers have recently told Republicans in Manchester and elsewhere he intends to run for the U.S. House seat now occupied by two-term Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter.

Guinta to Challenge Shea-Porter (http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=All+signs+point+to+Guinta+running+for+House+seat&articleId=7aff920c-519e-4322-a043-1850e8e7fba3#commentspanel)

When it comes to the NH Republican bench, this guy is pretty much it (unless you count retreads like Bass and Sununu).  I think CSP will beat him handily, he's really not very popular and is an average candidate at best.


Title: Re: NH-01: Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta to Challenge Carol Shea-Porter
Post by: TheresNoMoney on April 14, 2009, 02:25:20 pm
Will Shea Porter be hurt by her sex change announcement? 

Shouldn't hurt "her" at all.


Title: Re: NH-01: Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta to Challenge Carol Shea-Porter
Post by: HappyWarrior on April 14, 2009, 05:05:07 pm
Will Shea Porter be hurt by her sex change announcement?  How does that play in New Hampshire?

Wait what?


Title: Re: NH-01: Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta to Challenge Carol Shea-Porter
Post by: TheresNoMoney on April 14, 2009, 05:19:36 pm
Wait what?

He was obviously making a bad joke.