Carol Shea-Porter beats Frank Guinta in congressional rematch
Democrat Carol-Shea Porter has defeated Republican Frank Guinta (GYIHN’-tah) to retake New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District seat.
Shea-Porter held the seat for two terms before being ousted by Guinta in 2010. On Tuesday, she was the one to send him packing.
Shea-Porter’s campaign had highlighted Guinta’s support for the austere budget plan crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan and accused him of wanting to end Medicare guarantees.
Shea-Porter is a former a social worker from Rochester. She had never sought elective office before she ran against and defeated Republican Rep. Jeb Bradley in 2006 to become New Hampshire’s first female member of Congress.
Democrat Ann McLane Kuster also won a U.S. House seat.