U.S. House District 1 Election (NH): Carol Shea-Porter
Carol Shea-Porter is the Democratic candidate for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district.
During Shea-Porter’s two terms serving the people of New Hampshire's First District, she passed legislation to help active duty soldiers and veterans, families, working men and women, senior citizens, and students. Shea-Porter believes we must keep America the land of opportunity and fairness.
She believes education is the key to prosperity, that renewable energy is the key to our economic future and our national security, and that shipping jobs overseas hurts not just American workers but also our country. She believes that fostering job creation and investing in America and our people are both good business decisions and good moral decisions, and that we can reduce the debt without dismantling essential programs.
She believes the current Congress is passing legislation that will hurt average Americans, and they are bowing to special interests instead of focusing on job creation and good government. Her father was a lifelong Republican, and never forgot the power of good government to transform lives. He served the country in WWII, and then our country thanked him with the GI bill for college so his children were raised in the middle class. He and his wife worked hard, raised a family, and served their community. They paid their taxes and when they retired, received Social Security benefits and Medicare. It was a contract. My parents supported these programs when they worked, and used them when they retired.
Shea-Porter said her parents lived the American dream and she still believes in it.