New Hampshire 1

The Primary is September 11, 2018

Cook Political Report:  Lean Democratic

Incumbent:  retiring Democrat Carol Shea-Porter

Democratic Candidates running:

Naomi Andrews

Paul Cardinal

Mark Mackenzie, state representative

William Martin

Deaglan McEachern

Mindi Messmer, state representative

Terence O’Rourke

Chris Pappas, member NH executive council

Levi Sanders

Lincoln Soldati

Maura Sullivan

Republicans running:

Michael Callis

Bruce Crochetiere (unofficially withdrew)

Jeffory Denaro

Eddie Edwards

Andy Martin

Andy Sanborn, state senator


Dylan Robinson


Shawn O’Connor

Three Democratic candidates have emerged as frontrunners: Sullivan, Pappas, and Andrews.  In fundraising, Sullivan leads the field in funds, having raised $1,518,299 as of June 30th, 2018.  Republican Andy Sanborn comes in second, and Pappas third with $665,825 raised by that date. Andrews is Shea-Porter’s former chief of staff, and has received the Congresswoman’s endorsement.

For more on all the candidates’ funds go to Open Secrets:  

Population:  660,761


94.3% White

1.2% Black

2% Asian

3.1% Hispanic

Unemployment: 6.4%

Median Household Income: $63,587

High School Graduation rate:  92.1%

College Graduation rate:  33%


66.69% urban

33.31% rural


The New Hampshire Union Leader

The Portsmouth Herald (Seacoastonline)

Nice places to visit:

Strawberry Banke Museum  

Isle of Shoals  

Moulton Farm

Beans and Greens Farm

Good places where we ate:


The Bridge Cafe:

Eunice Panetta