New Hampshire 1st District
Carol Shea-Porter (D) vs Frank Guinta (R)
In a rematch of their battle two years ago, freshman Rep. Frank Guinta (R) is fighting to keep his seat against Democratic challenger Carol Shea-Porter, who represented the district for two terms before being swept away in the Tea Party wave of 2010.
Shea-Porter, meanwhile, has fiercely defended those votes, saying the stimulus has boosted the job market and the Affordable Care Act has improved the nation’s healthcare system. Playing a factor in the contest is the state’s unemployment rate, which at 5.7 percent is well below the national average.
Polls tracking the race have been all over the place. A University of New Hampshire survey released Friday found Guinta ahead by 10 — just two weeks after the school found Shea-Porter up by 11.
The Hill rates this race as leaning Democratic.