Guinta Announces He's Running To Reclaim 1st District Seat

Sep 23, 2013

Guinta in 2010
Credit NHPR Staff

  Former 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta has formally announced his intention to run for the seat he lost to Carol Shea-Porter last November.

Guinta made it official with a two-minute video posted on his campaign website Monday morning.

"The middle class is really getting squeezed right now. Rising health care costs. Higher tuition bills. Lower take home pay. And we have a government that can't get anything done."

The Republican served two terms as mayor of Manchester.

He beat Shea-Porter, a Democrat, for the 1st District seat in 2010, but lost by a slim margin in a rematch in last fall’s election.

In the video, he talks about reforming government and protecting Medicare and Social Security.

“By working together, we can solve our problems. I’m Frank Guinta and that’s why I’m running for Congress.”

The video also features shots of Guinta with his family and wife Morgan.