Republican Jack Flanagan, majority leader of the New Hampshire House, is exploring a run for Congress against Democratic incumbent Annie Kuster.
Kuster, now serving her second term, represents the state's 2nd Congressional District, which spans the western half of the state and includes the cities of Concord and Nashua. Flanagan is the first Republican to announce interest in challenging her.
Flanagan, of Brookline, is in his third term in the House and his first as majority leader.
He says he met with representatives from the National Republican Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C., to discuss a potential candidacy and plans to spend the next few weeks talking with voters in the district to decide whether he should run.