CONCORD — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter filed for a fourth term in the House Friday, promising to work for “good jobs,” higher wages and a fair tax code.
In a statement issued by her campaign after she filed the necessary documents at the Secretary of State’s Office, Shea-Porter said:
“I’m running for Congress because I want all New Hampshire families to have the same opportunities I had: to get good jobs, access health care, own a home, put away some money for retirement, and have a little left over for pizza on Friday night. For too many, the American dream is slipping away.
“We need more jobs, workers’ wages are flat, and our tax code favors the wealthiest. But I know America still holds the promise of opportunity for all, and I work for this every day in Congress. I invite all who share that vision to stand with me as we work to restore the American Dream.”
Shea-Porter is the first woman elected to federal office from New Hampshire. She won the seat in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008. She lost to Republican Frank Guinta in 2010 but then defeated Guinta in 2012.
Guinta is again running for the 1st District House seat, opposed in a Republican primary by former UNH business school dean Dan Innis.