Ex-GOP Vice Chair Considering Run for Congress

He would be the state’s first openly gay member.

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Ally Mutnick
May 23, 2017, 10:52 a.m.

Former GOP Vice Chair Matt May­berry will de­cide “some­time in June” on wheth­er he will launch a cam­paign to un­seat Rep. Car­ol Shea-Port­er (D). “May­berry, a U.S. Air Force vet­er­an, works in Ports­mouth for Carl­isle Cap­it­al” and said act­iv­ists have been im­plor­ing him to con­sider a bid.

“May­berry was the first openly gay NHGOP vice-chair and if he run and wins, he’d be New Hamp­shire’s first openly gay mem­ber of Con­gress.” (NH1)

Former South Hamp­ton Po­lice Chief Ed­die Ed­wards (R) is already in the race. State Rep. John Burt (R) and state Sen. Andy San­born (R) are also con­sid­er­ing runs. Rich Ashooh (R), a 2016 NH-01 can­did­ate, was re­cently nom­in­ated as an as­sist­ant Com­merce sec­ret­ary.

Former Rep. Frank Guinta (R) lost his seat in a close race against Shea-Port­er last year even as Don­ald Trump nar­rowly car­ried the dis­trict. It was their fifth match-up.


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