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.