Former Somersworth Mayor Lincoln Soldati (D) said he’s “seriously—very seriously—thinking about” a run for retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s (D) seat. Soldati: “I’m very excited about the prospect. Public service is something a good deal of my life has been spent engaged in.”
Former state Sen. Burt Cohen (D) said “on Wednesday that he is still considering it, ‘but I don’t think it will happen.’ … On the Republican side, a familiar name that surfaced this week in connection with the seat is former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway.” (WMUR)
Several other Democrats are weighing bids, including Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, Iraq War veteran Maura Sullivan and former New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie. On the GOP side, state Sen. Andy Sanborn and former South Hampton Police Chief Eddie Edwards are running. President Trump won the district, the swingiest in the nation, by 2 points.