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Maura Sullivan considered a run for Congress in Illinois and Virginia.

March 1, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

“People close to” retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s (D) Chief of Staff Naomi Andrews (D) “are telling fellow Democrats that she is considering entering the race. Andrews considered running soon after Shea-Porter announced in October that she will not run for re-election, and then set the idea aside. But the entrance of Levi Sanders into the race this week has reignited her interest, sources say. And if he runs, and if Shea-Porter were to endorse her, it would be a major boost.”

“Sanders, meanwhile, told WMUR this week that 50 people volunteered to help his campaign in his first full day as a candidate.” (WMUR)

The race for the district, which President Trump narrowly won in 2016, is full of Democrats.

DISTRICT SHOPPING? Iraq War veteran Maura Sullivan (D) “had considered running in multiple congressional districts before her move to New Hampshire. … She was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, and she recently moved to New Hampshire from Washington, D.C.” Multiple sources said “that Sullivan reached out and sought meetings with Illinois political heavyweights as she considered moving back to her home state to run for Congress. I’m told she was actually considering two Illinois districts: The 6th and the 3rd. One of the most notable meetings Sullivan had was with” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 09). “The DCCC wouldn’t comment on so-called ‘recruiting,’ but according to two people I spoke with, they were considering Sullivan for those two districts in Illinois as well as Virginia’s 10th district.” (New Hampshire Public Radio)

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