Shea-Porter files for office

Concord, New Hampshire-  Today, former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, joined by her husband and supporters, filed as a candidate for Congress in the First Congressional District.  She released the following statement.   

“I am running for the United States House of Representatives. During my two terms serving the good people of New Hampshire's First District, I always worked for all of our citizens, and I never forgot that public office is a public trust.

I was honored to pass legislation to help active duty soldiers and veterans, families, working men and women, senior citizens, and students.   I believe that education is the key to prosperity, that renewable energy is key to our economic future and our national security, and that shipping jobs overseas hurts not just American workers but also our country. I believe that fostering job creation and investing in America and our people are both good business decisions and good moral decisions, and that we can reduce the debt without dismantling essential programs.

Our current Congress is passing legislation that will hurt average Americans, and they are bowing to special interests instead of focusing on job creation and good government. This must stop.

My parents lived the American dream and so have I.  I am running again because I believe we must keep America the land of opportunity and fairness for your children and mine.”