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Shea-Porter Files for Reelection in New Hampshire's First District

Pledges to Continue Working for Jobs and Rebuilding a Fairer Economy

– Surrounded by family and a grassroots team sporting homemade #WeLoveCarol stickers, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter filed for reelection to represent New Hampshire’s First Congressional District on Friday morning.

“I’m running for Congress because I want all New Hampshire families to have the same opportunities I had: to get good jobs, access health care, own a home, put away some money for retirement, and have a little left over for pizza on Friday night,” Shea-Porter said. “For too many, the American dream is slipping away. We need more jobs, workers' wages are flat, and our tax code favors the wealthiest. But I know America still holds the promise of opportunity for all, and I work for this every day in Congress. I invite all who share that vision to stand with me as we work to restore the American Dream.”

As the first woman ever elected to federal office from New Hampshire, Shea-Porter has a reputation as someone who Granite Staters can trust. She does not accept money from corporate PACs or DC lobbyists, and instead powers her campaign through a grassroots army of supporters.

During her three terms in Congress, Shea-Porter has secured funding for Portsmouth's Memorial Bridge, brought jobs and infrastructure to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, written and passed legislation to increase Pell Grant funding for college students, helped pass health care reform, expanded services to veterans, and worked with the New Hampshire delegation to help bring the KC-46A tanker to Pease Air Force Base, which will create jobs in New Hampshire.

She has voted to prevent the NSA from spying on average Americans, and as a founding member of the Make it in America Working Group, she has worked to promote U.S. products and support high-wage jobs in New Hampshire. She helped create New Hampshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in Education (AMPEd). Funded by the Recovery Act, AMPEd is allowing New Hampshire community colleges, in partnership with local businesses, to train a skilled manufacturing workforce.

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