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February 6, 2016

Gay Republican Challenges Carol Shea-Porter | #NH01

University of New Hampshire Dean of Business and Economics Dan Innis announced Wednesday that he will run for the GOP nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st District, a top House target for Republicans in 2014.

“I believe we need new leaders,” Innis said in his announcement. “I’m running for Congress to give New Hampshire a stronger voice in Washington on the things that really matter to us.”

Innis is gay and mentioned his husband in the video.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, currently holds this competitive district. Innis’ announcement sets up a primary with former Rep. Frank Guinta, another Republican who recently declared his candidacy as well.

The race is rated Tilts Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • ericdondero

    Support the Republican, not matter Guinta or Innes. Both are fine gentleman, and worthy of support. The Democrat on the other hand, is a typical Commie-Nazi, supporting Big Government at every turn. Destroy her! Destroy all Commie-Nazi Democrats who want to kill our country!!!

  • ojfl

    Should he prevail in the primary and Democrats vote against him, can we call them bigots? Now I like he is not a career politician and that he is a Republican who theoretically understands business. Great starting point.

  • Raymond Buckley


    Concord — New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director
    Harrell Kirstein released the following statement after Republican Dan Innis
    announced that he is running for Congress in 2014:

    “With Dan Innis in the
    race, New Hampshire Republican primary voters will choose between a disgraced
    former Congressman and Tea-Party extremist in Frank Guinta, or a corporate
    puppet more concerned with Wall Street profits than working families in Dan
    Innis. Innis defended multi-millionaire corporate buyout specialists paying
    lower taxes than middle class families.

    “Innis claims to be a new kind of
    Republican, but the only thing new about him is his membership in the New
    Hampshire Republican Party. The truth is that Granite Staters can’t trust Dan
    Innis. He desperately wants to be a D.C. insider and will say anything to get

  • KAMGlosta

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy has been a University Professor for how many years but you translate that into a corporate puppet????

    This is going to be hysterically funny… especially when hack Shea-Porter LOSES.

  • Aaron Deskins

    So he’s a masochist. Cool.

  • View From The Left

    thanks for the view from the cheap seats, just more blather from a low information voter.

  • View From The Left

    Unlike Republicans, Democrats would not be voting against him because he’s gay, they’ll vote against him because he’s wrong on the issues. That’s the difference, sad that you don’t understand that!

  • ojfl

    So it is OK to assign ill intent to Republicans for not voting for X but not to Democrats View? How is that coherent? Or are you admitting Republicans also think X is wrong on the issues?

  • KAMGlosta

    Their name explains why their argument is not coherent …. ‘View from the Left’

  • ojfl

    i guess so KAMGlosta.

  • Freewilddragon

    How can you be gay and be republican? That party against everything a gay person believes in.

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