Frank Guinta

K Street Eyes Outgoing Lawmakers for Jobs
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Nebraska Rep. Brad Ashford says he hadn’t determined whether K Street would be the right fit for him. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The more than 50 lawmakers who will be jobless in a few weeks may encounter an unpredictable market on K Street, should they consider taking a spin through the revolving door.

Business interests feel bullish on next year’s potentially frenzied legislative agenda, stocked with tax and health care overhauls and debate over new infrastructure projects. But most lobbying groups have a tenuous rapport with the incoming Trump administration and are evaluating their hiring through that lens.

Rating Change: New Hampshire House Race Swings Toward Democrats
Democrats now have the advantage in 7 GOP-held House seats

The chances that former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter will make a third return to Congress have improved. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

New Hampshire’s 1st District has a history of flipping party control every two years, and this year doesn’t appear to be any different.

Regardless of who emerges from the Republican primary on Sept. 13 between incumbent Rep. Frank C. Guinta and businessman Rich Ashooh, the nominee will have a difficult fight in the general election.

Crowded Presidential Field Pushes Congressional Races Out of Limelight

Ayotte speaks with local media outlets as she arrives for a tour of Mikrolar Inc., a robotics company in Hampton, N.H. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Members of Congress running for re-election in early presidential states are learning a lesson: It's hard to get attention when the circus is in town.  

Over the five-week August recess, an opportunity for members to spend time at home to connect with constituents, members like GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte have had the unique challenge of fighting for voters' attention as 17 Republican and five Democratic candidates traipsed through her turf.  

In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

Guinta speaks during a business roundtable discussion on cyber security at Jenaly Technology in Portsmouth, N.H. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Embattled GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta may be one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country, but you wouldn’t know it if you spent time with the Republican congressman in his district.  

Instead of hiding out, Guinta's had an active August recess, hosting town halls and visiting businesses in his southeastern New Hampshire-based 1st District as if the controversy swirling around him over campaign violations did not exist.  

Carol Shea-Porter Files to Run Again in New Hampshire (Updated)

Shea-Porter, who has filed to run for her old seat, is seen here in 2013 speaking to the media after a briefing on Syria. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Updated 4:09 p.m. |  Democratic former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter has filed to run again for her old New Hampshire 1st District seat, setting up what could be the fourth election between her and GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta.  

The conditional factor will be whether Guinta, who has refused to resign over a campaign finance scandal , stays in the race. He could still resign, in which case there would be a special election. Or he could choose not to seek re-election.  

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 13, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers spent the week vomiting, giving weather forecasts and “failing to communicate."