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Shea-Porter says she won't defend her House seat

Oct 07, 2017 - The Boston Globe
Board and Executive Moves

US Representative Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire announced Friday she will not seek re-election in 2018, saying that "the time has come in my life to pause and decide on a different path."

Over the course of the past decade, Shea-Porter, 64, has served four times in the House of Representatives, winning, then losing, then reclaiming her seat. Her decision is a political bombshell with national implications. At a time when Democrats are looking to win back a majority in the House, Shea-...