BEDFORD, N.H. - State Senator Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford, Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, announced Tuesday that he will challenge Democrat Carol Shea Porter for United States Congress in New Hampshire's First Congressional District next year.
Sanborn's efforts in the legislature have been founded on not wanting to be like all the other politicians, but wanting to defend everyday people from the heavy hand of government and the political class, according to a press release announcing his candidacy from his campaign.
"I've gained New Hampshire voters' trust by listening to their real needs and working for them," Sanborn said. "You can be a proven conservative and win if you deliver results that put people before politics. That's what I've done.
"I am running because our current Congress member looks at the people of New Hampshire as nothing more than an ATM machine for her liberal progressive agenda and she believes people are there to serve the government, not the other way around."
As a state senator from a swing district, which has voted for Hillary Clinton, Sanborn has a record of winning tough general elections.
"It is time for the people of New Hampshire's First District to have true representation in Congress," Sanborn said. "For too long, Rep. Shea Porter has pandered to the most extreme wing of the liberal base and ignored the needs of the vast majority of her constituents. The voters have had enough of radical partisanship and politics-as-usual; I will fight for the commonsense solutions that the people of NH deserve."