Ashooh officially enters 1st District raceBy DAN TUOHY
New Hampshire Union Leader
April 04. 2016 10:03AM
Rich Ashooh officially entered the race for the 1st Congressional District today, with a video announcement and scenes from Manchester's historic millyard, where his grandparents once worked.
The Republican is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, as well as state Rep. Pam Tucker of Greenland in the GOP primary Sept. 13.
"I'm running for Congress because I don't want to worry about our kids future, I want to do something about it," Ashooh says in the video on his website. "Experience matters, but it's not the only thing. We need to elect people we trust to tackle whatever problems come along. And let's face it, trust is not a word you hear in politics very much anymore."
Ashooh, 51, is a former senior executive at BAE Systems, and former interim executive director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He ran for the 1st District in 2010, when Guinta won his first term.
Former U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of Rochester and Bedford businessman Shawn O'Connor are candidates for the Democratic nomination.