- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Independent congressional candidate Shawn O’Connor will remain on the ballot despite attempts from the New Hampshire Democratic Party to remove him.

O’Connor is running in the 1st congressional district, where former Democratic congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Frank Guinta.

The Democratic party challenged the validity of some signatures O’Connor submitted to get on the ballot. The Ballot Law Commission ruled Wednesday that O’Connor can stay on the ballot.

O’Connor initially jumped in the race as a Democrat, then accused Shea-Porter of spreading rumors about him. He’s trying to appeal to supporters of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by pledging to reject lobbyist money and donate most of his salary to charity if elected.

Two other independents are also running…

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