- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former Marine and Iraq veteran who served in the Obama administration says she’s seeking the Democratic nomination for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District in 2018.

Maura Sullivan held positions in the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense before moving to New Hampshire this summer.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports Sullivan says her time in the military and her two Jesuit grandmothers instilled in her the values of public service.

Sullivan is joining at least two other Democrats to succeed Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is stepping down after her term ends. Former Somersworth mayor Lincoln Soldati and Rochester City Attorney Terence O’Rourke are running.

Among Republicans, state Sen. Andy Sanborn of Bedford and former Liquor Commission Chief of Enforcement Eddie Edwards have launched campaigns.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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