New Hampshire: Maybe Horn’s Second Run Will Be the Charm

Posted September 9, 2009 at 6:31pm

Jennifer Horn, the 2008 Republican nominee in the 2nd district, announced Tuesday that she is leaving her conservative radio show to consider a second bid for the House.

“It is no secret to anyone that I am strongly considering a run for U.S. Congress in the Second District,— Horn said in a statement. “The time has come for me to give this my full attention.—

Horn lost to Rep. Paul Hodes (D) by a 15-point margin last year, but Hodes’ departure to run for Senate has left the swing district race wide open. Several other Republicans, including former Rep. Charlie Bass, are considering a bid.

Several Democrats have also expressed interest in running for Hodes’ district, which is the more Democratic-leaning of New Hampshire’s two Congressional districts. State Rep. John DeJoie, attorney Ann McLane Kuster and 2002 Democratic nominee Katrina Swett, the daughter of the late Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), are expected to run for the Democratic nod.