First on NH1: Fiorina to fete Guinta on Tuesday
CONCORD - Call him the man in demand.
With a parade of probable presidential contenders marching through New Hampshire, Rep. Frank Guinta's schedule is getting very busy.
The Republican lawmaker, who represents the Granite State's first congressional district, is being sought out by many of the GOP White House hopefuls.
NH1 has learned that Carly Fiorina will be hosting an event for Guinta on Tuesday evening. The event will be taking place in the nation's capital, as Congress is in session this week. Fiorina, a former business executive and the 2010 GOP Senate nominee in California, is seriously considering a bid for the Republican nomination.
Fiorina's made numerous trips to New Hampshire already this year, and Guinta was in attendance when she headlined a Politics and Eggs event a few weeks ago. In December she attended a breakfast Guinta hosted in his role as chair of the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire. She also appeared at his celebration dinner in the nation's capital in January, after Guinta was sworn back in to the House of Representatives.
Tuesday's Fiorina hosted event comes just three days after Guinta met with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Walker, who's moving closer and closer to a launching a presidential campaign, pow-wowed with the second-term congressman for about 40 minutes during a private meeting Saturday morning.
One day earlier, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush headlined a lucrative fundraiser for Guinta at the Manchester Country Club. Both Bush and Walker, who are considered the frontrunners right now in the very early stages of the GOP nomination battle, were in the first-in-the-nation primary state Friday and Saturday.
Guinta, a former Manchester mayor, was first elected to the House in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Rep. Carol Shea-Porter. She beat him in a 2012 rematch, winning her old seat back, but he returned the favor in 2014.