Carol Shea-Porter

Pappas T-shirt becomes hot topic at congressional debate

Eddie Edwards and his congressional opponent Chris Pappas spent much of a debate Wednesday talking about the economy, but the most heated exchange revolved around a T-shirt.

Edwards, a Republican, suggested a shirt with the word "Resist" Pappas had been photographed wearing showed he would go to Washington only to oppose Trump's agenda. Pappas, his Democratic opponent, who is gay, responded that the shirt was worn at a gay pride event and was his way of showing opposition to federal policies that harm the LGBT community.

"The photo you are referring to is a rainbow shirt I wore at a gay pride event in Portsmouth," Pappas said of the photo, where he...