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New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ann McLane Kuster Democratic Party
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New Hampshire U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 13, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Hampshire is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in the primary, but in order to so they have to choose a party before voting. This changes their status from unaffiliated to affiliated with that party, unless they fill out a card to return to undeclared status.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by either August 30, 2014, if registering with a town clerk, or on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 25, 2014 (10 days before election).[2]

See also: New Hampshire elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ann McLane Kuster (D), who was first elected in 2012.

New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District encompasses most of the state, including the northern, southern and western reaches of the state.[3]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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Incumbent Ann McLane Kuster (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[7]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Gary Lambert (R) to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[8][9]

Campaign contributions

Annie Kuster

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kuster's reports.[10]

Annie Kuster (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$6,803.50$318,541.69$(43,390.75)$281,954.44
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$281,954.44$349,564.09$(74,597.20)$556,921.33
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$556,921.33$330,862.37$(77,932.30)$809,851.40
Year-End Quarterly[14]December 31, 2013$809,851$355,527$(78,807)$1,069,513
Running totals

District history

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The 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Democrat Ann McLane Kuster defeated incumbent Charlie Bass to win the election in the district.[15]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Charles Bass Incumbent 45.4% 152,977
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnn McLane Kuster 50.2% 169,275
     Libertarian Hardy Macia 4.4% 14,936
Total Votes 337,188
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Charles Bass won election to the United States House. He defeated Ann McLane Kuster (D), Tim vanBlommesteyn (Independent) and Howard L. Wilson (Libertarian) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House, New Hampshire District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Bass 48.3% 108,610
     Democratic Ann McLane Kuster 46.8% 105,060
     Independent Tim vanBlommesteyn 2.8% 6,197
     Libertarian Howard L. Wilson 2.1% 4,796
Total Votes 224,663

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