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{{tnr}}'''Annie Kuster''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[New Hampshire]].
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{{tnr}}'''Annie Kuster''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[New Hampshire]]. She won the election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
 
In February 2012, the grassroots organization [[Democracy for America]], founded by Howard Dean, named Kuster one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|2012 U.S. House races]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/howard-dean-democracy-for-america-_n_1283117.html ''Huffington Post'' "Democracy For America Names Top 10 Progressive House Candidates For 2012," February 16, 2012]</ref>
 
In February 2012, the grassroots organization [[Democracy for America]], founded by Howard Dean, named Kuster one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|2012 U.S. House races]].<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/howard-dean-democracy-for-america-_n_1283117.html ''Huffington Post'' "Democracy For America Names Top 10 Progressive House Candidates For 2012," February 16, 2012]</ref>
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Kuster is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire, 2012|New Hampshire's]] [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.  She moves on to the general election on November 6, 2012.  
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Kuster ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire, 2012|New Hampshire's]] [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.  She moves on to the general election on November 6, 2012.  
  
 
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[New Hampshire]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House] or [[Republican]] holds its majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[New Hampshire]] ranked 10th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
 
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[New Hampshire]] in 2012 as one of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html10 states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House] or [[Republican]] holds its majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[New Hampshire]] ranked 10th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
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Revision as of 04:42, 7 November 2012

Annie Kuster
Ann McLane Kuster.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Websites
Campaign website
Annie Kuster campaign logo
Annie Kuster is a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire. She won the election.[1]

In February 2012, the grassroots organization Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean, named Kuster one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the 2012 U.S. House races.[2]

Biography

Kuster was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. She earned her bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1978 and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. She has served on the Board of Trustees of many community organizations, including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Capitol Center for the Arts and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. She is the founder of the Women's Fund of New Hampshire. In 2001, Kuster founded Newfound Strategies, LLC, a consulting and training practice that works with nonprofit clients to maximize their effectiveness and sustainability. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Kuster ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Hampshire's 2nd District. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. She moves on to the general election on November 6, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in New Hampshire in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republican holds its majority in 2013.[4] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[4]

On September 26, one of Bass' staffers took a video of Kuster in which the staffer pesters Kuster until she takes the camera from him and refuses to return it. She returned the camera moments later, and the video was published by the conservative NH Journal on September 27.[5] She responded by accusing Bass, and Republicans in general, of "political bullying".[6]

Kuster used the video in an email-based fundraising campaign. This campaign is responsible for a substantial part of the $265,000 the campaign raised in the last week of September, capping off the $720,000 Kuster raised in this year's third quarter.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Charles Bass was elected to the United States House for a fifth non-consecutive term. He defeated Ann McLane Kuster (D), Tim vanBlommesteyn (Independent), and Howard L. Wilson (Libertarian).[8]

United States House, New Hampshire 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

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Kuster's reports.[9]

Annie Kuster (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$828,125.99$352,068.54$(148,635.90)$1,031,558.63
July Quarterly[11]June 30, 2012$1,031,558.63$483,572.30$(222,319.46)$1,292,811.47
Pre-primary[12]August 30$1,292,811.47$220,171.15$(394,215.99)$1,118,766.63
Running totals
$1,055,811.99$(765,171.35)

On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic challenger Annie Kuster outraised Republican incumbent Charlie Bass in the third quarter. Kuster raised $725,000 and has $922,000 in cash-on hand while Bass raised $472,000 and has $752,000 in cash-on-hand.[13]

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