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{{tnr}}'''Annie Kuster''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate who won 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>
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{{tnr}}'''Annie Kuster''' is a 2012 [[Democratic]] representative who won 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]]. <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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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
  
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**Subcommittee on Health
 
**Subcommittee on Health
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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*[[United States House Committee on Small Business]]
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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::''See also: [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Kuster is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
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.  
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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 won 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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===Full history===
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{{Collapsible history section
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|Name = Ann Kuster
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, [[Charles Bass]] was elected to the [[United States House]] for a fifth non-consecutive term. He defeated Ann McLane Kuster ([[Democratic|D]]), Tim vanBlommesteyn ([[Independent]]), and Howard L. Wilson ([[Libertarian]]).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= United States House, New Hampshire General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Independent
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|party4= Libertarian
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|winner1 = Charles Bass
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 = Ann McLane Kuster
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|candidate3 = Tim vanBlommesteyn
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|candidate4 = Howard L. Wilson
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|votes1 = 108610
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|votes2 = 105060
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|votes3 = 6197
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|votes4 = 4796
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Kuster
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|Editdate=April 18, 2013
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|year=2012
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030875&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Annie Kuster," Accessed April 18, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=3161004
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=US House (New Hampshire, [[New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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===2012===
 
===2012===
After the election, the ''Sunlight Foundation'' listed four races where outside spending likely pushed the winner over the top. Kuster was listed as one of the four, spurred on by $3.2 million in spending by independent groups, including the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]] and the [[House Majority PAC]].<ref>[http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2012/4-house-races-where-outside-money-may-have-pushed-needle/ ''Sunlight Foundation'' "Four House races where outside money may have pushed the needle" November 7, 2012]</ref> <ref>http://www.nvsos.gov/SilverState2012pri/congressional.aspx#AllRace1011</ref>
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[[File:Kuster 2012 Donors.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kuster's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Kuster won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Kuster's campaign committee raised a total of $3,161,004 and spent $3,173,921.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030875&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Ann Kuster 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2012|2012 elections season]]. Below are Kuster's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0NH02181 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Annie Kuster Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2012]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
{{Campaign finance reports
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|winner = Y
|Name = Annie Kuster (2012)
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District
|Political Party = Democratic
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|party = Democratic
|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/097/12952230097/12952230097.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Annie Kuster April Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012]</ref>
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|total raised = $3,161,004
|Date 1 = March 31, 2012
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|total spent = $3,173,921
|Beginning Balance 1 = 828125.99
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|opponent raised = $2,066,088
|Total Contributions 1 = 352068.54
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|opponent spent = $2,072,141
|Expenditures 1= 148635.90
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|org1 = EMILY's List
|Cash on Hand 1 = 1031558.63
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|org2 = JStreetPAC
|Report 2 = July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/830/12952453830/12952453830.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Annie Kuster July Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012]</ref>
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|org3 = Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte
|Date 2 = June 30, 2012
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|org4 = Dartmouth College
|Beginning Balance 2 = 1031558.63
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|org5 = Rath, Young & Pignatelli
|Total Contributions 2 = 483572.30
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|orgdonor1 = $80,464
|Expenditures 2= 222319.46
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|orgdonor2 = $55,330
|Cash on Hand 2 = 1292811.47
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|orgdonor3 = $36,750
|Report 3 =Pre-primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_12952860593+0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Annie Kuster Pre-primary," Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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|orgdonor4 = $25,300
|Date 3 =August 30
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|orgdonor5 = $23,203
|Beginning Balance 3 =1292811.47
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|ind1 = Retired
|Total Contributions 3 =220171.15
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|ind2 = Women's Issues
|Expenditures 3=394215.99
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|ind3 = Lawyers/Law Firms
|Cash on Hand 3 =1118766.63
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|ind4 = Democratic/Liberal
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|ind5 = Leadership PACs
 
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|inddonor1 = $340,225
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.<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/18/1145099/-Third-quarter-House-fundraising-who-s-got-the-cash?detail=hide ''Daily Kos'' "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012]</ref>
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|inddonor2 = $234,239
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|inddonor3 = $144,104
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|inddonor4 = $120,444
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|inddonor5 = $96,750
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kuster is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]," as of June 19, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ann_kuster/412557 ''Gov Track'' "Kuster," Accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Annie Kuster
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=91.8%
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|rank=158th
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|total=201
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|chamber=House
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|year=June 2013
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|DHouse=Y
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Kuster missed 0 of 92 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013.  This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ann_kuster/412557 ''GovTrack,'' "Kuster," Accessed April 10, 2013]</ref>
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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*[http://kuster.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
 
*[http://kuster.house.gov/ Official U.S. House website]
 
*[http://www.rathlaw.com/professionals-17.html Attorney profile] at Rath, Young Pignatelli
 
*[http://www.rathlaw.com/professionals-17.html Attorney profile] at Rath, Young Pignatelli
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 20 June 2013

Annie Kuster
Ann McLane Kuster.jpg
U.S. House, New Hampshire, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCharles Bass (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,161,004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.Georgetown University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1956
Place of birthConcord, New Hampshire
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$1,775,213
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Annie Kuster campaign logo
Annie Kuster is a 2012 Democratic representative who won election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire. [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]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kuster is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, she may break with the Democratic Party line more than her fellow members.

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]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kuster serves on the following committees:[4]

Elections

2014

See also: New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Kuster 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.[5]

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 won 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.[6] New Hampshire ranked 10th on the list.[6]

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.[7] She responded by accusing Bass, and Republicans in general, of "political bullying".[8]

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.[9]

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"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kuster is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kuster raised a total of $3,161,004 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[11]

Annie Kuster's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Hampshire, District 2) Won $3,161,004
Grand Total Raised $3,161,004

2012

Breakdown of the source of Kuster's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Kuster won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kuster's campaign committee raised a total of $3,161,004 and spent $3,173,921.[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kuster is a "centrist Democrat," as of June 19, 2013.[13]

Voting with party

2013

Annie Kuster voted with the Democratic Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 158th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[14]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Kuster missed 0 of 92 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Kuster's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,439,717 to $2,110,710. That averages to $1,775,213, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[16]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Bass (R)
U.S. House of Representatives New Hampshire District 2
2013-present
Succeeded by
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