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New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Ann McLane Kuster Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ann McLane Kuster Democratic Party
Ann McLane Kuster.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Lean D[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[3]

New Hampshire U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party. In New Hampshire, however, Independent voters may choose which party's primary to vote in.

Voter registration: Pending

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.[4]


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September 9, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Campaign contributions

Annie Kuster

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kuster's reports.[11]

Race background

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.[20]

District history


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.[21]

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 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).[22]

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

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. New Hampshire Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  5. Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, "Libertarian Candidates for 2014," accessed May 23, 2014
  6. Campaign Website, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  7. Concord Monitor, "Salem’s Marilinda Garcia announces congressional campaign in 2nd District," accessed November 25, 2013
  8. NECN, "Former NH state Sen. Lambert to announce House bid," accessed September 4, 2013 (dead link)
  9. WMUR New Hampshire, "First-ever NH African-American to run for Congress emerges," accessed June 10, 2014
  10. New Hampshire Secretary of State, "2014 Filing Period," accessed June 23, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Kuster 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013
  12. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  13. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed July 22, 2013
  14. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 25, 2013
  15. FEC, "Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 12, 2014
  16. FEC, "April Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  17. FEC, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  18. FEC, "Pre-Primary," accessed October 23, 2014
  19. FEC, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  20. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  21. Politico "2012 Election Map, New Hampshire"
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"