Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrat believes "demeaning" Bass tap dance ad may have helped encourage female voters get out and vote.
Representative-elect Ann McLane Kuster, D-Hopkinton, met with a handful supporters at the Windmill Restaurant on the Concord Heights on Nov. 7, savoring her solid victory on Election Day against U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Kuster greeted childhood friends, supporters, and staffers with hugs and good cheer, saying she was still running on adrenaline from the night before. At one point, the conversation turned to her late mother – Susan McLane – a Republican state Senator in Concord – who supporters noted would be so proud of her triumphant race. McLane noted that her mom was a mentor to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Shaheen had been a mentor to her too. Part of her victory, she believed, was backlash from…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Joke about camera grab story raises tension at Ward 5 polling location.
Outside the Ward 5 polling location in Concord just before 11 a.m., Democratic congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster’s husband Brad Kuster exchanged words with a sign-holder for Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Charles Bass. The interaction started off nicely enough: As she was leaving the polling location, Ann McLane Kuster approached a Bass sign-holder who was holding signs for Republican candidates, and thanked him for standing outside the polls and participating in the democratic process. The Bass sign-holder, a man, was standoffish but as she began to leave, he held up his cellphone and joked to Kuster as she walked away, “Just don’t take my camera," referring to the recent spat between a Bass campaign aide and Kuster outside Vice …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WATCH IT NOW: Candidate tracking gets heated in Congressional race.
A video clip of Democratic congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster grabbing the camera of a staffer for U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, R-NH, at last week’s Statehouse rally with Vice President Joe Biden is going viral on the Internet after it was posted online by NHJournal.com. The video purported to show a Bass staffer, later identified by the New Hampshire Union Leader as Bryan Klepacki, tracking Kuster while she was talking with former 1st Congressional District candidate Joanne Dowdell at the Biden event on Sept. 21. Klepacki, while recording, attempted to get Kuster’s attention on a number of occasions before she grabbed the camera from him. Klepacki requested the camera back and Kuster said, “Nope,” before asking Klepacki if he is …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
And then Charlie Bass lit into Annie Kuster as an "unabashed" liberal and income-taxer.
- Dan Tuohy
Thursday, September 13, 2012
U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH) has known Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster nearly his entire life. They went to the same college (Dartmouth). He served in the state Senate with her mother, the late Hon. Susan McLane. His father's first job? For her great grandfather. So, understandably, Bass told reporters today that he hoped this campaign would be about "substantive differences." And then came the arrows. "Basically, Ann McLane Kuster is an unabashed supporter of the president’s record over the last four years, and the president has a record which I think is abysmal. The record of this president and my opponent over the last three or four months has been one of talking about excuses: We didn’t have the right congress, we didn’t have…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Democrat challenges 2nd District Republican incumbent on entitlements
Annie Kuster is one of the Democratic congressional candidates starring in this Progressive Change Campaign Committee video, which promises to hold Republicans accountable for votes on the budget and entitlement programs like Medicare. Kuster, who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass in 2010, says in the video she dropped a petition with nearly 3,000 signatures off at the Republican incumbent's office. As the Talking Points Memo points out, Democrats are happy to draw contrasts and run against the budget proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican from Wisconsin who is emerging as an election year lightning rod.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The event will happen at Castle Commons on April 10.
A major rally for U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, R-N.H. will take place in Windham this April as he ramps up his campaign to retain his position. The event will be hosted by the Windham Republican Town Committee. Activists and residents in the nearby towns of Litchfield, Hudson, Pelham, Salem and Atkinson were all sent invitations to the rally, which has been dubbed the "Southern Tier Rally." The callout by the Windham GOP opened the event up for everyone in the 2nd Congressional District. The event will take place on April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Castle Commons on 49 Range Road. In a message from the Windham GOP, the organization dictated what it called the importance of the Southern Tier. "The Southern Tier is the great Republican stronghold of…