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8.36pm FACT: Congressman Bass Has Voted For Billions In Tax Breaks For Big Oil
Has Received More Than $161,000 In Donations From Oil and Gas Companies

Congressman Bass has voted to protect billions in taxpayer giveaways to big oil and gas companies that are making record profits and charging record prices at the pump. At the same …

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Press Release: Kuster Releases New TV Ad

For immediate release: Wednesday October 31, 2012.

Kuster Campaign Releases New Ad

CONCORD, N.H. – The Kuster campaign today released its eighth ad of the general election campaign. The new ad, “Priorities,” underscores Annie’s commitment to putting politics aside to do what’s right for hardworking middle class families in New Hampshire.

The ad specifically highlights Annie’s support for freezing Congressional pay until the budget is balanced, giving tax breaks to middle class families, and eliminating tax breaks for big oil and gas companies.

The full script of the ad …

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Keene Sentinel: Ann Kuster would make a strongly principled and compassionate lawmaker

Published in the Keene Sentinel on October 21, 2012.

Anyone following the rematch between 2nd Congressional District foes U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster knows this is a heated race, in an intensely polarized national political landscape.

At times, this race — which Bass and Kuster previously ran against each other in 2010 — has made headlines more for its squabbles over campaign contributions and borderline-silly attack ads (take the “Dancing Annie” commercials and a Bass fish ad, for example) than …

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Keene Sentinel: Kuster says Congress needs sanity

Published in the Keene Sentinel on October 19, 2012.

Ann McLane Kuster says she’s running for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District to bring some sanity to a dysfunctional Congress.

Kuster will take on Republican incumbent Charles F. Bass next month in a rematch of the 2010 contest. She sat down with Sentinel editors Thursday to talk about the economy, taxes, Medicare reform, the war in Afghanistan and more.

When it comes to so-called sequestration, or mandatory cuts to federal programs, Kuster believes there’s a better way to avoid …

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Press Release: Kuster Campaign Releases New Ad, “Out of Touch”

For immediate release: October 19, 2012

Kuster Campaign Releases New Ad, “Out of Touch”

CONCORD, N.H. – Congressional candidate Annie Kuster today released the seventh ad of the general election campaign. The new ad criticizes Congressman Bass for being out of touch with middle class New Hampshire families and the challenges they face.

Specifically, the new ad cites Congressman Bass’s record of supporting policies that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas, as well as his votes to raise his own pay while voting against raising the minimum wage.

The …

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Press Release: Kuster launches Granite State jobs tour

For immediate release: October 19, 2012.

Kuster Launches “Granite State Jobs Tour”: Business Visits in Salem, Milford, Nashua, Concord, and Peterborough

CONCORD, N.H. – Congressional candidate Annie Kuster today launched a week-long “Granite State Jobs Tour,” continuing her focus on creating and protecting good jobs in New Hampshire.

The tour will include business visits in Salem, Milford, Nashua, Concord, and Peterborough.

Over the last several years, Kuster has visited companies and small businesses in every corner of the Second District to talk with business leaders about how Congress can …

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Patch: Clean Water Action Endorses Kuster

Published on Patch.com on October 18, 2012.

On the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Congressional candidate Annie Kuster today accepted the endorsement of Clean Water Action.

The non-partisan organization, dedicated to protecting water and preventing health-threatening pollution, cited Kuster’s commitment to protecting the Clean Water Act and standing against those like Congressman Bass who have voted to undermine it.

“Annie Kuster is someone we know will fight 100 percent for drinkable, swimmable, fishable water in Congress,” said Communications Director for Clean Water Action Jonathan Scott, a …

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Nashua Telegraph: Kuster leading the charge in fundraising in race for 2nd District seat

Published in the Nashua Telegraph on October 18, 2012.

WASHINGTON – With Election Day just three weeks away, Democrat Ann McLane Kuster continues to significantly outraise the Republican incumbent, U.S. Rep. Charles Bass, in the 2nd District, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

But while Kuster has outraised Bass throughout 2011-12, the latest FEC reports – covering the three-month period that ended Sept. 30 – also show former Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter outraising U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, a Republican, in a rematch of their …

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Press Release: Clean Water Action Endorses Kuster On 40th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

For immediate release: October 18, 2012.

Clean Water Action Endorses Kuster On 40th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, Slams Bass’s Voting Record on Key Environmental Issues

CONCORD, N.H. – On the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Congressional candidate Annie Kuster today accepted the endorsement of Clean Water Action.

The non-partisan organization, dedicated to protecting water and preventing health-threatening pollution, cited Kuster’s commitment to protecting the Clean Water Act and standing against those like Congressman Bass who have voted to undermine it.

“Annie Kuster is someone we know …

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PBS: In NH, Women Voters, Candidates Take Center Stage

The focus on female voters and the issues that impact their lives only intensified this week following the second debate Tuesday between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney.

Both men tried to demonstrate they understand the challenges facing women in the country and to convince the nation’s largest voting block their policy prescriptions would do more good than the other guys.

“This is not just a women’s issue,” Mr. Obama said discussing equal pay for female workers. “This is a family issue. This is a …

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