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AP: NH’s Bass, Kuster differ on Medicare

Published by AP on October 10, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Congressman Charles Bass and Democratic rival Ann McLane Kuster said Wednesday night in a televised debate that they would do just the opposite of each other on Medicare.

The two 2nd Congressional District opponents squared off on WBIN-TV in a debate sponsored by AARP-New Hampshire. Not surprisingly, health care — particularly Medicare — dominated the discussion.

Kuster criticized Bass for voting for a budget that would end Medicare guarantees. Bass insisted he supports preserving Medicare, but …

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Patch: Kuster talks Medicare in Salem

Published on Patch.com on October 9, 2012

With a month to go before the election, Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Ann McLane Kuster kicked off a week of discussing Medicare in Salem Monday.

Kuster spoke to about 10 seniors at the Greystone Farm assisted living facility on Main Street Monday morning and read excerpts from the book she wrote with her mother, former longtime state legislator Susan McLane, called “The Last Dance: Facing Alzheimer’s with Love & Laughter.”

Kuster then described the contrasts between herself and her opponent, …

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Nashua Telegraph: For some Nashua seniors, concerns for future of younger loved ones will shape vote

Published in the Nashua Telegraph on October 9, 2012

NASHUA – At 94 years old, Nathaniel Brooks doesn’t worry about losing his Medicare coverage.

The Nashua senior, who lobbied for Medicare at its inception, has been on the federal program for more than 30 years. And even under the Republican proposal to add a voucher option, Brooks and his peers age 55 and older would maintain their current coverage.

But that doesn’t put Brooks’ mind at ease, he said Monday during a roundtable discussion with Congressional candidate Ann …

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Concord Monitor: Kuster announces $720,000 raised

Published in the Concord Monitor on October 6, 2012.

Second District congressional candidate Annie Kuster raised more than $720,000 between July 1 and Sept. 30, her campaign announced in a news release yesterday.

“I am grateful to the thousands of Granite Staters who have given their time and resources to this campaign,” Kuster, a Hopkinton Democrat, said in a prepared statement. “From day one, this has been a grassroots effort powered by ordinary people from all across New Hampshire who know that I will be a tireless …

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Annie on business and the economy

Watch Annie outlining her plan to grow the economy and strengthen the middle class at the Candidate Forum on Business and the Economy:

Watch Candidate Forum on Business and the Economy | CD 2 on PBS. See more from NH Votes.

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Patch.com: Progressive group poll- Kuster, Hassan lead GOP opponents

Published on Patch.com on September 28, 2012.

With less than six weeks to go before the 2012 general election, a new poll commissioned by a national progressive political group purports to show that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan and congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster have solid leads against their Republican opponents.

According to a Progressive Change Campaign Committee press release, Public Policy Polling surveyed 862 likely voters in the governor’s race between Sept. 24, and Sept. 25. The results showed that Hassan with 51 percent of the …

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Union Leader: New poll by pro-Democratic group shows Shea-Porter, Guinta in statistical tie; Kuster leading Bass

Published in John Distaso’s Granite Status on September 28, 2012.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, UPDATE: MORE POLLING. A new poll commissioned by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal PAC, shows Republican incumbent Frank Guinta and Democratic challenger Carol Shea-Porter in a statistical tie in the 1st Congressional District race and Democrat Ann Mclane Kuster with a small lead over Republican Rep. Charlie Bass in the 2nd District.

The poll was completed by Public Policy Polling on Sept. 24 and 25.

Sampling 401 likely voters in the 1st District, …

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NPR’s StateImpact: Ann McLane Kuster On The Economy

StateImpact’s been on the campaign trail! And the race in the Second Congressional District is looking like a nail-biter. Democrat Ann McLane Kuster is running against incumbent Republican Congressman Charlie Bass in a rematch following her narrow loss in 2010.

Given the interest in this particular election–a fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republican versus a progressive Democrat who stresses her family’s “Yankee frugality” and “Republican roots”– we thought we’d go ahead and pop in on the candidates this week to hear their thoughts on the …

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Patch: Kuster Talks Taxes at Salem Rotary

Democratic Congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster was the featured speaker at Friday morning’s meeting of the Greater Salem Rotary Club and talked about her hopes for the state and country.

Kuster spoke at length at the Atkinson Country Club about taxes, saying she’d like to see a plan to reduce the national debt and deficit. She wants to see tax cuts continue for those making under $250,000.

“For the people that are literally making millions in our society…we cannot afford going forward to continue those tax cuts,” …

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Union Leader: Kuster, Bass differ on tax, health care policy in 2nd District U.S. House debate

Published in the Union Leader on September 18, 2012.

Kuster, Bass differ on tax, health care policy in 2nd District U.S. House debate

MANCHESTER — Republican incumbent Charlie Bass and Democratic challenger Ann Kuster differed on taxes, budget cutting and health care in their first debate of the 2nd District U.S. House general election campaign Tuesday, a mostly polite affair that focused on issues.

In contrast to the sharp tone of the Monday debate between 1st District Rep. Frank Guinta and former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, the words “extremist” …

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