New Hampshire: Ann McLane Kuster Defeats Charles Bass
Posted at 11:51 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2012
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Attorney Ann McLane Kuster (D) did this year what she could not do in 2010: She defeated Rep. Charles Bass (R).
Kuster was up over Bass by a 9-point margin at the time the Associated Press called the race.
The pair faced off in 2010, with Bass winning a squeaker. Kuster began her 2012 campaign almost immediately after that race wrapped up.
Of the two New Hampshire House seats, this was always considered the more likely Democratic pickup. Much rode on the presidential campaign here, and President Barack Obama carried the state again.
The race for New Hampshire’s 1st is another 2010 rematch. That contest between Rep. Frank Guinta (R) and former Rep. Carol Shea Porter (D) remains too close to call.