Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH-2) is seeking reelection to her seat, representing New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district. She is expecting a Republican challenger in the upcoming race.
Background and Achievements
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Georgetown University Law Center, she was first elected to the seat in 2012. Prior to working in Congress, Kuster was a prominent activist and adoption attorney in New Hampshire, who focused her efforts on making adoption more accessible for families. Throughout her time in Congress, she has served as a ranking member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. She fought to provide stronger health resources for veterans by tackling VA backlog and opening health clinics. She is working on combating about the increasing epidemic of opioids and heroin in her state and country. She co-founded and co-chairs the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. Working across the aisle, Kuster has supported lowering taxes for small businesses. She has also agreed to lower taxes for businesses that provide college students with job-training.
Positions on Key Issues
- Strongly advocates for reproductive rights and women's equality
- Seeks to conserve natural resources
- Dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger
- Fights to protect programs like Medicare and Social Security
- Supports greater funding for Alzheimer’s disease
- Champions more affordable higher education
- Encourages businesses to partner with community colleges to improve job training in exchange for tax incentives
Prospects & Opponents
Ann McLane Kuster is expecting a Republican challenge. In 2016 she won with 50% of the vote, with her Republican challenger receiving 48% and an independent receiving 5% of the vote. Cook Report rates this race as a likely Democrat win.