With Republican Opponent Now Settled, Kuster Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

Sep 12, 2018

Congresswoman Annie Kuster spoke to her supporters about her priorities for this campaign, and her desire to keep things civil.
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Congresswoman Annie Kuster will face state Representative Steve Negron this November in the race for New Hampshire's second Congressional district. Kuster spoke to a crowd of about 20 at Concord Photo Service Wednesday about her priorities for the general election.

Kuster focused on what she called her efforts to reach across the aisle on issues like veteran healthcare, the opioid crisis and supporting small businesses.

It's a tone she wants to carry into the general election.

"That's why I'm calling on Representative Negron to commit to a civil debate, focused on the issues and avoiding the name calling and nasty divisive rhetoric that threatens public engagement in our democracy,” she said.

Negron won Tuesday's Republican primary by a narrow margin: just 300 votes more than his closest rival.

Kuster said there are areas they agree on, but there are differences too. Kuster says she's proudly pro-choice while Negron opposes abortion without exception.