Close contest for Congress in 2nd District


Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster cruised to re-election in 2018 and 2020, winning both contests by double digits over Republican challenger Steve Negron.

But as she runs for a sixth two-year term representing New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District – which covers the western half of the state from the Massachusetts border north and includes Concord and surrounding towns as well as the North Country – a new poll indicates that the Democrat from Hopkinton faces a stiff challenge from 2022 GOP nominee Robert Burns.

And the new numbers from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center also suggest that Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Chris Pappas – who represents the state’s First Congressional District – have slightly more breathing room than Kuster, but that their leads over their GOP challengers are only in the upper single digits.

Kuster holds a 48%-45% edge…

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