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SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Annie Kuster on Advancing to the General Election in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Rep. Annie Kuster on advancing to the general election in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Rep. Annie Kuster has been a groundbreaker since she was first elected to office as the first woman to ever represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. Her compassion for those facing difficult reproductive health care decisions is unparalleled, and her commitment to protecting abortion rights will ensure that Granite Staters truly have a representative fighting for their freedoms in Congress. EMILYs List proudly congratulates Rep. Kuster on her primary victory, and we know she has what it takes to triumph over anti-choice extremism in November.”
Rep. Annie Kuster is currently running to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District for her sixth term. She was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. Her mother, Susan McLane, served in the state Senate and was a pioneer for women in Granite State politics; her father, Malcolm McLane, was a WWII veteran and POW who served as Concord mayor and as a New Hampshire executive councilor — and both taught Kuster the importance of public service. She worked as an adoption attorney for 25 years, and has said that she “witnessed the extraordinary courage and compassion of women” facing unplanned pregnancy. “Not once did I believe that the government should interfere with their personal and private decision,” Kuster has said. She is a longtime community activist, and has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. Kuster and her husband Brad live in Hopkinton, where they raised their two sons, Zach and Travis. In 2012, she defeated an incumbent Republican to become the first woman to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. During her first term she also made history as part of the nation’s first all-women delegation. Kuster works tirelessly to increase economic opportunity for Granite Staters, and she is committed to breaking through gridlock in Congress to get results for the people she serves.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.