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Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1980; N.H. House, 1982-88; N.H. Senate, 1988-92; defeated in primary for re-election to N.H. Senate, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2007; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2006
Born: Jan. 8, 1952; Boston, Mass.
Residence: Peterborough
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Lisa L. Bass; two children
Education: Dartmouth College, A.B. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy)

Defeated by Ann McLane Kuster, D, in a general on Nov. 6, 2012

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalAnn Kuster (D) 169,27550.2
Charles Bass (R) 152,97745.4
H. Macia (LIBERT) 14,9364.4
2010generalCharles Bass (R) 108,61048.3
Ann Kuster (D) 105,06046.8
Tim vanBlommesteyn (I) 6,1972.8
Howard Wilson (LIBERT) 4,7962.1
2006generalPaul Hodes (D) 108,74352.7
Charles Bass (R) 94,08845.6
Ken Blevens (LIBERT) 3,3051.6
2004generalCharles Bass (R) 191,18858.3
Paul Hodes (D) 125,28038.2
Richard Kahn (LIBERT) 11,3113.5
2002generalCharles Bass (R) 125,80456.8
Katrina Swett (D) 90,47940.9
Rosalie Babiarz (LIBERT) 5,0512.3
2000generalCharles Bass (R) 152,58156.2
Barney Brannen (D) 110,36740.6
Brian Christeson (LIBERT) 6,1882.3
Roy Kendel (CA) 2,2040.8
1998generalCharles Bass (R) 85,74053.1
Mary Rauh (D) 72,21744.8
Paula Werme (LIBERT) 3,3382.1
1996generalCharles Bass (R) 122,95750.5
Deborah Arnesen (D) 105,82443.5
Carole Lamirande (I) 10,7534.4
Roy Kendel (IA) 3,7261.5
1994generalCharles Bass (R) 83,12151.4
Dick Swett (D) 74,24346.0
John Lewicke (LIBERT) 2,9861.8
Linda Spitzfaden (NL) 1,2230.8
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: NH-02)
 
Leans Democratic


See Also:

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50th

New Hampshire is 50th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Charles Bass has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.