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In NH reversal, Kuster tops Bass for Congress

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In a reversal of 2010, Democrat Ann McLane Kuster has defeated Republican Charlie Bass in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District.

Bass had held the seat for six terms before being ousted in 2006. He made a comeback in 2010 by narrowly defeating Kuster to win an open seat, but Kuster was the winner Tuesday.

Kuster, a lawyer, lobbyist and consultant, tried to portray herself as a champion of the middle class battling a tea party extremist. Bass emphasized his independence and willingness to reach across the aisle. He also cast Kuster as a big-government, tax-loving liberal.

Though their families are old friends, things weren't always friendly this time around. Kuster at one point grabbed a video camera from a Bass staffer. Bass ran an ad depicting her dancing from tax to tax.

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