NEW HAMPSHIRE 02 (D -- KUSTER)

On Second Thought…

O’Brien won’t run against Kuster.

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Aug. 26, 2013, 6:31 a.m.

State Rep. Bill O’Bri­en (R) an­nounced Fri­day’s that he will not run for the seat. “O’Bri­en told WMUR he will take a job in the private sec­tor in­stead, but didn’t say what that was. It is un­clear wheth­er he will run for re-elec­tion to the New Hamp­shire House.” (WMUR)

This isn’t ne­ces­sar­ily bad news for Re­pub­lic­ans hop­ing to win back Rep. Ann McLane Kuster’s (D) seat. O’Bri­en had struggled to raise money since an­noun­cing he was ex­plor­ing a cam­paign, and the con­ser­vat­ive and con­tro­ver­sial former state House speak­er wasn’t viewed as an ideal can­did­ate to run against Kuster. Former state Sen. Gary Lam­bert (R) is still ex­plor­ing a bid.
Kev­in Bren­nan

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