Kuster releases first ad, filmed at Woodstock Brewery, in the District 2 Congressional race
Rep. Ann Kuster has released the first ad of her House re-election campaign.
Featuring Keegan Rice, general manager of the Woodstock Brewery, the ad touts Kuster’s work to lower taxes on small breweries.
“She knows how important it is for us and our growth to add more jobs, add new equipment, and that helps out not only us but also the community,” Rice says.
Kuster is a co-sponsor of the Small BREW Act, which would cut the federal per-barrel excise tax in half, to $3.50 per barrel for the first 60,000 barrels a small brewery makes. The bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee in February 2013; a Senate version is still in that body’s Finance Committee.
Kuster will face the winner of a Sept. 9 primary between three Republicans, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, former state Sen. Gary Lambert and former state Rep. Jim Lawrence. Lawrence is the only other candidate who has so far released an ad for television.
Matt Gorman, the state spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, responded to the ad by saying Kuster’s support for President Obama is hurting small businesses.
“Her steadfast support of both the president and his failed healthcare law is hurting economic growth in the Granite State,” he said in a statement.
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