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  Bass, Charles F.
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameCharles F. Bass
Address65 Elm Hill Road
Peterborough, New Hampshire , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.votebass.com
Born January 08, 1952
Died Still Living (63 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 07, 2013 06:52pm
Tags Moderate - Anti-Affirmative Action - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Married - Episcopalian -
InfoNew Hampshire Congressman Charlie Bass is an experienced and effective lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives. 2nd District voters first elected Bass to Congress in 1994 when he defeated two-term incumbent Congressman Dick Swett. The Peterborough native, who has been targeted by Democrats and out-of-state special interests for defeat in subsequent elections, has emerged from each consecutive campaign with an increasing margin of victory.

Bass's mix of Yankee frugality and independence is almost perfectly in tune with the philosophy of his district. A lifelong member of the GOP, Bass has always fought for the conservative principles of lower taxes, smaller government, a strong national defense, and personal responsibility. Fiercely Independent, the four-term Member of Congress is not afraid to break ranks with party leaders to do what he feels is in the best interests of his constituents.

A consistent and vocal reformer, Bass defied party leaders and signed a petition to ensure a fair vote on McCain-Feingold and helped pass the bipartisan campaign finance reform bill. The Congressman's strong support for the conservation of open spaces and the preservation of natural habitats prompted his vote against an energy bill that allowed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Concord Monitor wrote, "His commendable vote against the policy was only the latest evidence of his caring attitude toward the environment. As he did on campaign finance reform, Bass also showed his willingness to make the correct choice between supporting a president of his own party and representing the views of his constituents."

Bass made a commitment to his constituents to fight for full funding of federal assistance for special education. Two yeas ago, the Congressman opposed a Republican budget that did not provide adequate funding for special education. This year, Bass fought single-handedly to include in the House budget annual increases to reach full federal funding within 10 years. National education groups have honored Bass for his successful efforts on this issue. Closer to home, Tom Enright of the New Hampshire School Board Association wrote Bass " matched his words to his actions in supporting full funding for special education."

Motivated by his two young children, Bass worked as a Member of the House Budget Committee to make tough decisions, which led to the first balanced budget in 40 years, a smaller, more responsible - and responsive - federal government, and a better future for hard working Americans and their children. In recent years, Bass has continued to work to control spending while meeting our nation's important priorities. The 2nd District Congressman also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which worked this year to lower drug prices and add an affordable, voluntary prescription drug benefit to Medicare.

Bass began his public service to New Hampshire by serving in both the New Hampshire House and Senate. He currently lives in his hometown of Peterborough with his wife Lisa and two children, Lucy and Jonathan.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/09/2012-04/20/2012 University of New Hampshire 39.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
06/30/2011-07/05/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 29.00% ( 1.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 23.00% ( 2.0)
03/31/2011-04/03/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 30.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
11/20/2005-11/22/2005 Research 2000 43.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/13/2013-09/16/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 28.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
09/27/2012-09/30/2012 University of New Hampshire 35.00% ( 6.0) 43.00% ( 12.0) 21.00% ( 8.0)
08/01/2012-08/12/2012 University of New Hampshire 41.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0)

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Sep 26, 2006 06:20pm General Top aide to N.H. congressman resigns  Article RP 

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FAMILY
Father Perkins Bass 1912-2011
Grandfather Robert P. Bass 1873-1960

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RACES
  11/06/2012 NH - District 02 Lost 45.34% (-4.83%)
  09/11/2012 NH - District 02 - R Primary Won 81.24% (+72.50%)
  09/11/2012 NH - District 02 - D Primary Lost 0.38% (-98.79%)
  11/02/2010 NH - District 2 Won 48.34% (+1.58%)
  09/14/2010 NH - District 2 - R Primary Won 42.48% (+7.10%)
  11/07/2006 NH - District 02 Lost 45.61% (-7.10%)
  09/12/2006 NH District 02 - R Primary Won 75.27% (+61.78%)
  11/02/2004 NH - District 02 Won 58.52% (+20.48%)
  09/14/2004 NH - District 02 - R Primary Won 71.23% (+42.74%)
  09/14/2004 NH - District 02 - D Primary Lost 0.58% (-59.43%)
  11/05/2002 NH District 2 Won 56.81% (+15.95%)
  09/10/2002 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 85.77% (+71.54%)
  11/07/2000 NH District 2 Won 56.19% (+15.55%)
  11/03/1998 NH District 2 Won 53.16% (+8.38%)
  11/05/1996 NH District 2 Won 50.55% (+7.04%)
  09/10/1996 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 66.13% (+39.87%)
  11/08/1994 NH District 2 Won 51.44% (+5.49%)
  09/13/1994 NH District 2 - LBT Primary Lost 1.10% (-55.31%)
  09/13/1994 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 28.67% (+5.00%)
  09/09/1980 NH District 2 - R Primary Lost 21.74% (-12.03%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NH US President - R Primary - Jan 10, 2012 R Mitt Romney
NH US President - R Primary - Jan 08, 2008 R John McCain
FEC COMMITTEES
C00302570 Bass Victory Committee $ 25622.94