Sometimes meddling in the other side's primaries works; other times it backfires. In the case of New Hampshire's 2nd CD, Democrats' gambit worked. In a gift to Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), underfunded pro-Trump Republican Bob Burns toppled GOP leaders' star recruit, moderate Keene Mayor George Hansel, 33%-30% — a result that wouldn't have been possible if not for $569,000 spent by a liberal Super PAC propping up Burns.

Hansel had a dream resume for Republicans to put this swingy, Biden +9 seat in play. The young, pro-choice Hansel got elected mayor in one of the most liberal cities in the state, owns a filtration manufacturing company with his family and was personally tapped by popular GOP Gov. Chris Sununu to run. But he was hampered by a late start, announcing only in June and raising $377,000 — not enough to lock down the nomination in a seven-way field

Another Super PAC aligned with House GOP campaign efforts, American Liberty Action PAC, tried to prop Hansel up. It spent late on ads casting Hansel as tough on crime, praising him

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