NH Sen. Ayotte will support - but not endorse - Trump
May 04. 2016 11:33AM
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., has been saying for months that she will support the Republican nominee for President, whoever that turns out to be.
Today, her campaign office released a statement saying Ayotte will support Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Tuesday night with Sen. Ted Cruz’s departure from the Republican primary race.
“As she's said from the beginning, Kelly plans to support the nominee. As a candidate herself, she hasn't and isn't planning to endorse anyone this cycle,” said Liz Johnson, communications director for Kelly for New Hampshire.
Johnson said the senator is not endorsing Trump.
Aaron Jacobs, communications director for Ayotte’s Democratic challenger, Gov. Maggie Hassan, Tuesday night had issued a statement calling on Ayotte to make her support for Trump official.
”Ayotte and Trump are clearly in agreement when it comes to critical issues such as their desire to defund Planned Parenthood, undermine Roe v. Wade, and obstruct the Supreme Court confirmation process,” Jacobs said. “And all Granite Staters should be concerned that Ayotte has pledged to support Trump as the nominee, even though national security experts and members of both parties have condemned his foreign policy positions as dangerous to our country’s vital interests.”