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Ayotte for Senate: NH's independent leadership

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October 22. 2016 10:40PM

Kelly Ayotte 



As she completes her first term representing New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, Nashua Republican Kelly Ayotte should be proud of her service.

No freshman back-bencher, Ayotte quickly established herself as a tough, dedicated advocate for New Hampshire and in dealing with the nation's most pressing issues.

Ayotte took the lead on the nation's response to the deadly opioid epidemic, working across the aisle for two years to win passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

Ayotte joined New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on a campus sexual assault bill that treats rape on campus as a crime, and not an honor code violation to be handled behind closed doors.

Ayotte opposed the Iran nuclear deal from the start, while her opponent continues to stand by it despite mounting evidence that Iran is using it as cover to maintain its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Ayotte has been the Senate's leading voice against the closure of Guantanamo Bay, and the need to keep terrorists behind bars and off U.S. soil.

Despite millions of dollars in attack ads from liberals in Washington and New York, Ayotte has stood firm against unconstitutional gun control. She has worked to restore due process to innocent Americans wrongly placed on the No Fly List while ensuring that suspected terrorists can't buy guns.

Ayotte isn't afraid to break from her party to do the right thing, including opposition to the pointless government shutdown in 2013.

For her fierce, independent leadership on behalf of New Hampshire, we endorse the re-election of Sen. Kelly Ayotte.


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