DSCC - Ayotte Panders To The Right - Takes Bait - Endorses Hoffman

NH Political Report: Ayotte backs conservative in NY-23

James Pindell 

October 30, 2009 


Not ceding ground to potential primary challengers, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte has endorsed the Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in a high-profile special House election in Upstate New York. 

"As I travel across our state on the campaign trail, I have said we must stand up for fiscal sanity in Washington, we must have pro-growth economic policies that will create jobs," Ayotte said in a statement to NHPoliticalReport.com. "Because of that, I endorse Doug Hoffman." 

Earlier in the day, this site reported that Ayotte's primary rival Ovide Lamontagne said he gave Hoffman a check. 

The race is receiving national attention as party members are split between the moderate Republican nominee and the Conservative Party candidate, Hoffman, who is technically registered as a Republican