DSCC - UNION LEADER: Ayotte denies any concern about national GOP decision

Ayotte denies any concern about national GOP decision

Union Leader

By Joe Markman

November 6, 2009

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WASHINGTON - An announcement by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that it will not give money or support to the Senate campaign of Kelly Ayotte or any other Republican Senate candidate running in a primary contest in 2010 makes no difference to the campaign, according to an Ayotte spokesman.

NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told ABC News that endorsements are "overrated," considering their potential for negativity and that his committee "will not spend money in a contested primary. There's no incentive for us to weigh in."

As both parties scrambled yesterday to react to Cornyn's statement, they disagreed sharply over the impact of his words.[…]

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