DSCC - Union Leader Notes Ayotte's Two Inconsistencies In As Many Weeks Since Campaign Launch

Ayotte, as attorney general, tapped federal stimulus funds to cover the costs of a new cold-case homicide unit after lawmakers decided there wasn't enough state money to pay for the four-year project. At her coming out party in Wolfeboro, she said the stimulus package wastes taxpayer money. Democratic spokesman Victoria Bonney pointed out Ayotte attended a big fund-raiser in Grafton County co-sponsored by Foxwoods Casino last week even though she spent the last four years urging lawmakers to reject expansion of legalized gambling.

 

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State House Dome: Improper-influence allegations linger

By TOM FAHEY
State House Bureau Chief
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009

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The state Democratic party attacked likely U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte for what it said were inconsistencies on issues.

Ayotte, as attorney general, tapped federal stimulus funds to cover the costs of a new cold-case homicide unit after lawmakers decided there wasn't enough state money to pay for the four-year project. At her coming out party in Wolfeboro, she said the stimulus package wastes taxpayer money, Democratic spokesman Victoria Bonney pointed out Ayotte attended a big fund-raiser in Grafton County co-sponsored by Foxwoods Casino last week even though she spent the last four years urging lawmakers to reject expansion of legalized gambling.

"She's the anointed candidate of the national party, and yet she continues to stumble out of the gate," Bonney said.