NH GOP file new push-polling complaint
By Holly Ramer
October 21, 2010
CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Republican Party has filed a complaint accusing Democrats of conducting a push poll against Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte that does not contain the required disclosures.
GOP spokesman Ryan Williams filed a complaint Thursday with the attorney general's office against the state Democratic Party and Ayotte's opponent, Democrat Paul Hodes. Several voters have complained that they got calls aimed at spreading negative information about Ayotte and weren't told who was paying for them.
Both Hodes' campaign and the Democratic Party say the survey included the proper disclosure.
Last week, a pollster working for Hodes agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for conducting an illegal push poll against Ayotte in July.